For Your Success

The SMR Group Blog

Posted

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… Read more »

Posted

You’ve made the move. You’ve accepted the sales position with the awesome new company. Congratulations! According to The Ladders, “Studies have shown that workers who stay with a company for longer than two years are getting paid up to 50% less than new hires.” We’ve all been there. Changing jobs is always a bit of… Read more »

Posted

That’s a great question.  Hiring managers tend to agree that sales positions are hard to fill  According to sales training giant Rain Group, “It takes an average of three months for a new seller to be ready to interact with buyers, nine months for them to be competent to perform, and 15 months for them… Read more »

Posted

We’re all familiar with the term “talent scout.” It’s a term we normally associate with professional sports scouts.  But as hiring managers aren’t we always on the lookout for talented professionals, in every employee we hire or attempt to recruit?  Isn’t this especially true for top-notch sales talent?  I think we would also agree that… Read more »

Posted

I think we would all agree that Today’s Hiring Managers are literally in a daily battle to hire top talent, especially sales talent. But does simply filling positions sometimes eclipse the real goal of hiring the best talent available? Hiring the right employee for the right position is loosely known as “quality of hire”. Linked… Read more »

Posted

The answer to this frequently-asked question is unfortunately another question; “What are you expecting from the job boards?”  Now we’re going to put forth a bit of a challenge. Based on your experience with job boards, good or bad, I challenge any sales professional to answer “no” to the following question: Would you like to… Read more »

Posted

OK, so we’ve all been here before. You’re on the job boards and the social portals applying for multiple jobs per day. These are jobs that seem to fit your skillset, experience, and education. It’s just a matter of time, right? And…nothing. Don’t take it personally, and don’t fall into the trap of getting despondent…. Read more »

Posted

This is a loaded, and somewhat vague, question. I’m sure we’ve all tried to answer it at some point and probably come away empty. There are valid answers, however, and you came to the right place to get them. I think it’s fair to say that staffing professionals, in general, would concur that the sooner… Read more »

Posted

It’s not unusual for salespeople to decide that they want to move up the corporate ladder into a new career opportunity in sales management. There are different factors that influence these decisions to be sure. And we’ve all seen that sometimes this works out, but quite often it doesn’t work out. So what types of… Read more »

Posted

The answer may surprise you. As sales professionals though, I think we would concur that we’ve all been here before. Maybe as a sales rep, or possibly as a sales executive, but we’ve all been here. So what is the answer? In this post, you will learn how to diagnose the problem of a flat… Read more »