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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