Countless research has gone in to identifying the characteristics of a top performing salesperson. Many positions in different fields involve selling something, while some sales positions may require a particular educational background. Many of the required or ‘preferred’ skills can be picked up through on-the-job training or even volunteer work, but ultimately, success in a
Any job can become stressful. Your never-ending list of to-do’s is getting bigger, the hours are long and you’re constantly juggling deadlines. Maybe you’re working hard to climb the ladder in your career, but that next step seems out of reach? Whatever it might be that’s stopping you from moving up, there are some things
Social media has provided salespeople with the ability to super-charge online networking and sales prospecting. LinkedIn has over 450 million members worldwide. It’s the top social media choice for business networking and sales prospecting. 75% of B2B buyers use LinkedIn as a source for making buying decisions. 50% of B2B buyers use LinkedIn as
Sunny weather and the royal wedding have contributed to a surge in UK retail sales. Figures compiled by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) suggested total sales rose by 4.1% in May from last year.
On the 28th and 29th March, ExCeL London will throw open its doors to over 5,000 sales leaders from the country’s most progressive businesses and each one will be looking for the techniques, tools, and strategies from across the globe to fire up their sales force, secure more revenue than ever before and achieve unprecedented
This year, we are delighted to announce our official partnership with the Sales Innovation Expo, the UK’s biggest sales event offering the latest trends, ground-breaking innovations and industry advice to senior sales leaders. Running alongside the B2B Marketing Expo on the 28th and 29th of March at ExCeL London, the show is set
On the 24th November, Manchester City’s football grounds will be the host of the biggest business networking event in Manchester – the North West Expo. The event will provide a fantastic opportunity to all of those looking to expand their business and personal knowledge within their industry. From 9.30am – 3pm, delegates will have
Sales Innovation Expo is back, bigger and better than ever! The show will be taking place at ExCeL, London this year on 11th and 12th May. There are a limited amount of tickets available so make sure you secure yours today! Here’s 10 reasons why you should be getting yourself a ticket… 1. It’s FREE to attend
At Simply Sales Jobs, we strive to not only provide our clients with the most advanced platform to find their new candidates, but keep it simple and easy-to-use too. Which is why we are delighted to present your brand new company dashboard! You can even see your lovely customer service representative Stephanie! look there she
“Don’t tell me you’re just like me. You’re not like me. I’m unique.” He Is Back! The apprentices may come and go, but the one person who’s guaranteed to make us laugh each time is Sir Alan. Whether you love or hate him, he sure knows his way around a witty one liner. Here’s 10
Ice Cream in October? That’s what I thought when the chimes hit me and I became a giddy five year old rustling in my pockets for some loose change. It got me thinking about the now mythical 99p Ice cream and why people remember it and still refer to it today. For just £99 Simply Sales
7 Easy to follow rules that will help your sales pitch today. •Listen. It’s easy to dive into a sales pitch after hello but stop, think and wait. Listen to your customer and often you will find out what their needs are, instead of you telling them what they need. If they tell you what
Need Great staff? Don’t sit and stare blankly at the clock hoping that qualified, motivated staff will fall into your lap, absail in through the window or appear in a cloud of smoke. Wishing and hoping for the right staff is not advised in any business manual. Be like the clock and keep going,
Recruitment never sleeps, and time is their most precious asset: Our new online offering provides both convenience and control uncommon in a job board. Simply Sales Jobs is the UK’s number 1 site for advertising sales positions, and now recruiters can target sales professionals with two clicks (or taps!). This is because Simply Sales Jobs now
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in the Best Specialist Job Board category in the 2015 Global Recruiter awards.
Buyers are constantly evolving and changing their values and objectives. Here are 4 ways you can reduce the risks that they need to take.
What makes a successful salesperson? These four simple habits could help you be just that…
We thought we’d run an experiment with Google’s autocomplete function, to see what it thinks of the sales industry…
It’s been a month since we relaunched Simply Sales Jobs with a brand new, mobile-responsive design. So, it seems a good time to see how the changes have affected our job board – which should also give a little insight into what is important to the recruiters and jobseekers of 2015.
Sales trainer Sean McPheat shares a great objection handling strategy to help you close those deals.
Here’s how our new mobile site will help you find your dream job in sales. [infographic]
There are plenty of articles out there advising jobseekers to be wary of their social activity when looking for their next career move. Here what you should be posting about!
