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The Best Interview Questions

The Best Interview Questions

Getting to truly know a candidate during an interview can be a daunting process.   Hiring as a whole can set a business back or move it forward just by making the best hires. People are your most valuable asset, and working to find, hire and retain the best people to meet your needs takes true commitment.  Interviews are more than a get to know you process, they are a process to better understand work ethic, skills and how specific candidates may or may not fit into a company’s culture.

We’ve outlined four questions you should be asking in an interview to fully gain an understanding of each candidate for hire.

Question: Describe your ideal workplace.

This question tells you a candidate’s ideal company culture. If it doesn’t fit your client’s, it’s time to move on to the next person. Some candidates may be looking for a small office environment, while others a corporate setting.  Each of these varies significantly, understanding what style of office environment candidates find ideal will develop retention patterns.

Question: What style culture or environment in which you would not be happy.

Perhaps your candidate knows they don’t have time to burn the midnight oil in a startup, or maybe they can’t stand political driven environments. This question will help you determine what the candidate doesn’t want – more often than not, people will know what they don’t want, rather than what they do want. Piece the don’ts together to paint a better picture of what could work for each candidate.

Question: Give an example of one time you messed up at work, how you corrected it, and what was learned for moving forward.

Want to have a strong understanding of a candidates honesty and integrity? – Ask them how they messed up and how it helped to build a stronger future for them.  Everyone can easily talk about all the good they do, a real leader will be able to address mistakes.

Question: What would make this job successful to you?  

It might be a salary or title, the opportunity to travel, or the ability to have a flexible work schedule.  The way a candidate defines success will tell what company culture and style is the best fitting.

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JOB OPENING: BDM/Sales Manager Hydraulic Cylinder

Primary Industry Industrial- Hydraulic Cylinders
Company Size Medium-101-1000 employees
Territory U.S.A. Heavy Equipment Hydraulic Cylinder
City Chicago Hydraulic Cylinder
State Illinois [IL]
Position BDM/Sales Manager Hydraulic Cylinder
Job Description 10-15 years of experience in Sales / Key Account Management role in the hydraulic cylinder industry.
Education and/or Experience Equivalent Previous experience selling to OEM customers
Previous Manufacturing experienceResponsible for managing and uncovering new clients- mid-size to large OEM customers covering a region or a set of accounts.

Generating sales from key OEMs across application segments – construction and earthmoving equipment, material handling industries, commercial vehicles etc.

Generate sales from key OEMs in the following industries: construction and earthmoving equipment, material handling and cargo, Agriculture, Truck Hydraulics, Mining, e.g.

Leverage relationships with existing global accounts to generate business in North America

Exploring and mining of new accounts, new markets, and new sectors.

Engage with customers throughout customer lifecycle (pre-sales – sales – delivery – service) and expedite the resolution of any customer problem or complaint

Generate new/allied business through long-term engagement and relationship building with customers.

Intelligence gathering on customers and competitors.

All other duties as directed by management.

Required Knowledge/ Experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
Proficient with a personal computer, fax machine, copier, and multi-line telephone. Moderate to extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Applications and Social Communication Applications such as Skype, MS Lync, and Web-Ex, etc.Ability to access, navigate and research the internet.

Ability to interact professionally with customers, both physically and electronically to maintain professionalism with difficult customers.

Ability to problem solve and to multi-task and support and organize various projects at the same time.

Must be extremely self-motivated/self-directed and able to start and persist with specific courses of action with little supervision.

Ability to draft basic and technical correspondence in proper English and proofread for content and flow,

Owns or has access to a private vehicle to perform company business and has a valid driver’s licenses with a good driving record.

Travel requirement 25%-50% with the ability to arrange travel logistics, and participate in trade shows and conventions,

Any other knowledge, skills or abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position,

Yrs Experience 11-15 year
Compensation Structure Base Salary & Bonus

JOB OPENING: Payroll Service – Outside Sales


We are currently seeking a sales professional who will become an integral and influential part of a team who is passionate about their work and dedicated to client services.  This nationwide company has worked with clients for over 30 years and continues to grow.  Expertise and integrity coupled with an independent status, this company is a premier source for financial advisement.  Employees working in a solid team environment will set and accomplish goals in a stable environment with advancement potentials.

Employees will enjoy the benefits and more if hired:

  • Uncapped commissions
  • Additional bonuses for established goals
  • Competitive base salary
  • Allowances for car and cell phone expenses
  • No geographic limitations
  • Local travel 70% of the time, scheduled independently for flexibility
  • Employee benefits (health, retirement, work-life)

Working with the inside sales team, this hired position will handle all initial client meetings as an introduction to services and company overview.  The ability to follow up and schedule additional meetings to close each sale is essential.  Hire will also work to establish new leads and coordinate efforts for referrals within the sales and marketing team.


  • Understands the fundamentals of payroll
  • Has the ability to recognize when a potential client is ready to make a move
  • Presents information well and is proficient at making the connection between our services and the business needs of the client
  • Has solid computer skills to utilize the CRM and demonstrate our payroll software (Millennium) with confidence
  • Establishes relationships easily and has a history of building strong networks of potential leads