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Top Sales Jobs

If you’re unfamiliar with the SaaS sales world and are considering entering it, the various sales roles you may hear can become quite confusing.

To help you make the right career move, we’ve identified and categorized eight primary roles within most sales organizations, along with sharing updated salary information so you can stay competitive. What’s interesting to note is that only 3 of the eight categories are engaged in selling a product, while the other categories focus on supporting those doing the actual selling.

It’s also worth noting that a person will often hold two of these roles in small startups.

For example, a ‘Full Cycle Account Executive’ combines pre-sales and sales roles.

Likewise, at a small startup, a lone Account Executive may manage 2 to 3 SDRs, which would be a management and sales role combined.

If you think it’s time to move on from your current sales role and level up, this guide will help you visualize the different paths you could take.

8 Types of Sales Roles

  1. Account Executive
  2. Outside Sales Rep
  3. Sales Development
  4. Post Sales Account Management
  5. VP of Sales
  6. Sales Manager
  7. Sales Operations
  8. Sales Engineer

1. Account Executive

This, of course, is the central role of the whole sales organization. For example, if you are a SaaS Account Executive, you are interfacing with clients as they come closer to making a purchasing decision.

Whether or not they sign and whether or not your company makes money ultimately depends on your ability to align your company’s services with your potential client’s needs.

SaaS Account Executives can make anywhere from $60,000 to $500,000 annually.

How much you end up making depends on the following factors:

  • How much demand is there for your product?
  • How skilled are you at selling your product?
  • How expensive is your product?
  • What are your commission structure and base salary?

The most common job title for this role is ‘Account Executive’ and its variants, i.e., Enterprise Account Executive, SMB Account Executive, etc.

Account Executive salary

2. Outside Sales Rep

This role is an Account Executive who doesn’t work in the main company office (or at all).

Outside sales reps pursue deals with a company’s most prominent potential clients. They work ‘outside’ because they meet in person with their clients rather than over the phone.

A company based in SF may hire experienced Outside Sales Reps in NYC, Chicago, etc., to pursue business with companies in those areas.

This is an excellent role for people who like to be independent. If you’re hitting your quota, it’s a role where you can do whatever you want with your day because you’re not in an office full of co-workers and managers.

Outside Sales Reps for SaaS companies are almost always well paid, earning an average base salary of around $50,000, but with OTEs can earn between $150,000 and $300,000 annually (some can make up to $500k).

Outside Sales Rep salary

3. Sales Development

As most B2B software companies know, marketing alone is far from enough to fill the sales pipeline substantially.

Enter the sales development team. It would help if you highly had highly skilled SDRs to scale your outbound sales process.

To deliver on revenue goals, salespeople need enough qualified opportunities.

SDRs are responsible for cold calling and emailing various potential clients to spread awareness of the product and try to produce a meeting between the said potential client and someone on the sales team.

This role is typically a gateway toward a substantial sales role. Compensation, including commissions, usually ranges between $50,000 and $80,000 in the SF Bay Area.

The most common job title for this role is ‘Sales Development Representative (SDR)’ or Business Development Representative (BDR).’

Sales Development salary

4. Post Sales Account Management 

Once a contract is signed, a SaaS company must work to maintain the business relationship with a client. This is very important because the cost to gain a new client is often so high (marketing, sales commissions, etc.) that there is no profit from an initial year of doing business but only from a second year if there is a renewal.

In addition to technical support staff to fix bug-related software issues, SaaS companies employ sales-minded professionals to maintain business relationships post initial sales.

These ‘Account Managers are responsible for checking in on clients, teaching new client team members how to use the product, and identifying up-sell opportunities. In some teams, the Account Managers will also be responsible for executing these up-sell opportunities. Thus they engage in actual sales too.

SaaS Account Managers typically earn anywhere from $50,000 to $130,000.

Post Sales Account Management salary

5. VP of Sales

Sales leaders have a manifold job. For example, while a salesperson is responsible for her revenue, the Head of Sales (titled variously as VP of Sales) is responsible for the entire company’s revenue!

VP of Sales are primarily responsible for creating a strategy that will enable all individual salespeople to be successful.

This may include tasks like messaging strategies for the product, determining which customers to target, organizing the team across verticals, and much more.

At a smaller startup, the sales leader will also be responsible for hiring and managing the entire sales team.

This means holding salespeople accountable for quotas, training, coaching, etc.

At a large company, the sales leader will manage several sales managers, focusing more on strategy and less on actual management.

Additionally, for vast and essential deals, sales leadership may roll up their sleeves and get hands-on involved in some selling. This is rare, but it happens from time to time.

The compensation for sales leadership varies widely. High-level sales leadership at companies like Oracle and IBM likely earn close to seven salaries. Yet sales leaders at startups who gain equity stand to make a hefty payday if and when their company is acquired or IPOs. Expect to earn at least $120k if you land this role, potentially making 300k and above.

VP of Sales salary

6. Sales Management

When it is distinct from Sales Leadership, this role usually happens in medium-sized or larger companies. This is because the sales leader can generally personally manage up to 10 people.

As a company grows, usually, the first sales manager they’ll hire or promote that is separate from the sales leader is the SDR Manager, responsible for the SDR team. SDR Managers can earn up to $120,000 – $180,000 annually, with bonuses and commission included.

As a company grows more, the sales team becomes split along verticals. These verticals can be based on company size (SMB, Mid Market, and Enterprise) or industries (Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail, etc.). Often each vertical will have its manager, and these various managers will report to the sales leader.

While sales leaders create the strategy for the sales team, sales managers implement this strategy. They work with individual contributors and combine encouragement, education, and pressure to make the team deliver.

Sales managers for SaaS companies will earn between $100,000 to $200,000 annually, with commissions and bonuses included.

Sales Manager salary

7. Sales Operations

Support staff for the sales team in SaaS companies typically fall into two categories. The first category is those who work in ‘Sales Operations.’

At larger companies, sales leadership may not have the capacity to thoroughly analyze all of the different procedures on the sales team.

In this case, the operations team will, with the sales leadership, evaluate how things are done on the sales and pre-sales team to maximize effectiveness. The operations team is essentially responsible for making sure things are run smoothly.

People who work in sales earn between $80,000 and $100,000 annually.

