According to Salary.com the average salary for a salesperson in the United States is $56,189.
That’s not bad. When it comes to compensation though, most people want to get into sales for earning potential well into the high six-figure range.
So how do you break into the sales profession? Is it difficult? Let’s explore that question.
In this brief post you’ll learn how to land your first sales job, with no experience, by following these simple steps:
- Show Tenacity
- Show Confidence and Sell Yourself
- Be Candid
We’ve talked about tenacity in previous posts
This is an essential character trait for all successful salespeople. You’re going to have to start at the entry-level. In sales this usually means an inside sales or sales support role. You’ll want to look for these entry-level opportunities to increase your chances for a successful job hunt.
Hiring managers, staffing firms, and employment agencies are almost always looking to fill entry-level sales positions. These positions are usually stepping stones to outside sales roles. So don’t be afraid to start at the bottom. Be tenacious and move up in the organization!
If you’re considering a move to a sales career, we can help. Call us today at 908-789-2001 or get in touch online. Our recruiting experts are waiting!
Show self-confidence and sell yourself
Hiring managers are looking for confidence from sales candidates. Be ready to clearly and concisely let the hiring team know why you’re the right person for the job; you’re tenacious, confident, and willing to start at the bottom and move up.
Be completely candid
No need to pretend you’re something that you’re not. The hiring manager already knows that you don’t have any direct sales experience, so don’t dwell on that. Focus on your ability to learn quickly and your desire to join the sales team at an entry-level.
If you follow these simple steps and engage a great recruiting firm to match you with the right opportunities, you should soon have your first sales job!
Are you considering a career change into the sales world? We can help. We have clients looking for candidates just like you.
At SMR Consultants, we help our clients find their perfect job every day.
Call us today at 908-789-2001, or get in touch online. Our expert recruiters are waiting for your call.