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The Tools You Need To Nail That Tech Sales Job

Now that you are past the basics of landing the tech sales job you want, let’s get into some more of the advanced concepts. One major part of the application process that people don’t take advantage of is the vast amount of tools available to you.

Companies make it their job to help you get a job. One of the best things you can do is to utilize the tools and services available to you. For example, Rainmakers.co specializes in helping aspiring sales-people get the jobs they need to further their career.

Is a recruiting agency right for me?

Sales agencies pride themselves on their ability to land jobs for their clients, but not all agencies are created equal. Your best bet is to seek out agencies that have connections in the industry, are focused on a limited amount of companies, and provide coaching throughout the process.

You may be asking yourself if it’s worth going through the process of finding an agent. Well, consider it like this, an agency is going to get you a job that’s best for you at your stage in your career. An agency that promises you a CEO job at Apple is obviously not telling you the truth.

Nailing the right job, and not necessarily the best job, will maximize your growth and profits. All of this will greatly outweigh whatever cost you incur by hiring an agency to help you along this process.

High touch

High touch is an industry term used to describe the relationship an agency has with its customers and clients. The term symbolizes honest human interactions over corporate jargon. We are all human beings, no matter what job we have. When an agency can achieve a real relationship with both potential employers and potential employees, the process becomes much more natural. Relationships based on high touch last longer and yield greater results.

You can test out how an agency performs by simply giving them a call. If you have to go through two automated call responses and three customer service reps before you can have a real conversation about your goals, then they are not the agency for you.

The way an agency deals with you is the way they deal with their potential employers. Poor communication, overly complicated processes, and stale results are red flags to anybody looking for an agency to get them hired.

Limited amount of companies

An agency will usually ask you what companies you would like to work for. Perhaps your dream jobs and what jobs you think you are capable of handling today. An easy tactic used by sleazy agencies is to immediately promise your biggest goal right up front. But the truth is, an agency cannot have connections to every single company that has a sales department.

A good agency will have solid connections to a limited amount of companies. Usually, those companies will be focused in a particular field. This allows an agency to create deeper connections with companies. Deeper connections lead to more clear understandings of what a company actually needs.

This may sound simple, but consider how important that single fact above is. Let’s say a company is growing and has developed a relationship with a hiring agency. Part of what makes the agency great is the understanding of how companies in their sector grow. Certain companies go through particular stages of development that are trackable. For example, one of the first hires a company should make is an account manager, any good agency will know this and know what hires to make next.

The agency is an aid to the company as it grows because it provides them with employees who fill the necessary roles as they become available. This relationship is invaluable and it shows the skills of an agency when they have multiple relationships like this on the books.


Good opportunity for coaching during the process if you pick the right one

Good coaching will make or break your career. If an agency advises you to take a position you are not ready for, then your reputation in the industry can be ruined. On the other hand, if you are recommended a position you are overqualified for, you can be stuck in a job you don’t need for years.

A good coach is always a positive asset no matter what industry you’re in. That’s why having a high touch relationship with your agency is primary to your success. A good coach will help you land the right job at the right company which will multiply your success.


What about Job platforms/marketplaces?

If you’re not ready to go the agency route just yet, there are some other options available to you. There are plenty of websites that post jobs and help you connect with potential employers.

Monster / Indeed – low quality except for junior roles

Websites like Monster and Indeed have helped a lot of people land jobs. However, the jobs available on these sites are most likely low quality except for junior positions. For those just graduating college, or taking their first steps in a new industry, these resources are great.

For the more ambitious job hunters though, these options may be a bit lackluster. What an agency provides is a position that is finely tailored to your skills and goals. The types of jobs you get from Monster and Indeed will be jobs that require some kind of repetitive and non-creative skills. However, that may be what you need at this point in your career.

LinkedIn – good if used for a targeted approach

LinkedIn is a very powerful resource in the job market. The site provides you with direct access to the people you want to talk to. Let’s say you want to work for Uber. The head of hiring at Uber definitely has a LinkedIn profile. She may be busy but at least Uber grants you that direct connection for you to make an attempt to impress her with your resume.

