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April 17, 2018

6 Resourceful Tips from a Sales Recruiter: Things to Do Within the First 3 Days of Losing Your Sales Job

So, you’ve lost your sales job. It’s okay. People lose their jobs all the time and for a variety of reasons. Lay-offs and cutbacks are common today. Even though your…

Claire McConnachie

So, you’ve lost your sales job. It’s okay. People lose their jobs all the time and for a variety of reasons. Lay-offs and cutbacks are common today. Even though your first feeling may be doom and gloom, this will pass and you will need to move on.

Here are some resourceful tips from sales recruiters about what to do within the first 3 days of losing your sales job:

1. Recalibrate

Losing your job can be emotional. It’s okay to feel sorry for yourself – for a short period of time. Give yourself a day to work through your feelings, recalibrate and get refocused on the next steps you need to take to advance your sales career.

2. Make a To-Do List

There are a lot of things that you need to do to get organized. Making a to-do list is a great first step to help you transition to job search mode. It’s also a good idea to create a job search routine to ensure you are being diligent, regularly checking out job ads, and being as productive as possible.

3. Update Your Resume

The logical first step for anyone who has just lost their job is to update their resume. Update your most recent experience. Make sure your skills, experience, and education are all up to date. Check out some recent job ads for sales jobs to make sure your resume is aligned with qualifications.

4. Update Your LinkedIn Profile

Once your resume is updated, it’s important to update your LinkedIn profile. Make sure you make it clear you are open to new opportunities. Optimize your resume so recruiters can find your profile and connect with you.

5. Reach Out to Your Network

Your professional network is one of your best job search resources. Reach out to your colleagues, previous managers, and other professionals who you think could provide you with some job leads.

6. Reach Out to Sales Recruiters

Working with a recruiter can absolutely give you a job search boost. A sales recruiter has their finger on the pulse of the industry. They know who is hiring and will be able to help you secure interviews for sales roles that match your skills, qualifications, and career aspirations.

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Claire McConnachie

Claire is a Western University graduate with a background in recruiting, sales and customer service. As a Recruitment Consultant, her goals are to place the best people in the right roles resulting in satisfaction for both the candidate and client.