We’re only 2 episodes in to the latest series of The Apprentice and already there’s been some excellent examples of how not to sell a product. Here are some of our favourite lessons learned so far…
When selling your products and services, you know that buyers will not be really interested in the features. Saying something like, “Yes, this model goes from zero to sixty in less than nine seconds”, or “Our WX600 can pump out 60 copies per minute”, leaves the customer having to do all the hard work themselves
The NORAs are the National Online Recruitment Awards, and they have been celebrating achievement in online recruitment since 2001. Every year, NORA invite jobseekers to nominate their favourite companies in the recruitment industry for the prestigious awards.
LinkedIn is fantastic resource for any salesperson – whatever your industry. We’ve come up with a few tips on how to make the most of the platform, and to prove why LinkedIn should definitely be part of your sales process…
If you’ve been affected by the redundancies at Phones4U then fear not! These excellent employers currently looking for new staff just like you…
Are you missing out on the freshers’ week buzz this year? If you graduated this summer and so aren’t packing your bags to head back to halls then this post is just for you. We’ve picked out 3 top graduate sales jobs currently live on our site – so stop reminiscing about cheap drinks offers and apply today!
Thinking about changing your job, and not sure where the best opportunities may lie? We’re here to help you keep on top of the industry trends – who better to analyse the sales jobs market than the market-leading jobs board?
You’ve found a job sent from the employment gods. You’re perfect, the company is perfect and the interview would be only a formality. Before you apply and change your life forever, there is one vital thing to remember. The CV. Have you fallen foul of the classic CV mistakes hundreds and thousands of job seekers
What is more nerve wracking than an important job interview? Meeting the in-laws? Maybe Best man speech? Sure Sky diving? What? Throwing yourself out of a plane? Definitely! Ok, all very scary. However, when it comes to an interview you REALLY want to get, calling it a ‘nervous experience’’ doesn’t really cut
Cold calling is an early stage in the selling process and usually refers to the initial call to a potential customer. Cold calling could also refer to face-to-face interaction aka ‘door-to-door’ selling. Cold calling is an extremely important stage of the selling process, helping build up communications outside of sales activities and selling function. If
If you’ve worked in retail, you’ll know that it can be rewarding role. However, you’ll also question humanity at least twice a day. You’ll ask yourself on a regular basis ‘how can anyone be so stupid?’… Dealing with rude customers, working for minimum wage and fighting crime is just your average day in retail. I
Salespeople are prone to the odd mistake, they’re only human after all. Take a look at the Simply Sales Jobs’ top 10 mistakes that salespeople make on a regular basis. Cut these out of your system and we can guarantee you’ll be on your way to a successful career. TALK TALK TALK – Too many
Working in sales is tough and sales people are faced with challenges every day of the week. But what are the toughest tasks that sales teams face on a daily basis? I got a group of the Simply Sales Jobs sales team together to discuss it. First up, and one of the challenges that came
Simply Sales Jobs have had an array of jobs being uploaded to the site in May. A lot of exciting roles coming from some of the biggest employers in the UK. If you’re looking at changing jobs in the next month then take a look at these job roles that the team at Simply Sales
Manchester truly is a metropolis of creative business, offering sales companies a less hectic and cutthroat alternative to London, whilst maintaining all the character, prowess and quality that makes the city such a popular choice. There are hundreds of call centre jobs available in Manchester right now, so we’ve handpicked a few of our personal
A happy workforce means a successful one and considering the average British person spends 46 years of their life in work, it’s important to enjoy where you spend this time. If you’re looking for a job in sales but not sure where to go to find the best employers, help is at hand. Here at
Simply Sales Jobs are striving to stay at the forefront of the job board marketplace. In order to achieve this, Simply Sales Jobs have teamed up with Actonomy to provide you with the latest and most innovative CV search technology on the market. The new CV search gives you access to over 229,000 candidates and allows
Stuck in a job you simply cannot stand? Tired of dragging yourself out of bed each morning and trudging off to a place where your creativity, knowledge and communication skills go unnoticed? It sounds like a career change is in order. And that could be for a career in sales. Working as a salesperson is
Are you passionate about beauty, travelling and have a sales background? Beauty Field Sales could be the ideal career for you. Simply Sales Jobs have listings from some of the UK’s leading beauticians who are looking for enthusiastic, driven and passionate candidates. But what can you expect from a beauty field sales role? First of
Thought football had nothing to do with getting a new job? Think again…
