12 months ago
May 2, 2023

5 Tips From Sales Recruiters To Help You Get That Promotion

Are you looking to take that next step in your sales career and get promoted? Most people in the sales industry are in a similar position. Sales professionals have a…

sales recruiter Liz Vixner
Elizabeth Vixner

Are you looking to take that next step in your sales career and get promoted? Most people in the sales industry are in a similar position.

Sales professionals have a reputation for being very aggressive with their career development. They want to continuously take steps to increase their compensation, achieve a better title and work their way up in their field. Our sales recruiters work with many salespeople who are ambitious and are looking to get promoted.

When working with sales talent, here are some common tips our sales recruiters offer up to help people get that promotion they desire:

1. Strive to be a top performer

Work towards being a top performer on your team, in your company, regionally, and in your industry. The best way to get noticed by your manager and senior leadership is by consistently exceeding your sales targets and delivering exceptional results. Make sure you track your metrics and can demonstrate your achievements. Take more additional responsibilities and show your work ethic.

2. Invest in yourself – develop your skills

Invest time and effort into developing your sales skills, whether it be through formal training programs or by seeking feedback from your manager and colleagues. This will help you to become a more well-rounded and effective sales professional. Always be on the lookout for the next sales trend and be an early adopter.

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3. Make your career aspirations known to management

You are your best advocate. Make it abundantly clear to your manager that you are interested in advancing your career. Ask for their guidance on what you need to do to reach the next level. This will show that you are committed to your career development and interested in taking on new challenges.

4. Build relationships within your industry

The more people you know the better. You never know where your next career opportunity will come from. Networking within your organization and the industry is key to building relationships that can help you advance your career. Attend industry events, join professional associations, and connect with colleagues and industry leaders on social media.

5. Be willing to move on from your current employer

Sometimes you’ll need to move on to a new company to get the promotion you are seeking. Be open about making a career move. Reach out to our sales recruitment team to explore your options.

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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.