1 year ago
October 27, 2022

6 Things to Do on Your First Day in a New Sales Job

As a sales recruitment agency we know applying for and interviewing for a variety of sales jobs, you’ve finally received a job offer and accepted. You’re all set to start…

sales recruiter Liz Vixner
Elizabeth Vixner

As a sales recruitment agency we know applying for and interviewing for a variety of sales jobs, you’ve finally received a job offer and accepted. You’re all set to start with your new employer soon. Starting a new sales job can be stressful. It’s a big change – new people, new processes, a new boss. Obviously, you want to make a great impression on your first day. So, how do you do this?

We asked our sales recruiters to give us a list of things you should do on your first day in your new sales job. Here is what they said:

1. Show up ready to work

First things first – show up on time. Leave the house early and give yourself extra time for your commute. 

The more prepared you are for your first day, the better. Prior to your first day, review any materials that have been provided by your employer. Read the employee handbook, check the company website, and review any sales materials. This will be one less thing you’ll have to worry about on your first day.

2. Listen

You are going to get a lot of new information on your first day, so it’s essential for you to listen closely and take in as much as you can. You’ll be learning a new sales system, meeting new people, and trying to get acclimated to your new role as quickly as possible. Have a pen and notepad handy to write down important information you don’t want to forget. 

3. Ask a lot of questions

You’re going to have questions you’ll want to ask certain people on the first day. Most will come as part of the conversations you have. But there may be some you’ve thought of beforehand. So, make a list of questions you want to ask your manager or HR. 

sales man walking into office

4. Meet as many people as possible

All sales recruiters will tell you starting with a new company is an opportunity to expand your professional network. Introduce yourself to as many people as you can. Smile and say hello. Say yes to an invitation to lunch. Assess the social landscape and pay attention to how people interact and who they interact with. Be polite to everyone you encounter. You never know who you’ll be working closely with or for in the future. 

5. Have your elevator pitch ready

You’re going to be introducing yourself to a lot of new people. Preparing an elevator speech about who you are, where you are coming from, and what you’ll be doing will help you break the ice. 

6. Relax and be yourself

This is what got you the job, so don’t try to be something you are not. Focus on being genuine and don’t try to be what you think others want you to be. Come in with high energy and establish that you have a strong work ethic from day one. 

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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.