1 year ago
November 24, 2022

5 Sales Career Moves You’ll Thank Yourself For 15 Years From Now

Every sales career decision you make today will influence your future. One thing you don’t want is to look back 15 years from now with regret. You don’t want to…

Brandon Biafore Sales Recruiter
Brandon Biafore

Every sales career decision you make today will influence your future. One thing you don’t want is to look back 15 years from now with regret. You don’t want to look back and second, guess a career move or decision not to make a move when you should have in retrospect. 

Our recruiters have had plenty of conversations about people who wish they would have done things differently. We don’t want you to be one of those people. So, our sales recruiter offer up the following sales career moves you’ll thank yourself for 15 years from now:

1. Trusting the process

There will likely be times when you want to give up. But you have to remember that success doesn’t happen overnight. You’re going to have ups and downs. There will be times when you completely crush it and times when you struggle. The key is to push through during tough times and trust the process. Stick to your plan. Put in the extra work and you’ll be rewarded for it. 

2. Specialize in the things you love doing

Is there a specific type or aspect of sales that you really enjoy doing? For example, you love meeting with people face to face. Or perhaps you have a passion for digital sales. Whatever this may be, take it as a sign of an area of sales you’ll excel. If you can work on things that gave a passion for, you’ll be more likely to have that extra motivation and desire to achieve great things. Follow your passion. 

3. Taking calculated risks

You can’t stay in your comfort zone forever. If you want to take a step forward, you’re going to need to take risks. But make sure they have calculated risks. Always be on the lookout for new things to challenge yourself and make yourself a better sales professional, even if you may feel uneasy. If you don’t feel challenged or feel like you’re becoming complacent, then maybe it’s time for a change, even if you are in a stable situation. Consider your options, do your research, and then take a calculated risk to move forward in your career. 

4. Trusting yourself 

Shut out the noise. Don’t listen to what other people tell you if they don’t have your best interests in mind. If you think something is a good idea and you are making the best decisions for yourself, then move forward. You know what you want better than anyone else. Yes, it’s good to get outside perspectives and opinions, but don’t let other people poison your thought process, even if they have the best intentions. 

5. Finding a mentor early on in your career

Having an experienced sales professional in your corner can be a significant advantage. Mentors serve many purposes. They can help you expand your network, offer advice, help you grow, provide you with feedback and offer much more to help you evolve as a sales professional. 

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Brandon Biafore Sales Recruiter

Brandon Biafore

With a background successfully leading sales teams (overseeing training & development, driving sales & revenue, and ensuring delivery of exceptional customer service while executing cost control), Brandon is a sales recruiter with a solid understanding of what it takes to succeed in sales leadership role, as well as the challenges faced by hiring managers in finding top sales talent.