Marketing Interview Preparation Guide
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Marketing Interview Questions and Answers will guide you how to get a marketing job. Every one knows with our marketing a business can not be come international so this category is the most important for all the looking jobs for Human Resources, Financial, Accounting fields. You must have some basic knowledge of sales promotion for your company and marketing the core for sales promotion so come and start to unlock your potential with Marketing Interview Questions and Answers.

162 Marketing Questions and Answers:

1 :: Why do you want to get into marketing?

Your reasons should relate both to the occupation and the particular company interviewing you. Your interests in any of the following could prove useful to mention: working to tight deadlines, working under pressure, meeting targets, getting the job done, selling, making deals, being competitive, presenting to others etc.

Don't feel you have to limit your answer to just the occupation alone. Give reasons why you find the particular firm attractive. It is often a good idea to broaden the scope of a question and turn it into more of a normal conversation.

Include any examples of selling from your university days. Did you effectively advertise the films at the film society, for example, or increase the membership, or attract many more volunteers, or sell lots of tickets for an event? etc.
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2 :: Have you applied to any other areas apart from marketing?

If the answer is yes (and it is quite reasonable for it to be so!) then have a reason for your interest in the other areas. Some other occupations are obviously related, such as Sales, Market Research, Advertising, Promotional work, Public Relations etc.

Show that there are common skills between the other occupations and Marketing. Alternatively demonstrate that the attraction is different and perhaps of a lesser degree than Marketing. Show that the job in question attracts you the most and that there is no sense of you being inconsistent in your applications. The other companies you have applied to will interest your interviewer. Let them see that you have researched the field well. But make sure that they know they are the first choice. You do not want to put them off!
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3 :: How well do you cope under pressure?

An inevitable question considering the occupation! You should give examples of situations in which you have coped. Obvious examples will come from your academic experience preparing work to deadlines etc. Try and mention experiences from areas outside university as well. Perhaps from vacation work experiences or other jobs you have had.

There are some people who actively thrive on having things constantly demanded of them. Are you one of these people? On the other hand, do you enjoy pressure at work while having a very contrasting quiet life away from work? Bear in mind that you must really answer in the affirmative as pressure comes with the territory of a career in Marketing.
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4 :: Give me an example of how you convinced someone to do something that they were not too keen on doing.

Influencing the behavior and even attitudes of others is central to marketing work.

Consider situations in which your ideas were obviously better than others. Of particular relevance are occasions when you influenced someone's spending habits. For example, deciding on a holiday to undertake, or perhaps the purchase of an expensive item such as a car or a house. Equally, it could be that you convinced someone to do something which they initially had severe doubts about.

Talk about the methods you have used to convince someone as well as how persistent you needed to be. Are you better face-to-face or on the phone? Would you be as effective if you tried to do it in writing? Are some people easier to influence than others? Is so why is that the case? How could you apply this to your working life? Show that you enjoy influencing other people as well as being good at it.
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5 :: How does the prospect of traveling a good deal grab you?

Very well is the easy answer, but you must do your research. Not all marketing jobs involve travel, although most do. Be certain about the requirements of the firm interviewing you. You probably wouldn't have applied to a job requiring travel unless you relished the prospect!

You should attempt to demonstrate any of the following in order to suggest that working away from home suits you:

* You have done it before, successfully.
* It is a challenge you are prepared to accept.
* You enjoy getting out and about and seeing pastures new.
* It will allow you to use your social skills with a wide range of clients.
* Being mobile adds an extra dimension to the work which you will enjoy.
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