Graduation is nearly here and that means you’ll soon be expected to get a job- shock, horror! Luckily, the Graduate Recruitment Bureau bring you some things you can start doing now to seriously boost your chances of employment after graduation. Social media Getting your name out there and known by the people who matter is
Looking for the best latest sales jobs? Here’s why you were made for sales and why you should apply today! 1. You love a challenge Nobody ever got anywhere in life by sitting back and letting life pass them by. Your motto is “seize the day” (or occasionally “YOLO” depending on the day of the week)
Divisional Director Ian Partington was the proud winner of the “Personality of the Year” award at the 2014 OnRec awards Congratulations to our divisional director Ian Partington as he won the Personality of the Year Award on behalf of Simply Jobs Boards. One of the founding members of the Just Engineering jobs board over 15
And you know it is. A German jobs site called Jobs In Town launched an ad campaign this year that had us smiling and thinking at the same time. We’re calling it “sminking”. In the well-positioned posters, machines, objects and even arcade games are shown to be hosting a hard done-by worker literally pulling the
For jobs in sales, Manchester has become the biggest city in the North. Already commended for it’s culture, nightlife and global transport links, Manchester is one of the most connected places to live in the UK. Perhaps it’s time you took a closer look. 1. All the biggest companies are moving Manc-side From pharmaceutical giants
Browse the internet and there are hundreds of articles claiming to share secrets on how to get your dream sales job. What if you’re not into tricks though? What if you have the skills and the hard-working attitude? What if your only problem at interview level is your ability to convey your obvious talents? We’ve
Leisure sales jobs are part of a fast-growing market and many companies are looking to expand fast. With the right experience, you could join one of the most vibrant and fast-growing sectors in the sales industry. Leisure sales jobs cover all aspects of the industry from hospitality and catering to sports centres, holiday homes and
Diageo has a success story every company envies, but how do they keep up sales in an ever-changing marketplace? Attractive to investors and often at the forefront of innovations within their special corner of the consumables sales marketplace, Diego have developed many ways to ensure they overcome any hardships that come their way. Diversity One
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According to many sales experts, brand loyalty has died a death. We don’t believe them. In a recent article on branding and marketing megasite Inc., it was proclaimed that consumers were no longer interested in brands. What customers want now is products; better, cheaper, more exotic, more impressive products. In the article, it is claimed
Interview tips always assume job hunters want to get the jobs they’re applying for, but what if you don’t? Never fear because we have collected our own interview tips to help ensure you’ll never receive a sales job offer ever again. Read and take note. 1. Be late Employers know that mistakes happen, unforeseen events
Fast food super-chain Dominos Pizza recorded the highest growth stories on the UK high street in 2013. So what are they doing right? There’s an age-old sales quote along the lines of “sales isn’t about customers needing your product, it’s about making your product needed” (or something like that), and Dominos took to that ethos
UK retailers have recorded huge demand for pancake peripherals in the run up to Pancake Day. On the one day of the year when eggs and milk reign supreme, sales in cooking appliances and ingredients have rocketed. Recording a record-breaking 121% increase in sales in their first quarter, Tefal’s integrated Pancake Day advertising campaigns and
SalesCrowd is a brand new place for sales professionals to network and share their business wisdom. “Won’t you join us?” Asks SalesCrowd co-creator and moderator Katie Taylor. There are many reasons people use social networking. Whether it’s to keep up to date on the latest breaking news or to follow a favourite celebrity as they share details
A guest post on successful interview techniques to get the best sales jobs by Marius Fermi from Tactical Sales Training Sales is one of the biggest professions in the world, it’s been around for a long time and it has created many, many successful people. But with the mass amount of sales jobs on offer
Advertising sales jobs are among the toughest, most competitive in the industry, but what do they actually entail? Salespeople are often drawn to the industry because they love to be challenged. Salespeople often also say that their love of sales stems from the necessity of working hard for yourself; to reach your own goals, to
The sales jobs Lincoln has to offer are many and varied. A growing economic sector, the East Midlands is one of the best places to find employment in the UK. Depending on the type of sales professional, there are different locations in the UK job hunters might want to look. Financial services specialists might focus
Sales companies in London have become one of the main targets for job hunters looking for work experience, but they are starting to ask about the true cost of an expenses-only workforce. On the face of it, interns and work experience bodies are a useful addition to any office. Many sales companies in London and
