I turn 30 this year. I know I’m getting pretty old huh (cue the eye roll). On a serious note though, I have been reflecting on my past and what I have accomplished in life so far. I know I am not truly “old” and by any means I am not trying to convey life-long wisdom, but I think as you reach certain ages and milestones, that it is good to reflect on your past so you can plan and look forward to the future. I do not have any regrets, but I think there is some advice I would share with my stubborn 22-year old self who has just graduated from college.
Sitting in a cubicle all day can be exhausting and mundane. Whether you like it or not, your cube is your home, where all the magic of your daily routine will be happening. It is a place you spend most of your time at and should be a place you enjoy and find comfort it. Don’t let it feel like a box that you’re stuck in. Make a place that is comfortable and where you get your best work done. As a member of cube-life myself, I thought I would share 10 of my favorite hacks, tricks, and tips to make your cubicle one of your favorite places.
Let’s face it. Searching for a new sales job is hard. It’s like dating. Both parties, job seekers and hiring managers alike, are searching for the “perfect fit”. It can take several different interviews, some really great ones and some really bad ones, until you find “the one.” It’s also like trying to be a mind reader. As a job seeker, you are trying to figure out what a hiring manager is actually looking for in a candidate.
It’s been an incredible journey being part of the Treeline team and I cannot believe we are celebrating 15 years in business this past March under incredible leadership. Dan Fantasia set out to build a company that could change and innovate the sales recruiting industry as well as create a culture that is unlike any other, and needless to say he’s succeeded. Dan started Treeline, Inc. in March of 2001, and has continued to build a national and recognized brand 15 years later.
If you’re looking to grow your business and drive revenue, you need salespeople. And if you’re looking to hire salespeople, you need a recruiting strategy. You need to approach your recruiting process that same way you approach your sales process. Recruiting is in fact SALES. You need both activity and metrics. If you rely only on passive and reactive recruiting measures, you will miss the mark.
Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could eliminate the obstacles of everyday life and lead a stress-free existence? Wouldn't that just make everything so much easier? In any sales organization, it's often echoed how stressful sales process can be - there can be tons of peaks and valleys and many things are out of your control. You're consistently accountable for deadlines, due dates, targets, forecasts - oh, and actually selling stuff. Managing and growing a pipeline isn't easy and can be extraordinarily stressful. No wonder all of those Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce guys had beverage carts desk-side.
When you’re building your career, you are looking for both opportunity and sustainability. The goal is join a company that you like being a part of and one that invests in you as an employee. Many people change jobs over the course of their career for many different reasons, and the two biggest reasons are generally around compensation and location. However, sales professionals aren’t always chasing the dollar, and are sometimes motivated by other red flags to search for a new job.