Sales Operations salary

8. Sales Engineers

For companies that sell highly complex technical products, Sales Engineers will accompany salespeople to client meetings to answer specific client questions and to run product demos.

While the Account Executive will address business concerns and implications of using their product, the Sales Engineer will speak with the client’s engineers about their technical problems.

These folks are often paid as high as software engineers, earning between $100,000 and $250,000 annually.

Sales Engineer salary

The world of SaaS sales offers a range of diverse and specialized roles. While only three out of the eight primary roles directly involve selling a product, the others provide crucial support to the sales process. It is not uncommon for individuals to hold multiple roles, especially in small startups. Salary ranges vary across these roles, depending on factors such as demand for the product, sales skills, product pricing, and commission structures. Whether you are considering a career transition or looking to level up in your sales role, understanding these different paths can help guide your decision-making process.

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Body Language Tips For Job Interview

We’ve all been there. We were nervously waiting in the lobby for an upcoming interview mulling over what to say, how to say it, and trying to anticipate all the possible questions that would get thrown our way, all so we could try to get one leg up on the other candidates and hopefully land that job!

And that’s great. Those are all important things to think over, but there’s another aspect to the interview that many people probably aren’t considering: body language.

What is body language? Good question.

In essence, it’s the nonverbal communication that occurs between people on a subconscious level. So it goes below the tennis match of spoken words, which is the actual conversation of an interaction.

And let’s be honest, it takes a certain degree of emotional IQ to recognize the body language of others and respond to it accordingly.

Ever heard the phrase, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”? Well, there’s quite a bit of truth to that.

When it comes to communication, only 7% of what’s being conveyed is actually carried out through spoken words. The remainder comes from body language and tone, which account for 55% and 38% of the overall communication respectively.

Although there is importance to what you say, maybe we’re disproportionately focusing on one aspect of our communication. Perhaps we should instead focus on the other elements that make up most of what makes a great first impression.

Do you want to be 93% more effective in interacting with others? If the answer to that question is yes, then read on.

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Tone

As mentioned earlier, tone can account for 38% of what is being communicated subconsciously, and for many people, this actually makes a lot of sense intuitively.

“Sit down.”

In and of itself, this seems like it would be a pretty straightforward statement. You want someone to take a seat. However, depending on the tone taken in making this statement, there can be a great degree of variation in its connotation.

For example, when spoken in a loud, angry, and authoritarian manner, much as a parent might say when reprimanding their child, it is clear that the parent means business. The volume and anger convey to the child that there is an excellent level of disapproval regarding the topic of discussion that is to follow.

Conversely, if that statement is made in a calm and collected fashion, much like a friend might say to another when having them over as guests, it now portrays a sense of welcome and friendliness. Moreover, it’s clear to that friend that what’s to follow should be a delightful conversation which contrasts significantly with our previous example.

As such, you are paying attention to your tone when speaking to someone during your interview is essential. A bit of advice, it’s best to make sure you sound confident and happy, as the recruiter or hiring manager will more likely get a sense that you are serious about this job opportunity and capable of handling the responsibilities that come with it.

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Eyes

This can be a challenging aspect of body language to master for the more introverted individuals, but it’s an essential aspect of what makes a great first impression. For example, too little eye contact can portray a lack of confidence or give the other person a sense that you may be hiding something. On the other hand, too much eye contact and you may come off as overly aggressive, which can leave just as bad of an impression on the other end of the spectrum.

Knowing just the right amount of eye contact to maintain during a conversation can be an enigmatic subject for some, but here are some pointers that should make things a little easier.

Use the 50/70 rule.

As a general rule of thumb, when speaking, you should try to maintain eye contact about 50% of the time and 70% when listening. The latter is significant because it conveys a sense of genuine interest to the other person and makes them feel as though you are truly hearing what they’re saying. If you find it difficult to gauge this ratio, another best practice could be to match the other person’s level of eye contact.

Maintain eye contact for about 4-5 seconds at a time.

If you maintain eye contact for a shorter period than prescribed above, you may come across as too nervous or unconfident. On the other hand, maintain eye contact for longer than 5 seconds, and you can verge on the side of coming across as aggressive or even creepy, which may trigger the other person’s fight or flight response and ultimately leave them with a wrong first impression.

Imagine a triangle between the person’s eyes and mouth.

Most people tend to focus on this area of a person’s face in typical business and social interactions. It’s essential to keep this in mind because focusing solely on someone’s pupils might again trigger their fight or flight response. Avoid this by imagining this triangle, as it allows you to maintain “eye contact” without coming across as aggressive or creepy.

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Mouth

The mouth can tell how someone feels, which is why we intuitively know that a smile means someone is happy, and a frown means someone is sad. This may seem so simple and obvious, but it’s also possibly why people too easily overlook its importance in a job interview.

Many of us say you should smile when first walking into your job interview.

This is because humans have a natural sense of reciprocity. When an individual sees another smiling, they will mirror that smile. Getting someone to smile will subconsciously get them on the track to enjoying that particular interaction.

What’s less noticeable, and what some people might sometimes miss, are gestures like pursed lips.

If, during a conversation, you happen to catch the other person pursing their lips, even if just for a moment, it would behoove you to take notice. Depending on the context, it may indicate disbelief in what was just said, so it could be an opportunity for you to clarify further, should that be appropriate. In other cases, it may mean the individual disagrees with what is being said and could be your cue to skirt on to another topic quickly.

Suppose you catch the other person placing a finger over their mouth during your discourse. In that case, it’s a sign that the individual is trying to hold back from speaking by blocking their mouth. If appropriate, you may ask for their thoughts or opinions on what was just said so you can clear the air before those hesitations come back to haunt you later in the interviewing process.

Lastly, seeing someone looking intently and biting on something such as the arms of their glasses or a pen means that individual is thinking deeply about themselves. If you notice this gesture, you may not yell out more information to fill the silence. Instead, it may be better to allow them some time to gather their thoughts.

Other gestures that indicate deep thinking are rubbing the chin and placing their fingers on their temples. But, again, be careful because if this gesture is paired with a furrowed brow, it could instead indicate frustration.

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Arms

The arms are another telling and, therefore, an essential aspect of body language to pay attention to during the interview.

Crossed arms, for example, are often an indicator that there is some disagreement in the other person’s mind. This is because subconsciously, people cross their arms to put a literal barrier between themselves and the other person there speaking to.

