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 »

The Number One Question Asked By Job Seekers: “I Can’t Get A Job Offer. What’s The Secret?”

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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 »

I’m A Sales Rep And I’m Interested In Pursuing A Sales Management Role. What Skills Do I Need To Modify, Add Or Improve?

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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 »

Great Sales Professionals Have Great Customer Relationships

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I think we would all agree that most senior salespeople understand this. In fact most have built their careers around it. Recruiters and hiring managers also look for this attribute in any strategic new hire. What separates an average, or slightly above average, sales professional from a top producer though? In this brief post, you… Read more »

Steps You Should Take to Prioritize Sales Leads

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Sales leads are full of promise and potential–but not all sales leads pan out. When you’re faced with an abundance of sales leads, how do you organize them in the most productive and efficient manner? Here are steps you can take to prioritize your sales leads. Take a FIFO Approach to Sales Leads FIFO, or… Read more »

How to Stay Up to Date on the Latest Medical Trends as a Sales Rep

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A sales career is a journey of constant learning. For pharmaceutical sales reps, there’s always more to know about the industry, the research and breakthroughs being reached, and the products and services that pharmaceutical companies offer to their customers. To succeed as a pharmaceutical sales rep, it’s important to stay on top of changing trends… Read more »