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October 13, 2022

Salespeople! Is Now a Good Time to Make a Career Move?

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…

Jace Ermidis Toronto Sales Recruiter
Jace Ermidis

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. 

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Below, our sales headhunters offer some key things to think about when making a career decision:

2022 report suggests now is a good time 

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:

  • 71% of workers believe it is a good time to find a job compared to 45% globally
  • 20% of people would be willing to relocate
  • 51% are living comfortably on their current income

There is a recession looming

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? 

Companies are facing challenges finding sales professionals 

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. 

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Are your sales skills and knowledge up to date?

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 Ermidis Toronto Sales Recruiter

Jace Ermidis

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!