Therefore, if you see this gesture during an interaction, it should be a cue that something is not sitting well with the other person. Of course, there is a bit of context to consider, though, as it can also mean that the other individual may be cold, but in an office setting, this will likely not be the case.

Something else to keep in mind is that during an interview, you’re there to get a sense of the company as much as the hiring manager is trying to get a feel for your fit at their organization. So, suppose during one of your questions, the recruiter or hiring manager starts to cross their arms during their response. In that case, it could mean that there’s something more than what they’re revealing to you directly, as they are literally but subconsciously trying to guard themselves.

Another arm gesture that is worth noting is when the arm is being used as a rest for the head. This is a significant indicator of a person’s boredom. The heavier the head leans on a single arm, the greater the boredom.

Should you find that you are going on at length about a particular response to a question, take note as to whether the other person starts to lean their head against one of their arms, as it should be a cue for you to quickly finish your final thoughts and allow the conversation to continue to other topics. Most typically, this will occur with the arm being further supported by the arms of their chair. However, it’s also possible that it may happen against the table, which would be a more significant indication that you should move on.

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Body

Since we’re focusing on body language here, it’s only fitting to touch on the body itself.

Though body posture isn’t quite as revealing as some of the other gestures we’ve covered so far, you can still gather some insights by how someone chooses to orient their body.

For example, when two people are aligned in thought, their body postures will often be aligned. You can see this in action in everyday life. For example, when two friends or lovers might be out for dinner, they may often find themselves mirroring each other’s postures at multiple points during their conversations.

This phenomenon is relatively subconscious and is indicative of the two people’s casual attitudes toward each other. Interestingly enough, though this often happens subconsciously, if used correctly, you can better work toward someone’s favor by mimicking their body posture consciously.

Suppose the interviewer is leaning towards one side more predominantly than the other. In that case, you can slowly, during your conversation, shift your body to trust in a fashion such that you are mirroring them. The same can be said about the positioning of your arms. You could, of course, apply this to your legs as well. Still, in most interview situations, interviewers and candidates sit down, so this particular strategy might not be relevant in all interviewing cases.

One thing to keep note of, though, is that for this strategy to be truly effective, it must be used correctly. So pay special attention to shifting your body posture slowly and naturally with the flow of the conversation because if you copy the other person with every movement they make, not only will you be giving yourself away, but you will come off as insincere, which will ultimately go against the whole purpose of what you’re trying to accomplish.

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Summary

Now that you’ve had a chance to read through this article, the next time you walk into an interview, you can step in with a little more confidence knowing that you have the power of body language on your side.

In summary, some of the things you want to be paying attention to are tone, eyes, mouth, arms, and body.

When thinking about tone, try to project a sense of happiness and confidence to demonstrate that you’re eager and capable of the job. Also, pay close attention to the interviewer’s tone when they respond to your comments or questions.

Maintain intense eye contact. If it’s tough to maintain staring at someone’s eyes, imagine a triangle with the eyes and mouths creating the corner to make it a bit easier for yourself. Also, keep eye contact for spurts of 4-5 seconds. Maintaining eye contact for less than that period can show a lack of confidence, and too much longer can come across as over-aggressive or possibly even creepy.

Pay attention to the interviewer’s mouth, as it can give a lot of clues as to how they feel about a particular statement. For example, if they’re smiling after you’ve responded to one of their questions, you’ll know you’re on a good track.

However, pursed lips or a slight frown should be your cue to remedy the situation if possible. Don’t force it, though. Always keep the context of the conversation or situation in mind and follow suit such that it’s a natural progression in the interaction.

Also, look at the person’s arms. Ideally, you want them to be open as it’s a sign that someone is mentally available to what you’re saying. But, on the other hand, be aware of the crossed arms, as that is most likely a sign that they’re not taking well to what is being said.

Lastly, use body posture to your advantage. Though mirroring people’s body posture is most often done subconsciously when they find each other agreeable, you can still use the phenomenon to your advantage in a conscious manner. Just be careful not to overdo it, as you don’t want to shoot yourself in the foot by making it evident that you’re simply trying to mirror them. Do this by transitioning your body slowly and at a natural pace to your conversation.

Now go out there and use these powers of body language to ace your following job interview. Good luck! If you need help connecting with employers, create a profile on Rainmakers!

The right time to start looking for any position is now. The hiring process is itself an opportunity to learn. At first glance, you may take this advice to be wrong or too hasty. Perhaps you have in mind a specific place you want to work like Apple or Uber. If you apply to them right away you may not have the necessary qualifications and therefore miss an opportunity to work there.

This way of thinking is flawed in a few ways. There is no way you are going to walk in the door at Apple and get a job if you are just starting the tech sales process now. You will need to spend some time in the industry before the big companies will even consider you.

The best advice we can give here is to focus on mastering your craft, no matter the size of the company. In fact, starting your career at a small company with an unknown brand can be a great opportunity. You will have an opportunity to show how right you are for the next big position by taking this small company making them successful. How exactly to make this happen for your employer will be detailed in this program.

Perhaps, however, you’re already experienced in your field and are looking to make an improvement. In this case, you don’t have to worry about starting from scratch, but the lesson is still the same. Wherever you make it rain. When you can show a potential employer that you can make them money, every door will be open to you.

The key here is what is the best position for you. Everybody has their own particular set of skills. The worst thing you can do is take a new position that does not play to your strengths. So we already know you have to hustle, be motivated, and know how to produce results in order to get the best job possible. Now let’s look at how to nail down that position that you know you can thrive in.

Radar

Nobody is going to hand you the ideal job. No matter how long you meditate and visualize the job you want, nothing will happen until you go out and make it happen. Part of that process is being aware of what’s going on in the industry. Make a list of companies you are interested in and learn as much about them as you can.

Learn about their culture and work life. See if you can determine the quality of the company before you even make an effort to apply. Find the networking events they attend, connect with them on LinkedIn or their social channels. Do everything you can to make connections and source information. Not only will this inquisitive mindset help you in getting the right job for you, but it will also help develop your skills when you’re actually working in sales.

Hopefully, you are already working in some kind of paid position. This is the best time to start looking for new opportunities. If you are under the gun and stressed about money, employers will sniff it out immediately. Don’t wait till the last minute, start your search today.

