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Business Development Manager Interview Questions

"Business development managers work to expand their company's business, so employers are looking for go-getters who can identify promising opportunities, manage partner relations, and successfully implement partnerships into current business models. In an interview, expect to be quizzed on your analytical, interpersonal, and management skills. You may be asked to evaluate a prospective market or pitch an unorthodox business to the executives of a company."

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Tell me about your sales approach to a client who has stated that they don't like EMC...

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EMC is all about leveraging resources and angles of attack. Those resources include channel partners, outside influencers and clients in like industries. An EMCer refuses to loose... so get creative...

What markets do you think Cisco should get into and why?

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Tell me about a time you used analysis to make a business-critical decision. Walk me through the analysis and outcome.

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What would you do to grow our business. How would someone know this if they were not from that industry.

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Have you ever managed a large account?

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Hard to say... there were so many questions. But they were all germane and relevant.

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Would you ever lie to a customer? I will never forget that question.

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They described their product and asked questions mostly about "how would you go about selling this?"

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Since I did not have a background in traditional staffing, asked me if I had concerns joining a staffing organization.

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What sort of career path do I see for myself.

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