What is a reference check? A reference check is a step some companies choose to complete at the final stage of an interview process. Hiring managers will ask a candidate, who they are considering extending an offer to, for a list of former employers/co-workers/managers who they have permission to contact. It’s another opportunity for a hiring manager to reach out to former employers to learn more about a candidate’s work experience, qualifications, and culture fit.
Wondering What Questions to Ask in Your Next Sales Job Interview? We’ve Got You Covered. You should always be prepared to ask questions in a job interview! Ask interview questions about the company, hiring manager, the culture, sales job responsibilities, and questions to close the interview. Don't focus on salary, benefits, or PTO as questions to ask right away.
Imagine you’ve been working on a significant opportunity for several months. You’ve invested long hours with all of the key players and it’s almost time to go to contract. The final step is a simple “show-n-tell” presentation that you need to deliver to the executive committee. All you need is their nod and you’re off to the bank to deposit the commission check.
Treeline, Inc. is happy to share that Kevin Shirley has joined the team. Kevin joins Treeline as a Sales Consultant, helping sales professionals advance their careers, professionally, personally, and financially. Your search for the right sales job and company is unique, and Kevin understands that. He takes the time to consult with each candidate to introduce the right sales opportunities that align with each search.
Did you interview for a sales job a few weeks ago and it’s been radio silence? The hiring manager or recruiter have not gotten back to you and you have no idea where you stand in the hiring process. Now, if you want to avoid this question and situation all together, you need to know how to close an interview. Follow the 5 A’s on how to close an interview:
For job seekers and hiring managers alike, there’s nothing more terrifying than having an unforgettable interview…and not the good kind. More often than not, interviews run smoothly with little hiccups, but on rare occasions they can go horribly wrong. Believe it or not, most hiring managers (including us) have experienced painful interviews. We’ve heard interview horror stories that you thought you would only see in the movies play themselves out in real life, and we don’t want you to repeat those same mistakes. In the spirit of Halloween, avoid these 10 interview mistakes that could end up costing you the job.
Is the 100% Commission Sales Rep a Thing of the Past? The answer: yes…and no. Hiring top sales performers on a base salary + commission OTE plan is hard enough for companies, but hiring 100% commission sales reps who are talented, confident, and can see the big picture of a pure commission-based salary is even harder…if not impossible.