Sales Landscape

As you are looking at the micro level of the job hunt, you must also have a macro understanding of the process. You may already have some information on the general state of tech sales if you are already in the industry. Those on the outside must take time to understand how the industry as a whole handles the hiring process.

According to LinkedIn, sales is the single most important component of a strong candidate. There are so many ways people can distract their employers from the fact that they may not be good at sales. They can decorate their resumes, lean heavily on their college degree, or even point to their numerous extracurricular activities. Always remember this, nothing compares to the ability to makes sales.

We will talk a lot about the macro level of hiring in this industry and as you read you will be achieving the goal of educating yourself on the topic. But this does not mean you can rely on this program alone. Seek out friends in the industry and start networking with companies even though you know you don’t want to work for them. Any connection is a good connection in sales and individual growth.

The Interview Process


Learning more about sales will make you see the world a bit differently. You will begin to see more and more things as a sales process. There’s something you want, but you can’t have. Therefore you develop a way to communicate what you want, a way to offer equal or greater value, and finally closing the deal.

The interview process is no different. Your potential employer is looking for something and is willing to offer something of value in return. After you decide that you are willing to accept what they will offer, then it’s your turn to prove to them you can return the exchange with something equal or greater. This is much easier said than done.

The best way to start with your best foot forward is to make sure all written communication is perfect. There is no excuse for typos here because you have plenty of time to read through your writing multiple times. Be clear and concise, do your best to judge the situation to see if slight humor or a complete dry interaction is necessary.

Research everyone you make contact with during the hiring process. The more you know the people you’re interacting with the better you will feel when you come face to face with them. If you know who they are before they know you, you will display a sharp intellect and a real desire to be a part of the team.

Like every sale, you need to be committed to the close. Whatever they throw at you be ready to meet their needs and move on to the next step. Do not procrastinate on replying to emails or sending the necessary documents. This will be an immediate red flag for them and they will quickly pass you up for someone more diligent.

job search mistakes

In this article, we’ll breakdown 5 deadly job search mistakes that will ultimately cost you getting hired as a salesperson, followed by what you should do instead.

Sales is a difficult industry to survive in. But it’s an industry so many people want to get into due to the huge rewards it offers, both financially and long-term career-wise. This makes it even more important to land the right job with the right company, so you can get the right training and experience to achieve your goals.

5 Costly Job Search Mistakes, Commonly Made By Salespeople 

In many cases, there’s no shortage of job vacancies or positions available. In San Francisco alone, where all the hot SaaS startups and tech companies are hiring like crazy, there are more than 1000 unfulfilled SDR (sales development representative) opportunities.

And yet, many job candidates continue to struggle to land a sales job, often for the following reasons:

  1. Targeting the wrong industry.
  2. Targeting the wrong roles based on your skills.
  3. Aiming too high.
  4. Bad location, or conflict of commitments outside of work.
  5. Your method of reaching out to potential employers stinks.

So… here’s how to tackle each issue.

1. Targeting the wrong industry

Think carefully about what topics you could work on that would make you want to work hard and put in the time without any complaint. If you’re a sports enthusiast, maybe your sector should be sports companies or targeting sports companies.

Imagine the sales conversations, problems and goals you want to speak about for your salary. Could you work every day talking about medical devices if you don’t care about that sector at all? You probably could, but your employer probably won’t see your raving conviction to the cause and industry they focus upon.

The solution: sell what you love.

People lacking specific industry knowledge often get jobs within a new sector, but it helps a lot when you’re able to draw on your passion and knowledge for a particular vertical during interviews and sales conversations. Genuinely being able to reference your 20 years of supporting a specific team or following X sport, or X topic, will provide a strong foundation for future conversations you’ll have in a new role and demonstrate to your new employer that your on-boarding time will most likely be fast and painless.

2. Choosing the wrong sales role

There are many different types of sales roles. From the lower levels, sales/business development is a very common first role for people starting a sales career. It’s a good place to begin to learn the industry, put in your time, and hone your craft.

But that’s not for everyone. Sales Operations is another common route for getting into sales. You might come from a product background, or a business operations background. It’s great for learning what you need to uncover and find out about your prospects, how to personalize messaging and be super-targeted in your outreach. That is the route to real sales success, so being in the support line to give a fellow sales rep actionable intelligence is a good way to build your personalization muscles.

Evaluate your skills and interests. Are you a person who loves to research, takes their time with things and is thorough? Sales Enablement may be the right path for you, rather than sales development, which is much more vigorous.

But…

If you’re super-driven and let nothing stand in your way (time, effort, and rejection included), then sales development is your starting spot.

3. Aiming too high

If you don’t want to work in a job where burnout is an oft-discussed topic, and you already bring some sales experience to the table, you may want to aim for a higher-tier position, such as an Account Executive (AE).

However, that doesn’t mean you should apply to be an AE immediately. Many companies have built out their SDR to AE progression plans and will actively help you through it.

If you’re still at an entry level, take some classes or read a few essential sales books to jump you up to speed.

It’s fair to start at the bottom and work your way up. In the end, this gives you greater experience and a broader background when applying for senior sales positions. You can reference your time “in the weeds” and it shows further progression than jumping across management positions.

4. Bad location, or have too many conflicts of commitment outside of work.

Many candidates don’t consider that what happens outside of work is equally important. It’s different for everyone, but we all have circumstances and situations to work around.

If you live very far away from any considerable towns or cities, you may find it hard to land an SDR role. Companies will want you in-house for these roles. They’re able to meet with you easier, train you ad-hoc, involve you in team activities and rewards easier. Remote teams exist – but they generally exist as teams in a specific location – not from home.

Equally, if you need to leave the office at 3 until 7 for family commitments, it’s going to be difficult for an employer to choose you over a person ready to work as many hours as they can and want. Sadly, that’s the logic of businesses and they must hire who’s best for them, so you need to look at any circumstances that blocks or influences your ability to become a sales professional.

5. Your method of reaching out to potential employers stinks.

It’s common for burgeoning sales talent to win over their preferred employers by using “sales outreach” to gain the attention and time with the team leader.

Show that you are a creative, attention-winning prospector by prospecting your way into an interview. Do it with class, and don’t come off as desperate.

Have your potential employer want to understand more about what you will bring to the table. Check out the team on LinkedIn, and watch out for their LinkedIn headlines. They often say they’re hiring, so that’s a good reference to mention – it shows you did your research (sales people love to know you did that!).

