If you want to get a sales job after college, no matter what role you are looking at, it is imperative that you know how to tell your story and sell yourself.
When it comes to finding a sales role and preparing yourself for those dreaded interviews, it is imperative you learn the art of selling yourself — a great place to practice this is in sales training courses and sales bootcamps. People who are successful and are able to survive at startups are the ones who can naturally market themselves and their skills to make a difference with any team that they work with..Whether you are looking for a new job or trying to work your way up the corporate ladder, here are a few tips that will help you sell yourself:
KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
One of the first steps towards getting always hired and selling yourself is to knowing where you excel and where you need work. Keep in mind that tech companies will not hire you, unless you can show what you have done, but alway ways you are working to improve yourself. When you are at a sales development interview, focus on how you want to prove yourself and make an immediate impact to the sales team and sales role. If you are still unaware of strengths and weakness, work with a sales trainer that can give you very direct feedback on how to improve but also what areas to focus on.
CONFIDENCE AND NUMBERS ARE KEY
A big part of selling yourself is exemplifying self-confidence. For young professionals trying to get sales development roles and always hired, it does not matter how great you did in a history class, what matters is that you come across as confident and show something that you have sold and grown before. The only way to really gain confidence is through practice and real world experience. Companies would rather hire someone that has sold Cutco knives and has confidence to sell, rather than someone that has a 4.0 GPA.
CHANGE EXPECTATIONS AND GET SUPPORT
Getting a sales development role is really challenging. Even with real world experience and sales training courses, be ready for a lot of “No’s.” By a lot we suggest candidates prep to have around 40 companies they are interviewing with if they want to land a role. Sales Bootcamp works with students to practice selling themselves from Day 1. We can teach someone all the skills in the world, but it doesn’t help if someone can’t go to an interview or presentation and effectively convey the metrics and info people are looking for.
LEVERAGE OUR HIRING PARTNERS
Don’t be hard on yourself and remember there are a lot of great resources to help you get through the process and remember that we can always be a resource for you during your search. Many young professionals don’t realize that our hiring partners are free resource that are great channels for landing a sales role. We work with all the top Bay Area companies to help our students land the best roles to jumpstart their careers.