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Sales Interviewing & Hiring

Why Sales Jobs Are So Difficult to Hire For

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “sales occupations are projected to decline between 2018 and 2028,” a trend that is bound to make it more challenging for employers to hire sales associates.  However, this prediction is just one of several reasons sales jobs are challenging to hire for. Other factors, such as technology changes, decreased appeal, and increased stigmatization also contribute to declining sales positions and qualified candidates.  This explains why it can be so difficult to find and hire a high-performing salesperson – let alone a whole team of them. Fortunately, there are several steps sales managers
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The Best Questions To Hire Superstar Sales Reps
Sales Interviewing & Hiring

Revealing Sales Interview Questions to Hire the Best Reps

As a Sales Manager or hiring manager, it is your duty to find new sales reps who are promising and destined to bring success to your company, beyond just sales skills. And if you’re like most hiring managers, you may have spent hours weeding through resumes, cover letters, references, etc. for a number of sales candidates. You have pared your list down to a handful of superstar candidates and now comes the time to prepare for the interview. With such fabulous candidates on your docket, it can feel a bit overwhelming to ensure that the interviews go without a hitch,
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Sales Training

The Top 13 Ways You Can Improve Your Sales Training Today

There is no denying that sales training is integral to the success of your sales team. But just how important is sales training? Very important. With proper training, your sales reps can hone in on the skills that are required to be successful and properly learn how to implement them into their work. Unfortunately, most sales training programs fall short of sales managers’ expectations. Though companies in the United States are, according to Training Industry, dumping over $161 billion into sales team training, it seems the results rarely meet or exceed expectations in the end. In fact, much of the
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Reasons Why Your Sales Team is Failing
Sales Management

4 Eye-Opening Reasons Your Sales Team Is Failing

You are facing an unwanted reality: sales for your company are just not where they should be. Nearly all sales managers have found themselves in this position at one point or another − it is almost like a rite of passage before you really get the hang of managing sales. However, the key to getting your sales back on track is to determine the root cause of your sales slump. Is it your sales team? Is it the market? Is it a lack of understanding of the market? Is it your managing style? There are a number of factors that could
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Sales Interviewing & Hiring

5 Common Interviewing Mistakes Sales Managers Make

Building a strong sales team from day one is what will bring your company the success you seek. After all, how can you expect to sell your company’s product or service if you have bad salespeople representing you? Chances are, as a sales manager, you have had some hits and misses with hiring for your sales team. You probably have a few members of your team that have been with you for years, are solid and reliable and would be sorely missed if they ever quit. And, you probably have a few members of your team on the other end
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Sales Interviewing & Hiring

4 Mistakes Managers Make When Building a Sales Team

As a sales manager, you want to build a strong sales team to ensure your organization continues to grow and succeed. Unfortunately, many managers continue to make the same hiring and team building mistakes—mistakes that could be easily avoided. With that in mind, let us start by going over a few common mistakes managers make when building a sales team. Then, we will look at how you can avoid making those costly mistakes. 4 Mistakes Managers Make When Building a Sales Team 1.   Hiring With Your Intuition Interviewing several different sales candidates can be a tedious and time-consuming process. One
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