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Deciphering IT Sales Jobs

In this article, you’ll learn what tech sales job descriptions are telling you, along with a breakdown of the types of sales positions in tech.

Before we dive into how companies advertise sales positions (and what that means for you, the job seeker), it’s good to have a basic understanding of the possible types of tech sales jobs.

In a certain sense, it’s pretty simple. However, excluding managerial roles, there are two types of tech sales jobs, those related to sales development (it’s possible to get sales development jobs with minimal experience) and those related to actual sales, closing deals, etc (typically known as an Account Executive).

But within these two categories, there is an astonishing amount of variety.

Different companies have different needs, so being an SDR/AE at one company is likely quite different from having the same job title at another.

Let’s first consider SDR’s and the types of roles.

Types Of SDR Jobs

1. Outbound SDR:

This is a labor-intensive role, often best suited for people fresh out of college beginning a career in tech sales. It involves a lot of cold calling (80 – 100/day), mass emailing, and leaving voicemails — it’s the epitome of grunt work. Companies that lack a lot of marketing leads will often compensate by using teams of outbound SDR’s to generate opportunities manually.

2. Inbound SDR:

This is a much ‘chiller’ job compared to an outbound role, available at companies with significant interest in their product. The Inbound SDR will qualify various inquiries and decide which ones are worth passing along to the sales team. These are great jobs to look for because any company with enough interest in their product to need Inbound SDR’s likely has a substantial product market fit.

3. Enterprise/Strategic SDR:

This is a role where an SDR works closely within a team or directly with an Account Executive to open up essential business opportunities. It will still involve cold calling but require more strategy than a traditional Outbound role. Often Enterprise SDRs will have to map out the various people in an account and create personalized emails based on their LinkedIn profiles.

Of course, most SDR roles will not be exclusively one of these three types and will be more of a hybrid of several. Let’s now look at some SDR job descriptions and see what one can gather from the description.

SDR Job Descriptions: Decoded

Example 1: Diffbot

Account Development Representative (ADR)

The Account Development Representative (ADR) at Diffbot is the first line of customer identification and qualification for the Data Solutions team. This role helps qualify inbound, and prospect outbound leads for the company’s sales process — ADRs are innately curious about how AI will revolutionize the nature of information processing across all industries in the future. In addition, they are comfortable speaking the language of all the various stakeholders in a large organization, ranging from the developer to the CEO, to learn how they use data and educate them about how our technology can make their workflows more efficient.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead prospecting targeted outbound accounts for new opportunities; respond to and qualify inbound leads for potential customers
  • Meet and exceed set monthly opportunity generation goals
  • Communicate professionally and build relationships with C-level and VP-level contacts at companies across various industries

What Does This Actually Mean?

From this description, we know that the ‘Account Development Representative’ role at Diffbot is a hybrid of an Inbound SDR and Enterprise SDR. We know that there is an Inbound competent to the job because it says so plainly. However, we know that there is an Enterprise SDR component to the role because of the bit about being ‘comfortable speaking the language of all the various stakeholders in a large organization.

What this translates to, roughly, is that the ADR will have to interface with several people within an organization. This could be to book a meeting for an account executive, but it could also be doing some detective work and finding out who the decision maker/makers are. The ‘Account’ Development Representative has to think about entire accounts strategically, rather than just throwing out blind repetitive cold calls.

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Example 2: Apptimize

Sales development is the life blood of Apptimize. The CEO loves sales development and in the early days manually sent 500 emails per day. The sense of accomplishment when you go through the prospect responses, the rapid iteration through different combinations of target profiles and pitches- maybe we’re weird but we find it satisfying and fun. Business development is how we get our best customers.

This role is ideal for someone who wants to live at the the front line of our go to market strategy and figure out what works with what audience and what’s going to come up during the sales process.

What Does This Actually Mean?

While it doesn’t say so specifically, from the second sentence, it’s pretty clear that this is a job description for an Outbound Sales development role. Here’s how you can tell. First and foremost, Apptimize gloats about and admires the manual outbound sales process the CEO went through in its early days. Secondly, the description specifies that this role is for someone who wants to be on the ‘front line.’

Note: If you read this article and retain anything, remember that in sales, being on the ‘front line’ is code for an extensive amount of cold calling, cold emailing — manual sales work. From this job description, it seems likely that Apptimize’s SDR role is almost purely outbound.

Example 3: Airtable

Core Responsibilities:

  • Strategize around sales inquiries with other members of the sales team.
  • Educate existing free Airtable users about the value of our premium product.
  • Coordinate users’ product exploration journeys, each tailored to the specific organization at hand, to convert budding interest into commercial action.
  • Rapidly learn how to model a wide range of use cases across different industries and the key dynamics that affect those use cases.
  • Actively deploy these modeling capabilities in highly targeted customer situations.
  • Conduct high-leverage, in-depth research to find new sales leads and enable success with the newly identified leads.
  • As an early team member, be energized by the opportunity to help build a process from the ground up.
  • Use data to problem-solve around the sales process and generate force-multiplying changes.

What Does This Actually Mean?

This role is an Inbound SDR role. Their Sales Development Associates are expected to work only with current customers using the Airtable product and warm leads who have inquired about the product. There is some strategic work in attempting to find new business opportunities. Still, because there’s no reference to working with VP’s or CEO’s, the work is likely much less about strategizing careful outreach and more about generating interest with inbound leads to pass along to the sales team. You’ll need an intermediate level of sales skills and experience to perform well in this type of role.

Types of Account Executive (AE) Jobs

As An Account Executive selling SaaS, there are three basic categories that your job can fall under. Here’s what we’ve come up with:

1. Transactional Selling:

In this role, an Account Executive will meet with many clients for a short amount of time (often only one phone call). There is not an incredible amount of strategy involved with this sort of sale, and successful AE’s focus is on securing ‘one call closes’ through persuasion and hustling to get more leads.

2. Enterprise (Complex) Sales:

In this role, an Account Executive will have to go through several meetings with various stakeholders and strategically align various interests of multiple parties to close large six to seven-figure deals. It’s the classic definition of a complex sale.

3. Everything In-Between:

Mid-market sales, which lean towards medium-sized businesses or small departments within large corporations, is the most common type of software selling. AE’s will usually have 2-5 meetings with 1-3 parties to close these deals, which require more patience than transactional selling but move faster than large enterprise deals.

4. Full Cycle Sales:

Full cycle AE’s lack the support of SDR’s to book meetings and generate opportunities. This means they must foster their client relationships from start to finish and focus a decent amount of time not on selling but on developing opportunities. On the other hand, pure Sales AE’s spend all day closing marketing and sales qualified leads without working on Business Development. You won’t become a Rainmaker in one day in this type of role. Big deals take time to close, but they’re worth it!

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Account Executive (AE) Job Descriptions: Decoded

Example 4: Freshdesk

In this hunter, quota-carrying sales role, we’re seeking passionate and highly driven professionals with prior software / SaaS sales experience. The Account Executive will play a leading role in accelerating Freshdesk’s revenue growth in the U.S.

Specifically, the Account Executive will:

  • Generate pipeline for Freshdesk’s Mid-Market business
  • Prospect, manage the sales process, and close new accounts in rapid cycles, primarily inside the sales environment
  • Work closely with Freshdesk teams to quickly learn and communicate Freshdesk’s value proposition clearly and effectively
  • Sell multiple product lines
  • Be part of the core U.S. team to represent Freshdesk at industry events

What Does This Actually Mean?

Though the job title says ‘Enterprise Account Executive’ the job description is telling us something much different. First and foremost, ‘mid-market’ businesses are specified in the description rather than Fortune 500 companies. Also, the sentence ‘close new accounts in rapid cycles’ indicates that the selling is likely transactional in nature. Finally, there are several indications that the Account Executive is responsible for generating his or her own pipeline. Thus despite the job title, the job description is indicating a full cycle, transactional Account Executive position.

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Tips For Contacting Hiring Managers

In this article, we’ll explain how to contact a hiring manager about a specific sales role—without coming across as desperate or overly aggressive.

After scrolling through a seemingly endless list of job postings, you finally found a sales role that seems perfect for you.

You polished your resume, drafted a tailored cover letter, and submitted all necessary application materials.

Everything you need to do to be considered is done. But, you’re also eager to find a way to make a more personal connection—to go beyond the anonymity of the hiring process and put a face with your name.

One of the best ways to do this? By reaching out to the hiring manager with a friendly, professional, and un-pushy message.

Did that very thought make your palms clammy? We know—putting yourself out there during your job search can be intimidating. Even though you work in sales, selling yourself is still challenging.

So, let’s dive in!

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But First… A Word Of Caution

Reaching out to connect personally with somebody at the company can be a smart move.

However, it should never be a replacement for going through the application process outlined by the employer.

For that reason, it’s wise not to reach out to the hiring manager about a specific role until after you’ve followed their instructions for officially tossing your hat into the ring.

Ignoring the steps they’ve mapped out and instead opting to get in touch with a general, “I’m very interested in this position—please consider me!” message will only make you seem lazy and disrespectful.

So, make sure to heed the directions for applying (seriously, every last one) and then consider reaching out to the hiring manager as a secondary step to elevate your candidacy.

It’s great to be proactive about forging relationships—but that doesn’t mean you can skip necessary steps and make up your own rules.

How to Find Hiring Managers

With that disclaimer out of the way, how do you find the hiring manager for a specific role? You can implement a couple of tactics to zone in on the right person to contact.

1. Search the Company Website

Depending on the company’s size, you might be able to identify the appropriate point of contact directly on the website.

Click through the “About Us” or “Team” pages to see if the company lists team members individually. If so? Look for someone with a job title related to hiring, recruitment, talent management, or human resources.

2. Leverage LinkedIn

No luck on the website? As a salesperson, you already know that LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for forging relationships. So, it’s time to do some detective work on that platform.

From the LinkedIn homepage, begin by typing the name of the company you’re applying to in the search bar. Then, if that employer has a LinkedIn profile, you should see it in your search results.

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Once you’re on that company’s LinkedIn page, you’ll see a link that says “See All Employees on LinkedIn.” Click that, and you’ll be brought to a page that displays the LinkedIn profiles of that specific company’s employees.

For this example, we’re looking at Google’s LinkedIn profile—meaning there are thousands of employees. If the company you’re applying to isn’t nearly as large, you’ll have a much easier time zoning in on the appropriate contact.

But, if not? Use the filters to help you narrow your results. For example, click the “Filters” button and then type in a keyword (i.e., “talent” or “hiring”) to see only people who have that term in their job title.

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How to Contact Hiring Managers

You’ve found the person that you want to contact. Now, there’s another big question hanging over your head: What do you say? What sort of message is polished and professional—without seeming pushy?

After you’ve submitted your application, your best bet is to send a connection request (along with a personalized message) via LinkedIn.

Why is LinkedIn better than email? Well, for starters, it’s a social network—meaning it’s a far more casual and low-pressure way to reach out.

Secondly, because it’s a social platform, it makes for an effortless way to stay in touch. A simple “like” or “comment” on that contact’s activity will keep you at the forefront of their minds—without having to send formal or purposeful emails.

When you do send a personalized connection request, keep things short (you’ll have limited characters anyway) and somewhat general. Remember, this isn’t your opportunity to get into a lengthy discussion about the role. Instead, your goal is to make an introduction and demonstrate your interest in the position.

This means that your messages should hit on three key things:

  • Your name
  • The position you just applied for
  • Your enthusiasm for finding out more about the role

With that in mind, your finished message could look something like this:

Hello Susan,

My name is Kat, and I just applied for the Sales Director position with Dunder Mifflin. I know my skills are a great match for what you’re searching for, and I’m really looking forward to finding out more about the opportunity.

In the meantime, I’d love to keep in touch on LinkedIn!

Best,

Kat

This message is friendly and concise. But, perhaps most importantly, it doesn’t make an ask. It doesn’t beg for an interview. It doesn’t ask about the hiring timeline. There’s no action that the recipient needs to take other than to accept your request.

That’s important. Much like when prospecting, the more straightforward (and less desperate) your message is, the higher the likelihood the hiring manager will accept your connection request and perhaps even respond.

When that happens, you have a foot in the door and a personal connection with that company—which can help you stand out from the competition and land an interview.

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Over to You

Getting in touch with a hiring manager about a specific role can be a smart move to help you make an impact after you’ve submitted your application. After all, being able to put a face with your name (and your impressive experience) will make you all the more memorable for employers.

However, there’s no denying that step can still be nerve-wracking.

If you want to skip it altogether? Create a profile on Rainmakers. You can share your history, showcase your skills, and have interested employers directly contact you—rather than the other way around.

Does that sound way too good to be true? We promise it’s not. So apply now to get accepted and set up your profile.

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Wanna land a tech sales job in a ridiculously short amount of time?

We’re about to teach you how to do it in 2018. Buckle up.

How To Get a Tech Sales Job… FAST

  1. Be Insanely Specific About Your Goals
  2. Build a List of Hot Tech Companies
  3. Copy Their Sales Job Descriptions To Find Keywords That Matter
  4. Update and Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
  5. Make Sure Your LinkedIn Profile Matches With Your Resume
  6. Reach Out / Engage With Members Of Your Network
  7. Make Alliances With Recruiters
  8. Role Play Your Interview
  9. Book the Phone Interview
  10. Convert to an In-Person Interview
  11. Ace the Interview
  12. Negotiate Your Offer

Follow this step by step guide, and you will succeed. I promise.

Don’t just start doing stuff out of order. Read this guide at least twice, then execute one step at a time.

Even if you have no experience, it doesn’t matter. Follow these steps and you will land in glory.

#1: Be Insanely Specific About Your Goals

Most people define a job title they want (e.g. investment banker) then look to see who was hiring.

Now go and do the complete opposite. Define the kind of company you want first, then identify the position you can add the most value.

You will ABSOLUTELY get better results with a more targeted approach, trust me.

Think about location too. Many hot tech companies are located in San Francisco.

Other emerging hubs are booming too though – like Austin, San Diego, Denver, Boston and New York.

What do you want?

#2: Build a List of Hot Tech Companies (Use a Virtual Assistant, Optional)

Build a list of all the possible companies that you think may be a good fit. You can do this yourself or hire someone on ODesk or eLance to do it for you.

I worked with a woman named Jane who lives in Costa Rica (she does great work).

This is the job description I sent her:

Hey Jane –

I could use your assistance to research available job positions at local tech companies.

Can you build a spreadsheet and find job positions available for “Sales Development Representative” and “Account Executive”.

– find local address closest to san francisco: on above websites or foursquare.com
– find employee count and capital raised here: first on crunchbase.com or then angel.co
– find sales role: on their home website under jobs or careers

Can you send this back to me as soon as possible? Like later today?

Use that to get you started!

Business Insider also has a solid list of tech companies who are hiring right now.

#3: Copy Their Sales Job Descriptions To Find Keywords That Matter

Pick your top 3 target companies.

Then copy and paste the text of their job descriptions into this word cloud generator tool.

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You’ll be able to find highly recurring keywords aka keywords that matter to your future employer.

Then use these keywords to update your LinkedIn profile and resume.

For more keywords to brush up on, check out this sales glossary of 260 terms.

#4: Update Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is all about story telling and highlighting your best self.

Present your story in a way that illustrates how all your past experiences have led up to the very moment you apply for a company.

Use the keywords from your word cloud above.

This will make your skills and experience more closely aligned with their job descriptions.

Plus, your profile is more likely to appear in recruiter searches.

Whatever you do, don’t be deceptive! It will come back to haunt you.

#5: Make Sure Your LinkedIn Profile Matches With Your Resume

Nowadays, most tech companies see your LinkedIn profile before your resume anyway.

Make sure you remain consistent across both channels.

Layout and design is important too. Many employers will disqualify you based on this alone (if you bomb it).

I’m serious. Choose a simple design for your resume. Somethings easy to read and understand. You can find plenty of quality resume templates at Creative Market.

#6: Reach Out / Engage With Members Of Your Network

Opportunities can be hidden in unlikely places. And you don’t want to leave any stones un-turned when you’re hunting for your dream job.

Steps one through five are all preparation steps before you can being outbound

But now, it’s time to send out a short 3-5 sentence email to your personal network.

Explain the type of company you want to join and your desired role. It’s hard for people to help if they don’t know exactly what you want.

Also, email your entire network on LinkedIn. You can easily export their contact info into a csv file (complete how-to instructions here). Then email each contact directly or in bulk.

#7: Make Alliances With Recruiters

I think recruiters are great. They are your second channel of warm introductions.

They help you prepare for interviews, they make introductions, and even schedule interviews for you.

A good recruiter should feel like a sidekick.

Here in San Francisco, you can refer to Rainmakers for new opportunities.

Just be honest and transparent when working with a recruiter.

Just tell them about the other opportunities you are pursuing.

That way you avoid any overlap or redundant outreach.

#8: Role Play Interview Over and Over

I’m so awkward during interview role plays. I don’t know why.  But, there is one thing I can do about it. And so can you.

Practice. Practice. Practice.

Get comfortable telling your own story.

Role play phone interviews and in-person interviews with yourself first. Then with recruiters.

Trust me. This exercise will pay off.

#9: Book the Phone Interview

By now, your network and your recruiters will begin feeding you opportunities.

It certainly helps to supplement this activity with some direct outreach of your own. Especially to any high priority companies where you don’t have a warm intro.

As the opportunities flow in, start to schedule those phone interviews. Typically, I will schedule no more than 3 interviews per day.

#10: Convert the Phone Interview to an In-Person

Remember to tell a story. Here’s the basic story framework:

  1. Setting
  2. Complication
  3. Turning Point
  4. Resolution

When they ask you sales interview questions, think through all your own personal experiences.

Then choose one experience each time to best represent the full range of your skills and abilities.

These stories should come more naturally once you complete steps one through ten here.

At the end, always ask for next steps. I wouldn’t get too caught up in “closing” people.

Just let them know you’re fired up about the opportunity and want to take next steps with them. And next steps are to meet in-person for an interview.

#11: Ace the In-Person Interview

Always wear a suit and tie.

That’s what you you’ve been told, right?

Well, I don’t recommend it for hot tech companies. A jacket is a nice touch, but nothing more is needed.

Remember, most people in tech love flannels and tee shirts. I advise you to dress slightly above your audience, but still look like you are part of the team.

When you sit down, pull out two copies of your resume and one copy of your cheat sheet. Casually, place them on top of the binder resting in front of you.

Engage with them, tell them your story and always ask for next steps.

#12: Receive and Negotiate Your Offer

You want to love where you work. And they want you to love it too!

