Good day! I am a sales representative who has several years of proven sales success. I was recently laid off and I've been unemployed for the past 5 months. I've applied to countless sales jobs online and I am struggling. I can't seem to get feedback for opportunities that I know I am qualified for. I've networked with colleagues and reached out to my personal contacts, but even they are not much help. I am struggling and feel helpless. How can I conduct a better job search? Do you have any advice?
With U.S. Employers adding no new jobs in August and unemployment hovering around 9.1% how do you find your next job? When I ask my average candidate this question, they typically respond with "the boards:" monster.com, careerbuilder.com, indeed.com, etc. However, the fact of the matter is that the boards are antiquated and are going the way of the dinosaur. This is a popular notion and has been referenced by many others from the Wall Street Journal to the Gurus on LinkedIn. So if the job boards are no longer effective how are people finding opportunities?
Our client is a leader in the telecommunications industry. They have shown consistent growth over the years and are known for their best in class products. They pride themselves on their dedicated team of employees who provide next to none service to their customers nation wide. This organization offers excellent benefits and lots of growth opportunities.
Creating a fun, exciting and positively charged sales environment that fosters healthy competition in your sales team will ultimately result in success. Below is a great story from Charles Schwab in Dale Carnegie's book, How to Win Friends & Influence People about the need to stimulate competition in your sales team. Sales people are fierce competitors and there is nothing more thrilling than to accept a challenge to compete.
Our client is a fast growing organization and has been named Selling Power's prestigious "Software Sales Organization of the Year Award. They have cutting edge software that updates company information and data automatically and daily.This role is currently seeking talented inside SaaS/CRM/Web-based sales representative. This role requires an individual to source new business opportunities. You will call on enterprise wide accounts building relationships with CMO's, VP of Sales, and other executives.
Most of us can admit to clicking into our favorite investment site from time to time over the past couple of weeks, especially our retirement and college savings accounts; some have been more distracted than others. Whether you are buying or selling, and clearly more people have been selling, the turmoil in the market has been hard to tune out. However, there are plenty of reasons not to get distracted right now.
I am a huge movie buff - I have a bit of an obsession with them. Half of my daily dialogue is stripped directly from the good and bad movies that I love. I decided to write a blog that would combine this obsession with another passion of mine - my job as a recruiter. As a sales recruiter, I have plenty of tales to tell about candidates, clients and the events that unfold throughout an interview process.