LinkedIn is best for a targeted approach. The previous lesson is all about how to perfect your presence on this site and we can’t hammer it enough how important that is. Hitting a potential at the right time with the right profile can land you a job you may have thought was out of your league. But this requires a lot of time and effort. And just because a company looks good on the outside, doesn’t mean the culture on the inside is profitable and has room for growth. This is why having an agency may be better suited than the LinkedIn route.

Rainmakers – lots of opportunities, companies approach you directly

With Rainmakers.co we provide our employers with a ton of opportunities. Because we are focused on a particular niche, we are able to develop a skillset that caters to potential employers perfectly. We understand how companies in this field grow and what they need. We also provide in-depth coaching and to our clients which helps us determine your skills and aspirations.

Companies will approach you because they know we only deal with serious and motivated clients. Not only will they approach you, but they will make it clear exactly what they are looking for and what they can provide. There will be no need to accept the first offer you get because we have many opportunities to choose from.

Conclusion

Yes, there are many ways to get a job but at the end of the day, a great agency will save you time, money and effort. Why take a chance on getting a job that is not right for you and wasting your time there. Working with an agency like Rainmakers will ensure long-term growth for your career because we specialize in making sure the position you get is perfect for you. Why waste your time doing anything else?

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Top Sales Jobs in Tech

Top Sales Jobs in Tech

Tech is dominating the industry right now. Creative entrepreneurs have come up with many unique ways to provide value to individuals, businesses, and even governments. Because the industry is so large and far-reaching, hundreds of thousands of jobs have become available. This means that there are tons of opportunities for sales professionals to get into the industry, and that’s exactly what we are going to help you accomplish.

Anybody who tells you that “they can’t find a job” is simply not trying hard enough. Simply scanning a variety of job boards, we were able to find hundreds of tech companies looking to hire. Of course, our focus is a bit more narrow because of our sales focus, but even then we were able to find dozens of high-quality positions in San Francisco and New York City.

New York City

1. Remesh

Remesh is an innovative tech company that uses AI and Machine learning to collect and organize data on large groups. Specifically, they focus on customers, employees, prospects, or constituents. Their goal is to allow customers to realize actionable insights instantly, even if thousands of users are online at a time.

As of March 2018, Remesh raised $10 million in their Series A funding. They have been growing a successful team ever since. They are looking for a Sales Development Manager to help take their team to the next level.

The salary being offered for this position is approximately $115k per year.

Find out more here: Job Posting

2. Snappy Gifts

An innovative gift-giving company is looking for an experienced sales manager to help them deliver their fun and valued gifts to clients. Their goal is for clients to use their engaging platform to let their team choose how they want to be recognized. Allowing their team to decide their own gifts helps motivate the team and deliver things the receiver actually wants.

They secured $13.8 million in their Series A round of funding in 2016. They are still considered to be in an early stage of development, which means you will have an opportunity as their sales manager to help grow their company exponentially.

Their starting salary varies based on experience but expect approximately $105k per year

Find out more here: Job Posting

3. Self-Made

SelfMade uses their network to connect members with professional image editors, allowing them to build a powerful brand at an affordable price. They have a passion for helping entrepreneurs take control of their destiny by connecting them with the people they need.

They are looking for a sales associate with the same entrepreneurial drive as their clients. This is a great opportunity to get an entry level sales job because sales experience is not necessarily required for this position.

Expect a salary approximating $40k a year for this position.

Find out more here: Job Posting

4. VentureOut

This opportunity is for the true beginner in the sales industry. Not only because of the entry level nature of the position, but also because they focus on helping startups grow. VentureOut also loves the entrepreneurial spirit, this is a great opportunity to work in a space that is open to creativity and the application of new ideas and processes.

Accepting this position allows you to choose between part-time and full time hours. If you live in the NY area and are looking to get your feet wet in the industry VentureOut is a great place to start. They haven’t gone through an investment round yet so you can help the company go through that process which would be an amazing learning experience.

