Exactly how to find the Best Sales Jobs

Sales is an interesting field with an even more interesting reputation throughout the world. Many people you’ve probably dealt with when it comes to sales leave you with a terrible impression, think Used Car Salesmen types (see below), but there are also some great careers in sales out there currently. Let’s dive into what I believe are the best sales jobs and how you can get into them.

Best Sales Jobs
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The Best Sales Jobs

As stated above, there can be some pretty crappy sales jobs out there, but also some pretty fantastic ones. What makes a great sales jobs in comparison to one that is terrible. Well for one, we can look at where the industry is headed, the base salary received by professionals working in this field, future company outlook, etc.

Let’s take for example that used car salesman might not even be around in 10-15 years, because new companies and technology are now eliminating the need for them. You can now sell your used car directly online through a number of sources, and you can now buy a used car, without having to worry about aggressive sales pitches from a dude with too much cologne on.

The two guys over at CareerDreaming ranked the 5 best sales jobs5 best sales jobs, and I think the results are pretty telling.

According to the author, here are the top 5 places to focus a career on :

Software Sales
Pharmaceutical Sales
Medical Device Sales
Financial Services Sales
Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Sales

He named these as the best sales gigs because they all have super high compensation potential, think well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, great work-life balance, strong benefits packages and a steady long-term outlook for professionals.

If you’re considering an opportunity in the the sales profession, I would highly recommend you take some time and evaluate exactly what type of professional space that you want to focus on and then try like heck to break into the industry. There are awesome industries to focus on because they present the ability to really support a lifestyle/family/etc that can enable happiness in the long-term.

Want to be in door-to-door sales or some shady car salesman? Fine by me. But I think you’re better off with one of the following 5 sales paths that you should take to be more succesful in your career.

If you have any questions, please let me know if the comments section and I’d love to help you out! Let’s make some moves in your quest to conquer the job search!

How to start a sales career

The way to start a sales career
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Have you ever wondered how to start a sales career? Sales is an incredible place to begin a career that you really must consider for increased earnings potential and interesting ways of approaching life. For me personally, I think if you want to get into a sales career, it’s important to know how to start a sales career.

In particular, one interesting sales career path is that of the software sales industry. Our friends over at Career Dreaming, discuss in this blog post exactly how to start a sales career, specifically in the software industry, that should really help to steer you in the correct direction. The blog post can answer many of your questions that will help you to determine if this industry is really something that fits your goals, career dreams and aspirations when you look to conquer your job search.

Also, when looking into if this industry is something that can fit your needs, you should also examine the reasons in which one might start a career in this industry. Have you thought about the importance of focus? I definitely think you should. It’s highly important to understand how this is done.

Lastly, if you’re considering how you can kick off a career in sales, there is a really solid resource out right now on Amazon, an eBook entitled “How and Why to Start a Career in Software Sales”. According to the book,

The software sales industry is one that doesn’t get a ton of mainstream press, but it has benefits that should be explored by anyone excited by technology, challenges and money (potentially lots of it). If you’ve never considered a career in software sales before, that’s certainly okay. In the book, Rob dives into two main topics that are meant to offer to complete assistance in your career search:

2. How to get started with a career in software sales
Once Rob has helped you determine if a career in software sales might meet your lofty goals through the “why”, it’s time to discuss exactly how you can break into this incredible industry. With supporting information such as companies that commonly hire for software sales professionals, platforms/job boards specializing in the industry and different roles to target based on your experience level, Rob will help you determine exactly how to find your break.

If you’re interested in a career path that might offer the following benefits:

1. Extremely high compensation potential
2. Low barriers to entry
3. Strong work/life balance

Then I highly recommend taking a look through this book so you can explore whether of not Software Sales might be the type of opportunity you’re truly looking for.

With all of that being said, let’s kick off this search and crush it!

Also, this video below is an excellent discussion point on exactly how to start a career in software sales, which instructs you on the best way possibly to kick off your new job. It points out how to start and search your new role, both if you’re an entry level professional as well as someone in the middle of their career.

Are you interested in software sales jobs?

software sales
Are you unhappy with your current career and interested in a new role. Have you thought about a fulfilling career when getting started in software sales jobs? If you haven’t thought about the incredible opportunities within this industry, you should really begin to look at things as they could be a huge benefit to your career.

You might be wondering why software sales careers are so awesome and why you should consider them. Well, it can be broken down well by our friends over at Career Dreaming.

According to this article, the most common types of software sales jobs are among the highest earning in the technology industry, with a strong amount of career satisfaction for each position.

When applying for these jobs, it’s crucial to know the difference between a business development rep, Account Manager, Account Executive and Solutions Consultant. Very crucial, because what these roles do, the pay for each of these positions and your overall experience within the company will change drastically depending on the experience per company.

For example, here is a job description below from LinkedIn for a company called JustWorks.

Do you enjoy helping businesses and breaking down complicated concepts in simple terms? Do you love thinking dynamically and building a business? The sales team at Just works is in charge of expanding our user-base and really growing the business. This is an opportunity for an Account Executive who ideally has some previous experience in sales and who will have the opportunity to move Justworks forward in our success!

