In the current economic climate, finding a new job is not as easy as it once was. However, there are still some good jobs out there. You just need to make yourself more attractive to prospective employers in today’s very competitive job market.
Build up Your Experience
If you are an experienced sales person, you can usually find work. The more flexible you are the better it is for you in the long-term. You need to diversify as much as possible to make yourself more attractive to a bigger pool of potential employers.
Naturally, employers prefer to employ sales personnel who have experience of selling their particular product. However, if they cannot find an applicant like that they will look for someone they think they can train up quickly. This means that they will look for someone who has already worked across several industries. These people clearly have the ability to be flexible and to learn about other products because they already have a broad experience.
It also means that they are usually capable of adapting their sales technique to the market place they are working in. If you can get some experience of as broad a range of saes techniques as possible, including tele-sales, face to face sales, exhibition sales and on-line sales. If you can sell in all of these ways, you will be more attractive to prospective employers.
In sales, appearances matter. Be aware of how you present yourself at all stages. Your application should be grammatically correct, answer all of the questions asked.
Be careful how you answer the phone, it may be a prospective employer calling; you need to make a good impression from the first second. If you get an interview, arrive on time, and give yourself enough time to go to the bathroom to check your grooming and fix anything that may be amiss. Be attentive during the interview; make sure that you answer all of the questions fully. Tailor your body language, and try to be concise with your answers without being too blunt. Use every trick in your repertoire to sell yourself and demonstrate what you are capable of.
You will find thousands of jobs in sales at www.salestarget.co.uk. Their database of jobs is updated constantly, so you are bound to find roles that will interest you.