references a survey from Korn/Ferry that identifies the most common interview blunders:

  • Talking too much
  • Lack of knowledge about company or position
  • Over-inflated ego
  • Appearing overly confident
  • Inquiring about compensation too early in the process
  • Unkempt appearance

When selecting salespeople, an overly strong ego combined with a Dominant selling style is a recipe for disaster. These salespeople, at their worst, turn into a walking flamethrower. Their approach will aggravate most who come in contact with them – coworkers, customers and prospects.

In case you were wondering (I was):
unkempt = 1: not combed 2: deficient in order or neatness

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