Though a sales career has its benefits, some sales people want to achieve bigger and better things. Closing the same types of deals day in and day out can start to become tedious. You might not feel challenged anymore. You might want to make more money. Or maybe you just want more glory.
Maybe you want a more prestigious role. Maybe you want a senior position in your current department. Maybe you want to become a sales manager. Or maybe you want to work for a Fortune 500 company.
Whatever the reason for wanting to advance in your sales career and wherever you want to end up, you can use these tips to help you get there.
The goals that you set should be reasonable, understandable, measurable, behavioural, and agreed upon (RUMBA). Once these goals are set, you’ll have something to work towards—something to achieve. And this will get you one step closer to advancing your sales career.
If this happens, you need to know when it’s time to move on. You’ll never be able to advance your sales career in a company that is unwilling to help you move up. Put out feelers in your network or connect with a sales recruitment agency to see if there are any better opportunities available—ones that do offer career advancement opportunities in the future.
Sales professionals are eager, hard-working, and ambitious by nature. If you’re not happy where you are, if you want to move on to bigger and better things, if you know that you’re worth more, then follow these tips to advance your sales career. The opportunities ahead of you are endless. Don’t give up.
About the Author:
Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.
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