When hunting for a new sales job, consider working with a sales employment agency. Here are the advantages you’ll gain by doing so.
Searching for a job can be a frustrating, time-consuming process. You could be hunting for months before finally getting a call for an interview. And then, once an opportunity does come your way, you could end up realizing that the job really isn’t for you—but then, it’s too late. You’re committed.
Have you considered working with a sales employment agency to make the process easier, faster, and more effective? Doing so can help you find a sales role that you’ll love, in a company that you believe in, and in less time.
Here are a few reasons why you should sign up with a sales employment agency instead of searching for a sales job on your own.
During your job search, you probably scour the internet every single day in search of new opportunities. It can be disappointing to continue to see the same old job posts that you’re not really interested in instead of new roles that you actually want to apply for.
When you work with a sales employment agency, you’ll gain access to more sales jobs. You’ll be able to tap into the hidden job market. These recruitment agencies often work exclusively with top companies. When the companies need new sales talent, they go straight to the recruiters. They don’t post ads on online job boards or even on their own websites, so you would have no way of knowing about them otherwise.
Plus, if you’re a great sales person, your recruiters will go above and beyond and reach out to clients who might not be actively looking for new talent, but might hire you when they meet you.
Let’s face it. You know you’re not the only candidate applying to a sales job that’s advertised online. The sales manager has probably received dozens, if not hundreds, of applications before you’ve even noticed the ad. The competition is fierce for openly advertised jobs because this is the main way that job seekers go about looking for work.
When you work with a sales employment agency, you’ll start applying to jobs that the majority of job seekers don’t even know about. You’ll significantly cut down on your competition, which will increase your chances of landing the job.
You could spend several hours every day on your job search. Writing and re-writing your resume, researching companies, looking for jobs online, networking—it all takes a lot of time. But using a sales recruitment agency for your job search is like hiring your own personal recruiter to do all of this legwork—for free!
A sales employment agency wants to impress its clients by finding the very best talent. For this reason, its recruiters have a vested interested in seeing you succeed. They’ll give you the tools you need to succeed in your job search. They’ll help you articulate your personal value proposition. They’ll help you fix up your resume. They’ll help you prepare for a mock sales interview. They’ll teach you how to best answer sales interview questions. And they’ll offer any tips or advice that will help you gain an edge.
Not all sales roles are alike. Andnot all company cultures are a match to your selling style, personality, and values. Unfortunately, when you look for work on your own, it can be quite difficult to know if you’ll be happy in a new job before you accept the offer of employment. And by the time you realize it, it’s too late.
When working with a sales employment agency, though, you’ll gain the company insights you need to make more informed decisions. Its recruiters work intimately with their companies they recruit for and they’ll be able to tell you how the company works internally and what the sales department’s culture is ahead of time, so you can know whether or not it’ll be the right fit before you apply.
Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ 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 two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.