How to Move Your Sales Job Search Forward

by admin on 24/06/2013

The job search process can be taxing.  Therefore, it is important for every sales professional to know how to keep the job hunt moving forward.

  1. This can never be said enough – No matter what job you are applying for in sales, your resume MUST be professional.  Avoid common resume mistakes by proofreading for grammar, spelling, and basic common sense mistakes.  A quick proof read can save your resume from the trash can so don’t neglect this important step.
  2. One mistake many sales job seekers make is that they focus their resume, correspondence, and interview answers on themselves principally rather than skewing the focus on the job being sought and the company to which they are applying.  Focusing on the job and ensuring your answers discuss the primary concerns of the job for which you are applying and not just your past job titles.
  3. You aren’t going to find a job if you don’t try.  During your job search you need to be diligent. You need to set aside specific time to work on your job search, respond timely to emails and voice mails, and network.  Being diligent in building relationships and applying for job can help you be on your way to your next sales job.
  4. When asked in a sales interview or writing your cover letter and resume, it is important to focus on outcomes, leadership, and specific metrics that are applicable to the job for which you are applying and not be so set on just listing job descriptions with job titles.
  5. Whether you are networking or interviewing in sales, it is important to focus attention on others and from yourself.  Ask questions about a job or company during an interview to help you understand what they are looking for in an employee when networking, ask questions about the other persons career, and their needs.  You can then better understand their questions of you during your sales interview.

If you are trying to figure out the best way to get your sales job search moving forward, using some of these suggestions can help you ensure you are moving your job search in the right direction. Once you have tried these techniques, you will find that your job search is recharged and moving you forward toward your next sales job.

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