How to Get a Sales Job

How to Get a Sales Job

Do these and jumpstart you career in sales!

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 48 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

A key distinction

Maybe you are a good person. Your mom loves you no matter what, even if you are unemployed. You have real self-esteem.

That's great, but it doesn't mean you are valuable to a company.

What skills do you have? What value can you create for others?

Start with self-love, but don't confuse it for market value.

How to Get a Sales Job

1. Research the company a bit
2. Show your hunger. Create a list of 50, 10, even 5 new leads for the company
3. Maybe build a sample sales sequence
4. Make a 1 minute video pitch
5. Send the pitch via email
6. Follow up (like a sales person would) until you hear back

Learn more with this 4 minute article, How to Get a Sales Job at a Startup.

Quote of the Day

“If more information was the answer, then we'd all be billionaires with perfect abs.”
― Derek Sivers

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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.