So, gather as many job offers as you can. Until, you find the right one. Then negotiate that one offer to close.

Traditionally, there isn’t too much negotiating for junior roles. But as I understand it, the more valuable you become to an organization the more leverage you will have.

Conclusion

This takes work. I went non-stop for three weeks straight. I was booking 2-3 interviews per day.

And I’m confident, if you follow these steps above, you will find your dream sales job at a hot tech company too.

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Guide To Tech Sales Jobs

So you want to get a job in tech sales? Good, because you’ve come to the right place. This article will explain how to get a tech sales job, even if you lack experience. 

Step 1: Build A Tech Oriented Sales Resume

First things first. Like any other job, you want to start with a solid resume. Then, think back to your experiences and pull together a summary of the most relatable sales skills you can bring into your new responsibilities as a sales representative in the tech industry.

Not sure what those relatable skills might be? No worries, we’re here to help you out.

For starters, if you have any sales experience from a previous job, that’s a great place to start. Whether or not you’ve specifically sold technology, if you’ve gone about anything of sale, much of the selling process remains the same.

You’ll still be uncovering as much information as you can about your prospective customer to learn what they want or need and then tie the underlying reasons behind that desire back to your product or service.

What if you don’t have any previous sales experience?

Don’t worry; you can still find a way. Sales are simply the profession of persuasion. No matter what kind of work experience you have, you’ll almost certainly have to do some persuading.

Whether it was persuading your co-workers to jump on board with your new idea or even to eat together at a particular restaurant, you’ve been persuading people. But, if you really can’t think of any situations where you’ve done some persuading, well… perhaps you may want to reconsider a profession in sales.

Let’s move on. So now you’ve got your resume all built up and polished. What next? Getting interviews. 

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Step 2: Begin Your Job Search Process

There are many ways you can go about this. You can go directly to a company’s website to look for open positions if you have a specific one in mind, but more often than not, you’ll need some help identifying what companies you’d like to work for.

This is where platforms and recruiters can come in handy. If you do some searching online, there are plenty of them, even ones explicitly dedicated to tech sales, that you can leverage. But, of course, we can help you too. 

Step 3: Make Sure You Prepare For Your Interview FAR Ahead Of Time

There are a few things you’re going to want to do before you step foot into the room with your potential employer.  

  • Research about the company itself.
  • Learn when they were founded.
  • Learn their products and unique value proposition.
  • Discover what differentiates them from the other players in the market.
  • Find any other details that seem important to be informed about.
  • Recent news about and announcements from the company are always a plus.
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Step 4: Learn Your Target Company’s Sales Process (And Picture Yourself In It)

Above all, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with their sales process. After all, you are applying for a position in sales.

Prospecting

You need to understand the following things intimately:

  • Who are your potential customers, and how will you find them?
  • What tools or services will you be using?
  • If you’re unsure, this can be an excellent question for you during your interview.
  • What are the tools and services the company is using today?
  • Why did they choose to bring on those specific tools?

Engaging

Questions to ask yourself:

  • How are you going to reach out and get connected with your prospects?
  • What’s the reasoning behind your strategy?
  • Based on the company’s target industry, market, and customer profiles – what methods do you think will be most effective? And why?

Discovery

Here’s what you should do:

  • Schedule a time to have a conversation with your prospect to learn more about them.
  • What is their current situation?
  • What problems are they dealing with?
  • Based on what you uncover, think of how you can best articulate how your company’s products or services can alleviate those pains.

Closing

In technology sales, the step that usually comes after the discovery is the demo.

This is where you, as the sales rep have the floor and opportunity to clearly illustrate to your prospect how their lives will be improved through your product or service.

You do this by relating the benefits your company provides to the problems they voiced to you during the discovery part phase.

There may be a bit of back and forth in terms of negotiation and the need to deal with a procurement team, but soon after the demo, the final step you’ll want to end with is closing the deal.

This is when your prospect and the involved stakeholders have made the decision to move forward in doing business with your company and are willing to put pen to paper, or so to say.

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Step 5: Revisit and Master Stages of the Sales Funnel

A great way to think of this process from a high level is to think of it much like a funnel.

The concept of a sales funnel is very prevalent in technology sales and is something you’ll likely want to familiarize yourself with.

You can easily search this term online and quickly understand what it is and how it would work for a business. In summary, it’s the idea of taking a large number of leads, which you then refine into prospects based on some target criteria, and ultimately convert them into customers by putting them through the sales process.

Awesome. So you’ve done your research and taken the time to understand the sales process and how it works. All that’s left for you to do now is nail the interview.

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Step 6: Nail The Interview

There’s a ton of advice on the best ways to approach an interview, but here are a few pointers to help you get started.

Be on time. Show up a bit early, so you have some time to spare. Trust me, having that little extra time before the interview to level-set and get your head straight can only bode well for you.

Next, remember that most hiring managers are likely looking for three primary qualities.

Those are competency, character, and the ability to learn.

Competency is simply a measure of whether or not you can do the job at hand. If given the opportunity, would you be someone the company can rely on to get things done effectively?

Character is essential because, let’s face it, whether you like it or not, co-workers are people we end up spending a lot of time with. As such, your potential boss is probably looking to see if you’re someone they can stand having around and, more importantly, if you’re someone they can trust.

The last quality you want to make sure to convey to the person on the other side of the table is the ability to learn.

As a bonus, you may want to think about emotional intelligence too. This will help you become more empathetic as a sales professional, something employers care about.

Sure, it’s great and all if you’re a good person capable of doing the job at hand, but that’s not all that’s important in the workplace. Change is imminent in all aspects of life, and business is no different. So your boss will want to know that, should it become necessary, you’ll be open to new ideas and willing to adapt to the changing circumstances rather than always stuck in their old ways.

Again there’s a ton more information out there on other things you can do to do well in an interview but keep these things in mind, and you should land your dream job in tech sales in no time.

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This blog post is actually a continuation of a previous blog post on how you can improve your networking abilities. If you haven’t already read the first part of this series, check it out here.

Now for those who are caught up or just want to get into the nitty gritty of ways you can use body language and tonality to further improve your networking game, read on!

 

 

Dean Park is a seasoned tech sales professional that’s been involved with a wide range of organizations from startups to enterprise businesses. Dean is also a sales mentor at GrowthX Academy in San Francisco.

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