Having sales experience is important, but sometimes having too much can be a detriment. Being overqualified for a job can work against you. Some companies are reluctant to hire overqualified…
Having sales experience is important, but sometimes having too much can be a detriment. Being overqualified for a job can work against you. Some companies are reluctant to hire overqualified salespeople for more junior roles.
However, given the current economic conditions because of the pandemic, there are many sales professionals who have been laid off and are seeking employment. Some salespeople may just be looking for any sales job they can get. Are you in this situation?
Here we’ll offer up some tips for how to get a job you’re overqualified for. But first, let’s outline some of the reasons why companies are reluctant to hire overqualified sales professionals.
Here are some reasons sales companies hesitate to hire overqualified sales professionals:
As an overqualified candidate, you will have to overcome the common perceptions about you and put a hiring manager’s mind at ease. Show them why you are a great candidate. Here is what to do when you’re overqualified for a sales job:
Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 15+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.