Posted on February 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Tom Hamilton, SPHR
Six Critical Factors in a Sales Person - Part 4, Ego.
One of the elements highly difficult to evaluate is a candidate's ego, self-worth and self-concept. In an interview situation, it is very difficult to assess an individual’s ego strength, particularly people who are well educated and or have been groomed for the interview. Yet in successful salespeople ego is a critical element in that person having a “can do" attitude. Certainly, people who believe they will be successful in sales are far more likely to be a success than people who aren't sure or who just need a job!
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