We’ve picked the best jobs in sales North East England has to offer so you don’t have to. From Newcastle and Northumberland to North Yorkshire, the sales sector is thriving. Well known for an area of outstanding natural beauty, the rugged coastlines and untouched moorlands belie a booming hub of industry within the larger commercial
Upload or update your CV and you could win £200 in high street vouchers. Making sure you have an updated CV available for employers to see is a necessity when job hunting. Often your CV will be the first contact an employer or recruiter will have with you and it will provide all the information
Financial services jobs have always been in great demand but has Hollywood warped our perceptions of the industry? In every movie there’s a good guy and a bad guy. The good always wants to better himself for the sake of his wider world. The bad prefers to take shortcuts for their own personal gains, no
Jobs in Manchester sales experts have been keeping secret – we’ve found them! Manchester was once the industrial capital of the world, pumping out cotton, textiles, carpets, clothing and industrial might across the globe. Now a capital of commerce, the soot-covered mills and viaduct archways of the city have become the perfect spaces for sleek
Home improvement is big business and is only getting bigger – here’s why getting into bathroom sales jobs could be the best career choice you’ll make in 2014. 1. Interior design is back ‘in’ And it’s ‘in’ in a big way. Homeowners are no longer content with the Changing Rooms MDF make-overs and a quick
Sales jobs in Kent are booming – with almost 200 on our site, the ‘Garden Of England’ has got the jobs you are looking for. Jobs in Kent are enjoying an upturn as they rise again for the start of 2014. Often overlooked by job hunters who re-locate to larger cities like London and Manchester
A vital part of the way media outlets are funded is via media sales jobs, so we looked at what current employees think of their roles. Believe us – some of the answers here are not what we expected! GOOD – It’s vibrant and unpredictable Covering a wide client and customer base, the ads you’ll
Call centre jobs aren’t easy but for people with the gift of the gab, they are highly rewarding and full of surprises. Plenty of famously successful salespeople started off in call centre jobs and it’s the perfect place to begin your career. Full of challenges and offering a steep learning curve, it’s a fast-paced learning
Thinking of pushing your career forward and applying for sales manager jobs? Here’s all you need to know about the role. Good luck! Sales manager jobs require experience, enthusiasm and tenacity. Usually reserved for the best salespeople, these roles combine the busy world of sales with the rewarding dual-purpose of mentoring and managing staff. As
When your client has money to burn but very particular demands, car sales rely on finely-tuned skills and years of experience. Imagine your ideal client. Plenty in the bank, right? Maybe they’re a generous spender too. Very easy to persuade into up-selling deals and a pleasant person to deal with to top it off. If
In your final term of university you’re probably starting to research the types of sales jobs you’re interested in. If you’re reading this blog, the chances are you’ve decided you want to go into Sales, or are at least considering it. Anna Pitts of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau gives you five top tips for what you can do now
Currently, recruiters are looking for more field sales specialists than any other sales professional. Read on to see if you could make the leap into field sales. Field sales is a challenging but ultimately rewarding career for salespeople with a proven track record of commission-based sales experience. Whether you’re working on a tough commission-only contract
In the market for a new yacht? Looking for a bit of extra cash to renovate your mansion in the south of France? Why not apply for some of the highest paying sales jobs in the UK? The sales industry accounts for around 10-20% of the UK’s total employment. With so many people skilled in
Think your January targets are hardcore? Try taking on some of the world’s toughest sales jobs… Survey upon survey has found that sales jobs are among the hardest to recruit for among generic recruitment companies. The truth is that sales comes with a niche market, no matter who you’re recruiting for. There aren’t such a
Whether you’re looking for a new position or just want to know if you’re earning the industry average, let’s break the taboo and talk about sales job salaries. It’s often a subject people don’t want to raise with their colleagues. How much you earn isn’t a delicate subject but it’s an important one, and not
If you’re looking for a new sales job now is the time as Simply Sales Jobs report 38% rise in job adverts A long-time market leader for sales jobs and the go-to website for quality and niche sales roles for thousands of people across the UK, Simply Sales Jobs is now celebrating a big uptake
How often does your enthusiasm for a call slip away once you reach the dreaded “gatekeeper”? MD of MTD Sales Training Sean McPheat explains how you can turn that guardian into one of your best contacts. Many salespeople see the gatekeeper as someone who needs to be ‘overcome’ or ‘got passed’. They are viewed as an obstacle, a
Answer: You think one will never show so you get on one you didn’t really want, only to see another head directly up your street. Sound familliar? We’ve all applied for jobs more embedded in the real world than our dream job, but what do you do when both poke their head around the door?
