9 months ago
August 1, 2023

15 Questions to Ask Yourself before taking that Sales job

So, you went through the interview process and a sales company offered you the job. But you are not 100% sure you want to take the job. As a sales…

sales recruiter Liz Vixner
Elizabeth Vixner

So, you went through the interview process and a sales company offered you the job. But you are not 100% sure you want to take the job. As a sales recruitment agency, we know that just because you are offered a sales job doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you. It doesn’t mean you have to accept the offer.

Changing sales jobs is a big decision. It could be life-changing and alter your career trajectory. Taking a step back and having some internal reflection will allow you to assess the situation and make a better decision more effectively. Our sales recruiters recommend you ask yourself some critical questions to assess if the role is the right fit for you and aligns with your career goals.

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A Checklist of Questions to Ask Yourself before taking that Sales Job

  1.       Does the company’s product or service align with my values and interests? Can I genuinely get behind what I’ll be selling?
  2.       What are my long-term career goals, and how does this sales role contribute to achieving them?
  3.       What is the compensation structure, and does it meet my financial needs and expectations?
  4.       What are the sales targets and quotas for the role? Are they realistic, and do I feel confident in meeting them?
  5.       How will my performance be measured and evaluated? Is there a clear and fair performance review process in place?
  6.       What sales training and development opportunities does the company offer to help me succeed in the role? Are there opportunities for growth and advancement within the organization?
  7.       What is the sales team’s dynamic like? Do they work collaboratively, and will I have the support I need to thrive?
  8.       What is the company’s reputation and track record in the industry?
  9.       How does the company handle leads and generate new business? Will I be provided with quality leads, or will I need to generate them myself?
  10.   What is the company culture like, and will I fit in with the team and overall work environment?
  11.   How much autonomy will I have in my sales approach? Will I be able to leverage my strengths and preferred selling style?
  12.   Have I researched and thoroughly understood the company’s products, competitors, and target market?
  13.   What is the work-life balance like in this sales position? Can I manage the potential stress and demands of the role?
  14.   How does this sales job align with my personal values, career aspirations, and overall lifestyle?
  15.   Am I excited about the opportunity and confident in my ability to succeed in this sales role?

When thinking about the above questions, it’s essential for you to be honest with yourself. This will help you properly evaluate the opportunity and make an informed decision that aligns with your career goals.

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sales recruiter Liz Vixner

Elizabeth Vixner

Elizabeth is a sales recruiter that has led and developed multiple top sales teams in Canada in the Automotive, Retail, and Sports Industries. With 6+ years of corporate sales experience, she knows what separates a good salesperson from a great salesperson. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Specialization in Marketing and Accounting with Honours from the Schulich School of Business at York University.