If they’re taking the time to interview you then they don’t really care about the experience gap.
Sales managers only care about two things –
- Can you sell
- Will you be a pain in the ass
The goal then is to demonstrate that you can sell in your interview whilst coming across as someone that they’d want to work with.
That means coming to the interview with the following things –
- 30, 60, 90 day plan.
- If you’re doing outbound I’d encourage you to build up a rough framework of your cold outreach/cadence plan.
- SWOT analysis of the company and their position in the marketplace.
For most entry(ish) level roles, you’ll blow the interviews away if you come in prepared like this.
Hope that helps.