Are you just breaking into the sales industry? Or perhaps it’s time for you to take the next step in your career? We all know how challenging the job search…
Are you just breaking into the sales industry? Or perhaps it’s time for you to take the next step in your career? We all know how challenging the job search process can be, especially in a highly competitive marketplace. You can make things a little easier on yourself by putting in extra efforts to get noticed by sales recruiters. They have the inside track on many sales jobs that may not be widely publicized online or could be coming up in the near future.
Getting noticed can open the door to new opportunities. Here is how you can get the attention of recruiters and boost your job search efforts:
If you were a sales recruiter or employer in the industry, what would you want in a candidate? What are the key traits, skills, and knowledge areas you would be looking for? Use this information to shape your candidate profile. Make sure this is reflected in your online profiles, resume, and applications. Give recruiters a reason to want to call you for an interview.
Be part of the sales industry online. Join Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Be part of the conversation that is happening online. Attend webinars, Twitter chats, and online discussions. Guest blog or publish a personal sales blog. Do everything you can to get your name out there and be a recognizable person in your local sales community.
While this may seem obvious, it needs to be repeated. Having a strong LinkedIn profile can play a significant role in your ability to find a new job.
One of the first places sales recruiters will look when seeking out both active and passive candidates is LinkedIn. They will perform a search on the platform to look for people who meet the qualifications they are looking for. Having a complete, well-written, and impressive profile will help you get noticed. Include a professional photo, highlight your career wins, and how you can make a difference for a prospective employer. Use statistics and performance metrics to showcase the type of results you can produce.
Following these three tips can greatly improve the odds of you getting noticed by sales recruiters. All it takes is a little bit of effort on your part to do it.
Claire has 4+ years of experience in sales and recruitment. As a Director of Client Services, her main objective is to connect great people to great companies by building strong relationships with both top clients and candidates in the sales industry. She specializes in sales roles of all seniority levels for both enterprise and start-up clients North American wide. When Claire isn't networking with top talent, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends & family.