Keep your search active, Update your resume, Network, Update your LinkedIn profile
Keep your search active
Usually at this time of year, things are winding down and companies are not in hiring mode. This year couldn’t be any further from the truth. We have seen our busiest December in years and based on discussions with our clients, 2010 looks to be a great year for hiring sales people, sales managers and sales executives. Here are a few things you can do over the holidays to keep your search active:
Update your resume – Many people have a generic resume that they send to companies and recruiters like us. In a lot of cases, the resumes are outdated or don’t contain specific details on sales success, president’s clubs or specific accounts managed. Take the time over the holidays to update your resume so it is specific and relevant to the sales job you want.
Network – This is a great time of year to catch up with old colleagues or meet new people who may be able to help you in your search.
Update your LinkedIn profile – Employers are using LinkedIn more and more before interviewing candidates. They want to have as much information as possible about you. Make sure your profile gives people a good overview of your background and success. Perhaps most importantly, make sure you have recommendations as they are seen as having more credibility because they exist in the public domain.
The holidays are a great time to relax and spend time with family and friends. By taking a bit of time to work on these items, it will allow you to hit the ground running come January. All the best for the holidays and we wish you nothing but success in the New Year.
Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.