Are you trying to find your first sales job or looking to stand out from the competition to land that first gig? Look no further, because on today’s episode of The Sales Evangelist, Donald Kelly shares three strategies to find your first sales job.
Strategy One: Befriend recruiters for the type of jobs you’re trying to land.
Recruiters have a vested interest in finding great people – it means they get more money. So don’t be afraid of interacting with them!
To find the right recruiters, go to any recruiting website to see which industries specific people recruit for.
Search for them on LinkedIn, connect with them, and see which companies they hire for.
Once you find the recruiters and build a relationship, you’ll have an opportunity ready for you when looking for your next career step.
Strategy Two: Network, network, network
Your network is your net worth. If you go on social media and ask your network for job recommendations, you’ll get a ton. Not all of them will be good, but there will be opportunities with potential for you to explore.
If you already have a job and don’t want your employer to see it, direct message your connections in the space you’re looking to move into.
Find the movers and shakers in your community, introduce yourself, and see if they’re able to direct you to someone who can help you.
Strategy Three: Connect with people within your target company.
This strategy, taken from Jacob at Sales for the Culture, will help you land a sale or job with a specific company or industry.
Find a company on LinkedIn, reach out to any recruiters specifically for that company, and introduce yourself.
Reach out to employees in the department or position you’re looking to get in and connect with them.
You’ll be amazed how willing people are willing to advise and help get you where you want to go.
With these strategies, you’ll have a relationship with the recruiter, information from your connections, and relationships with the people at your target company. Sounds pretty good, right?