Don’t wait until January 1st to start looking for sales jobs. Get your job hunting resolutions started now! Our friends at Simply Jobs Expo have put together some helpful hints and tips to get your job hunt motivated before the start of 2014. January is always a busy time for recruiters and job seekers, with
Join in with the festive cheer – post your best Christmas stories in the comments section. Who knows, we might use yours next year as a warning to others of Christmas parties yet to come… Merry Christmas and a very happy and successful new year from Simply Sales Jobs!
Been referred for sales representative jobs? Here’s everything you needed to know about sales reps but were too afraid to ask… Sales representatives jobs are probably the most well-known in the industry. The public face of any company, each sales rep has to know their business inside-out. Not only this, you must have excellent people
Why do you work? In a surprising new survey, people say that money isn’t the main focus of their sales jobs. The report, titled “The Exit Process: How to gain valuable insights to build a better workplace” by recruitment and HR expert Robert Walters, looked deeper into the motives behind resignations. The surprising results of
As an account manager your role includes a number of extra responsibilities on top of your sales targets. Account management is the personal side of sales. Incorporating a range of customer service skills alongside at least two years’ experience in direct sales, account managers are responsible not only for selling but for maintaining the ongoing
Selling products is all well and good, but perhaps helping your clients with their business outcomes in your sales techniques could benefit both of you more. According to Anthony Iannarino of The Sales Blog, transactional selling isn’t just old hat, it’s counter-productive. Talking features is how every sales professional is taught to sell, but in
This week we have three excellent sales jobs of the week. Take a look and get applying! Account Manager – London – £40k – £50k – Scripps Networks Interactive This role is all about selling advertising for the Food Network and Travel Channel websites. Scripps are looking for experienced and confident salespeople who are able
Struggling to add the right salesperson skills to your sales CV? Here are 10 of the best for you to choose from. 1. Your confidence Overlooked by the most confident salespeople because hey, it’s just the way you are. Let’s not underplay this quality though – there are plenty of people out there who
Thousands of UK companies are desperately seeking temporary staff in the run up to Christmas, so why not jump on the festive bandwagon and land yourself an exciting new sales role?
Sales techniques have changed and adapted over the years, but some are as effective as they ever were. The ways that good salespeople generate leads and close deals are constantly adapted to suit an ever-more sophisticated consumer base, but those techniques which saw the salesmen of the 50s do excellent business could really teach us
Simply Sales job of the week is a Field Sales Executive role with The In Business. Starting at £30k + OTE, this Field Sales Executive role is advertised by The In Business who have opportunities nationwide for the right candidates. What you need: A proven track record of cold calling in a direct sales environment
Becoming an area sales manager is the next step on your way to a top-level sales role. With roles starting at around £23,000 p.a for candidates with limited experience to upwards of £40,000 p.a for applicants with a few years of experience in sales in a relevant field, the opportunities presented to area sales managers
If you’re looking for a sales jobs, you’ve got a LinkedIn account. But is it working hard enough for you? Aside from being the perfect online place to network with industry professionals and influencers, LinkedIn offers unique ways to make you stand out from the ranks of job hunters all eager to snatch up your
Panel interviews can feel like an aggressive military interrogation. But of course the intention of the assembled inquisitors is not to intimidate, but to get to know you. And just as in any job interview situation, this is your chance to show intelligence, confidence, interest and ability, and ultimately secure your perfect sales job. So
Here’s some good news for jobseekers in the UK, including those working in sales and marketing. Job prospects for the final quarter of this year look their brightest for six years, a study has found. Jobs are being created in business services, engineering, finance, and green energy. In fact every sector apart from construction is hiring more people than they’re firing.
As a sales manager it’s imperative to keep improving your skills and work at eliminating any bad habits that may have crept in. There are plenty of common mistakes made by sales teams and their managers so here we suggest six areas to focus on.
Skype job interviews are increasingly common today for sales professionals, so how do you make the best of them?
So you are applying for sales jobs. Is your CV good enough to impress the recruiters you approach? Sloppy grammar and a lack of basic information won’t help your cause. It’s also important to dazzle sales managers with the right blend of personality and achievement, so here are some tips on how to put together a standout sales CV.
Gaining a customer’s loyalty to your products and services is the Holy Grail in today’s business world. Gaining advocates for your company can prove advantageous for many reasons, including additional profits, easier additional sales and increased word-of-mouth advertising.
To keep on track until your ideal account manager or field sales role is in the bag, it’s vital to stay focused and positive.
Sean McPheat, Managing Director of MTD says the language and particular phrases you use when communicating with clients and prospects are vital in the sales process, and here are his suggestions of what to avoid if you can.