Each industry has basic fundamentals to conduct a proper career change. A sales job is no different.
Many companies are cutting the headcount of their sales force, so competition is fierce.
To stand out from the crowd and get the position you really want, you need a plan.
Following this blueprint, you will be able to conduct your job search in a methodical way and find a new job you really enjoy.
Here are job search tips for success.
How far are you willing to move if you have the opportunity?
Sales positions typically want the salesperson to live in the territory. You’ll save yourself a lot of time by knowing the geography you’re interested in.
Network with Contacts
Most positions are filled by word of mouth, so work your contact list. Let people know you’re looking for a new opportunity and ask if they know of an opening.
Also ask them if they can refer you to someone else who might be able to give you suggestions or job search tips. Keep growing your network.
Create a Strong Resume
Your resume is the first impression a hiring manager or screener will have of you. To peak their interest and be considered for the first step, your resume must present the best examples of your experiences.
Chances are, your resume will only get a 10-15 second skim over, so be sure to organize it well and make key points standout.
Practice Interview Questions
You want your answers to interview questions to include the best examples to showcase your skills. Practicing your answers will allow you to plan out the best examples for possible questions.
Make a Plan
Take time to research. Make a plan. Work your plan. Be patient.
For every $10,000 of salary you’re seeking, figure on one month of searching in a good economy.
For example, for a position that earns a $100,000 salary; expect your job search to take about 10 months. However, in a more challenging economy it can take longer.
Using these job search tips as your blueprint for your search, you will have a clear idea of what you want in a new position.
Looking for a new position takes a lot of effort and putting in the proper amount of time will guarantee you an outcome you’re happy with in the end
Are you in the middle of a career change? What job search tips would you add to help someone who’s about to start the process?
Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading!