Unemployment remains stubbornly high, yet sales Hiring Managers are really struggling to find top sales people. The reality is that the actual sales-specific unemployment rate is lower than the 8.5% level recently reported. One real sign of this is that sales Hiring Managers are experiencing a sudden spike in the number of candidates who receive and then reject their job offers.
It is a new year and there is no better time than right now to inspire your sales team. One way to get the year off to a great start is to set your sales goals for 2012. Use your positivity and motivation to inspire your sales team. If you can harness this positively charged energy you can create an aggressive, focused and contagious environment likely to achieve success in 2012.
Regional Sales Representative - Our client is an innovative full service provider of customizable and brandable webinar content by using web, audio, registration and on-demand technology across a broad set of industries, including legal, IT, Associations, HR, Publishing, healthcare, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. They partner with companies to build continuing education content. Their team works with clients on a step-by-step plan to produce your best events, webinars, video conferences and more.
Interviewing for a job can be very stressful. Some of the questions can really make you sweat as you try and find the right things to say. Others, not so much. Glassdoor.com, a jobs and career website, recently released its top-25 "oddball questions" from interviewers in 2011. The company picked through more than 150,000 interview questions to come up with some of the wackiest things job candidates were asked in 2011.
As we examine who are clients are looking to hire, it all boils down to the same basic criteria: inexpensive top talent with the perfect skill. You may laugh, but it is true. This is an interesting market and companies feel they are in the driver's seat. To some degree this is accurate, but as an executive search firm exclusive to sales, we have noticed that the tables are turning as we roll into the New Year.
This time of year is a wild card. Holidays are closing in, the fiscal year is winding down and decision makers start to disappear into Year End and Kick off meetings. Walk into any bullpen and you will see a number of things happening: Some people have pulled all their triggers and are using the next few weeks to ramp up and get a head start on 2012. Some people are mentally checked out and spend their days doing last minute on-line shopping and making 'Elf Yourself' videos. And then there are some people who are working diligently, trying to wrap up their year and close some last minute deals to hit their 2011 number. Something about these last few weeks of the year has people thinking: "Why try?! Its over." However, it is far from over - you just have to focus on what is urgent and what can close in the next 2 weeks.
Treeline Sales Job of the Week: Account Executive. This opportunity is calling for a successful inside sales representative to call on C-Level Sales & Market Executives. This is a strategic sale where the representative will be given leads as well as prospect for new business. The rep will also conduct web demo's.