“This position requires a lot of scheduling, while making sales. The person I would hire would have excellent time management skills, be outgoing, and pay attention to details to get orders correct. I think that you can train someone to make the sale, but you can’t train them to walk up to people and open a conversation. If they don’t have good time management skills coming in, they won’t be able to learn that on the job.”
Or for a desk position:
“Bookkeeping is such a lonely position, but the most important attributes are the training. I would want someone with my experience with Quickbooks, someone who doesn’t make mistakes with numbers, and then I would look at their training and education. I wouldn’t want anyone who had less than a master’s degree in economics or statistics.”
Stay focused on your strengths and how they relate to the position. You want the interviewer to understand why you are the best candidate for the job.