I have been asked many times as to what I think are the best sales jobs. My answer is always the same. “I can’t answer that for you; only you can.”
The best sales jobs depend on you and what you are looking for. We are all individuals. What one person considers as important for their career choice is completely different than what someone else considers important.
Before you start applying for jobs, you need to decide what you are looking for. In other words, you need to define your ideal sales position. Start by making a list of all the considerations you want to look at. This could include many things like: your base salary requirements and total income expectations, the job’s geographic location, the maximum time you’re willing to commute to get there, future career and growth opportunities, the type of product being sold, your target industry, etc. There is no limit to what should be included because you are identifying what is important to you when making a career choice. Anything and everything that you feel is important to consider should be listed.
Next, in a column beside your decision criteria, rank each item on your list as either a “must have” or a “nice to have”. In doing so, not only have you created your ideal sales position definition, more importantly you now have a method to evaluate your opportunities so you can recognize it when you see it.
If you would like a template that will help you track your entire job search process, you can download the Job Search Tracking Worksheet for free from the B2B Sales Connections Download Centre.
Once you know what the best sales job for you is, it is just a matter of creating a plan of action to find it. With our Coaching Services, we have helped many sales professionals through this process. In fact, a recent testimonial said “With (his) coaching and his help improving my resume I am getting on average 3-4 calls a day. It’s insane. I know which jobs to definitely pass up but there are some “interesting” opportunities coming my way.”
Susan A. Enns, B2B Sales Connections
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