Find out more here: Job Posting

5. Bitly

Bitly has successfully broken out of the startup world to establish themselves as a mid size company. From what seemed to be a simple URL shortening service, out came a thriving tech company that is almost a household name. This is a great opportunity to get mainstream accolades on your resume without having a lot of experience in the industry.

Bitly is looking for a Sales Development Representative with at least 1 – 2 years experience. You will be on the front lines of client acquisition and development. And because the company has almost 100 employees, you will have access to a successful sales team you can learn from daily.

Expect a salary approximating $85k a year for this position.

Find out more here: Job Posting

San Francisco

1. THORN

Thorn is an innovative company with a goal to defend children from sexual abuse. They work closely with law enforcement, non-profits, and other tech companies in the industry. Working for this company as a truly unique opportunity to use your entrepreneurial energy to make a serious moral difference in the world.

As a Sales Lead, you will drive their sales pipeline of small to medium-sized technology companies, prioritize leads and close funding for our SAFER product suite. They expect a motivated team member who is interested in refining their understanding of customer needs. Ultimately, the goal is to  further Thorn’s mission to safeguard children in online environments and to drive the sustainability of Thorn products and programs.

Expect a starting salary of approximately $40k per year.

Find out more here: Job Posting

2. RapidAPI

RapidAPI is the world’s largest API marketplace. Their mission is to enable developers and businesses to easily find, test, and integrate with any API. RapidAPI is used by over 500,000 developers all around the world, and offers over 8000 APIs. They have also secured $12 million in their recent Series A funding round.

They are looking for Account Executive to join their brand new Enterprise team, and will bring knowledge of how to build and execute on a sales strategy. The applicant will have the opportunity to partner directly with the CEO to identify strategic opportunities for enterprise partnerships. Own and manage warm leads and outreach through our combined networks to build our Enterprise client base. Most conversations will be held with CIOs / CTOs / VP of Engineering types at Fortune 1000 scale companies.

Compensation is a 50/50 split between base and commission; quotas are realistic and our AE starts with warm leads in the pipeline and a healthy ramp-up period.

Find out more here: Job Posting

3. Narrative

Narrative is a fast growing big data company that has recently secured $5 million in seed funding. Their mission is to make data easy as possible for their clients to buy and sell data.

They are currently looking for a new Director of Sales which is a huge opportunity for anybody who already has some sales experience under their belt. This is a company that is growing quickly and providing their clients a unique platform that has show consistent success. With a CB rank of 4,934, this company is hustling and is looking for their next superstar.

Expect a starting salary of approximately $100-150k in sales compensation per year.

Find out more here: Job Posting

4. Multiplied

For those who want to get into a sales position and also have an interest in blockchain technology should check out this position at Multiplied. They are a premier blockchain marketing and PR agency that is growing quickly in the industry.

In their own words, Multiplied is looking for a “badass” Sales Development Representative. The role offers a diverse client portfolio of some of the best ICO and blockchain projects in the space. They will also provide an opportunity to work alongside their senior management team to create and implement strategies to expand Multiplied and take on new business opportunities.

Expect a starting salary of approximately $80-100k in sales compensation per year.


Find out more here: Job Posting

5. Active Mind Technology

Have an interest in golf or sports tech in general? Then you should check out Active Mind Technology. Active Mind Technology is a software development company. Makers of GameGolf, a wearable GPS and motion sensing Golf Shot Tracking System who also have a passion for getting outside and having fun.

They are looking for a Sales Operations Manager to take the lead on some exciting new projects. Applicants must have an understanding of Salesforce and Quickbooks Online to ensure management of client accounts.

Expect a starting salary of approximately $100k in sales compensation per year.

Find out more here: Job Posting

Like we have discussed in our previous blog posts. It’s imperative to have your resume and internet presence up to date before beginning the application process. All the positions described above are ready to hire on motivated sales talent from all different levels of experience.

If there is something you are unsure about, we here are Rainmakers are always ready to help. Any questions about the application process or if you want more details about these positions in specific, feel free to reach out at any time. Good Luck!