4 Characteristics You Need to Stand Out as a Sales Leader

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4 Characteristics You Need to Stand Out as a Sales Leader SMR

I think we would all agree that great salespeople are essential for any company to be successful. According to sales intelligence firm Cresta, top-performers outperform their colleagues by up to 400%!  But what does it take to become a sales leader? You may be looking for sales leaders within your ranks, or to recruit them… Read more »

Salespeople Ask: Should I Be Prioritizing My New Job Search?

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Salespeople Ask: Should I Be Prioritizing My New Job Search?

Is it time to move on?.   I think we would all agree that at some point in our career, we will ask, or have already asked, ourselves that question.  So how do you know if, or when, the time is right? In this post, you will learn 4 critical indications that it’s time to look… Read more »

Medical Sales Reps Want to Know: Is There a Sure-Fire Method to Get Traction Early in a Medical Sales Cycle?

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The short answer is yes, but with a caveat. There’s no magic bullet. But…  Sales professionals generally agree that while there is no magic sales bullet, there are some tried and true techniques to get your sales cycle started off on the right foot. Selling to busy doctors and medical technicians can be tough for… Read more »

Medical Sales Professionals Want to Know: How Can I Stay at the Top of My Game?

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Staying relevant as a top-performing sales rep can be difficult in the always shifting healthcare landscape.    The medical sales field is an ultra-competitive profession. It can also be an extremely rewarding career. According to CRM giant Hubspot the average total compensation for medical sales reps is currently $149,544.  You can never afford to stand still,… Read more »

Hiring Teams Demand Quality Assurance From Staffing Agencies on New Sales Hires

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That might sound a bit daunting to most recruiting consulting firms. But not to us. At SMR Group, quality of hire is in our DNA.   But why is quality of hire so important with sales professionals? Top-tier account executives typically outperform the rest of the sales team by up to 200%. These top producers are… Read more »

How to Land Your First Sales Job With No Experience

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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 »

Changing Jobs is Tough! Check Out These 3 Tips for Starting a New Sales Job

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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 »

What Character Traits Should Hiring Managers and Employment Agencies Look for in Great Sales Candidates?

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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 »

The Hiring Manager’s Conundrum: “I’m Just Not Happy With My Overall Quality Of Hire. But Is It Measurable?”

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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 »

Medical Sales Job Seekers Ask: “I’m On All The Job Boards, But I Can’t Find The Right Sales Opportunity, What’s Wrong?”

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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 »