What you’ll do:

-Prospect for new clients by researching markets and calling/emailing businesses
-Build a reputation and network in the small business community – get businesses excited to talk to you
-Manage multiple relationships at once and create truly happy customers
-Evangelize the product: Learn the Justworks product inside and out and evangelize it in the small business world
-Become an expert in the field of outsourced HR solutions
-Have a great time in a hard working yet casual and fun start-up environment!
-Compensation – Base salary, uncapped variable, and equity
-Full benefits – Medical, dental, vision, 401k, and commuter.

Examining the Top Job Sites

examining top job sites
What are today’s top job sites?

Searching for a new job can be a tough thing to accomplish, which is why it’s vastly important to use every possible resource at your disposal to really crush it. Whether it’s a job search site like Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com, or simply an industry experts blog, you should be aware of every resource at your available in order to be successful in today’s very competitive job market.

So with that said, what are the top job search sites currently available in today’s marketplace and how can you use them to your full advantage? If you’re looking for a quick resource, Career Dreaming put together a very insightful list of the Top 30 Job Sites available on the market, but we can also get into a few today on Career Coach Sale!

Let’s jump into the content and break down a few websites shall we?!

Monster.com – Monster is a global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. We’ve been doing this for more than 20 years, and have expanded from our roots as a “job board” to a global provider of a full array of job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management products and services.

At the heart of our success and our future is innovation: We are changing the way people think about work, and we’re helping them actively improve their lives and their workforce performance with new technology, tools and practices

CareerBuilder.com – CareerBuilder has the largest online job site in the U.S., but we’re more than just a job board. We are the global leader in human capital solutions. Through constant innovation, unparalleled technology, and customer care delivered at every touch point, CareerBuilder helps match the right talent with the right opportunity more often than any other site.

Indeed.com – As the world’s #1 job site, with over 180 million unique visitors every month from over 50 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work. Indeed is intensely passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired.

These three job sites are certainly the most prominent one’s for today’s job seekers, so if you’re looking for new employment, I would definitely check all three websites for new postings and submit your resume to them. In speaking to former recruiters, I’ve heard very positive things about the usage of all three websites.

Is Hired.com Revolutionizing talent search?

Hired.com – Should you take a look?

Hired.com is a new talent market place that is flipping the recruiting game on it’s head. Rather than applying directly to a company on a website such as Indeed.com or Monster.com, you apply for a membership to Hired.com. Once you receive acceptance into Hired.com, you are eligible to participate in a career auction, where companies such as Facebook, Square, OpenTable, Gilt Groupe, etc, are all vying for your employment. In addition, these companies are providing salaries and equity packages UP FRONT, so you don’t have to deal with any surprises on the back end.

Here is the CEO of Hired.com, Matt Mickiweicz, speaking below regarding his company and digital growth in the industry.

Our friends over at Career Dreaming, had an excellent, in-depth review of Hired.com, that discusses many of the pros and cons surrounding the talent market place and how things are structured.

For provide even further background, here is Hired.com’s official story and about me section.

Hired began its life as DeveloperAuction.com—an idea the founders dreamt up over Indian food, beer and rap music at an Irish bar in San Francisco in April 2012.

The team expressed frustration about past dealings with expensive recruitment agencies, and contemplated that the most popular recruitment tool amounted to “shopping for a house using a phonebook”.

The very next morning, Doug purchased the DeveloperAuction domain name and forwarded Matt and Allan the receipt. They got to work, launching the first auction during Burning Man, which netted $30 million in offers on 88 Engineers.

Hired is the first two-sided marketplace created specifically for Engineers, Data Scientists, Designers and Product Managers who are overwhelmed with job opportunities.

We believe finding a career should be transparent, unbiased, and controlled by the talent. Our marketplace features vetted and funded companies extending interview requests, a dedicated Talent Advocate, and a $2,000 signing bonus.

Our mission is to make hiring, or getting hired, less painful.

After taking an in-depth look at Hired.com recently, I think it’s certainly worth the effort to go through applying for the technology marketplace. If you’re actively on the market for a new position and favor a transparent recruiting process, not applying through a bunch of black holes on the web, I think Hired might be an excellent fit for you!

What to do professionally with LinkedIn?

What to do professionally with LinkedIn?
What to do professionally with LinkedIn?

So whether you’re unhappy with your current job or maybe unemployed, it’s always an ideal time to enact these steps before hitting the job market. Before you go firing away resume after resume into the black hole of many job application sites, these few small steps below can produce major results for you.

Step 1 – Create/Update your LinkedIn Profile

Let’s start his conversation off with the following quote below:

2014 Jobvite survey of 2,135 adults found that 94 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates, while only 36 percent of job seekers are active on the site. You know better. – USNews

That’s a staggering number! 94% of recruiters are currently utilizing LinkedIn to both find and vet potential job candidates, while only 36% of job seekers are active on the site. If you want to be found as a potential job candidate, you should ABSOLUTELY have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile completed.

So now that we’ve established it’s a necessity to have an updated or active LinkedIn profile, let’s talk about what you should actually put on your profile and how you should structure it for maximum effectiveness.