How to Start Your Sales Job Search

Looking for sales job isn't hard but there are a few things you should do before considering applying to position openings:

  • Figure out what kind of company you want to work for, whether it's the company size, the industry, the benefits offered, etc ...
  • Check out the market trends to see if it's up or down and guess an idea of how much you could make.
  • Look for products or services you would like to sell, rather than trying to sell anything without passion.

Once you done your homework, you can customize your sales resume to the type of company and industry you want to get into. So if you are applying to jobs across several industries, this means you are going to prepare several versions of your resume, each one of them catering to a different job or field. I know this sounds like a lot of work, but with unemployment being pretty high, there is  increased competition for each job and your resume needs to stand out to get a chance to get a foot in the door.


Gail Esparan