Is now a good time for salespeople to make a career move? This always seems to be a question our sales headhunters get asked by job candidates. Naturally, it’s a…
Is now a good time for salespeople to make a career move? This always seems to be a question our sales headhunters get asked by job candidates. Naturally, it’s a question you should think about before taking a leap of faith.
The truth is, there are a lot of things to think about. You have to consider your current situation within the context of the bigger picture in the sales industry and the economy as a whole. There is never a perfect time to make a move or choose to stay. There will always be pros and cons salespeople need to think about.
Below, our sales headhunters offer some key things to think about when making a career decision:
According to the Gallup State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report, it is commonly believed to be a good time to make a career move in the United States and Canada. The report found:
We’re sure by now you’ve heard the rumblings of a recession looming in Canada. The threat of an economic downturn can create some level of unease and unpredictability about what is ahead. Are you willing to take a risk and move over to a new company? Or does it make more sense for you to stay with a company you know well until things take a turn for the better?
It’s an interesting time for sales professionals. Even though there is a looming recession, there are still many companies on the lookout for sales talent. Companies are having challenges filling open sales jobs. So, there is a great opportunity for you to identify a top employer and get in with the organization.
There will be competition. Even though companies are having challenges finding good salespeople, it doesn’t mean they’ll lower their hiring standards or make concessions just because you have sales experience.
If you are going to make the decision to start actively looking for a new job in sales, especially if you want to take a step up in job title, it’s imperative for you to make sure your sales skills, experience, and knowledge reflect the requirements of the job you are seeking.
Any sales career move has some degree of risk. You never know for sure whether the job will pan out until you move. But if you stay, will you regret not making a move when you had the opportunity? Speak with our sales recruiters today if you are interested in exploring your career options.
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Jace is a sales recruiter with almost a decade of experience building high-performing sales teams in North America, across Europe, Asia, and Australia. He also has plenty of tips to help your sales team increase revenue!