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“So Why Should We Hire You?”

If you are currently in a job search chances are you’ve been asked that question already. Undoubtedly, it is the most feared interview question, but one of the most common. It pays to be ready to answer it. helps to understand that the question is an invitation for you to sell yourself. This is a […]

Why Do Your Employees Leave You?

For companies involved in appointment setting services, especially those using telemarketing as its medium, one of the biggest challenges that they might face is in terms of employee loyalty and turnover. Indeed, employees leaving the company can greatly affect a company’s ability in generating good business leads. In this type of business, consistency is the […]

Sales Candidate Attributes

Desired or Required Sales Candidate Attributes: Close your eyes. Think of the perfect mate. Are you done? Close your eyes again. Think some more. How long is your list of requirements of the perfect mate? Are there five of them? Ten? Perhaps, you have twenty. Think about your list again. Are each of those really […]

The Second Dimension of Screening Sales Talent

My wife Sharon and I dated for exactly two years before I proposed to her. Over our two year courtship, I got to know her likes and dislikes. I understood her goals in life and her aspirations. She knew the same about me. On July 24, 1996, in the White House Rose Garden (true story), […]

The Secret to Quick Revenue Growth

Learn to Hire the Best Sales Team For small business owners, a good sales team is essential to continued sales and revenue growth. Unfortunately, sales positions are the most difficult to recruit, hire and retain. Relying on industry experience as the key hiring factor is one of the most common errors in filling sales positions. […]

Hire Smart

Four Great Interview Questions to Hire Great Sales Staff For small business owners, good sales staff is absolutely critical; they can make or break your business. Unfortunately, salespeople are also the most difficult employees to retain, precisely because of their business value. When hiring a new salesperson, many employers fall into the trap of using […]

How to Hire Successful Sales Reps

Many business owners and sales managers ask me if I have a proven system or a way to identify and hire top sales reps. They have tried everything, they tell me. They check references, review similar work experiences, talk to ex co-workers, hold multiple job interviews, and sometimes they even spring for some high priced […]

Sales Management Training; Is it Really Necessary?

Sales Management training is not as common as it used to be, as more and more organizations think the sales management should already know it all. However, lack of training is the root to most companies’ bottom line problems. Sales management training is just as important, if not more than, salespeople training. Top executive management […]

Sales Training Program in Today’s Uncertain Economy

Sales Training program is one of the most effective ways of maintaining a motivated and results oriented team of sales professionals. However, sales professional training is also known to have an impact for only up to 90 days, or for one quarter of the year. For sales training to be effective, measurable against results, in […]

How to Hire Top Sales Reps

How to Hire Top Sales Reps: Ask any manager, V.P. or business owner what one of the biggest challenges they face in making their revenue numbers and they’ll tell you it’s identifying, hiring and retaining good sales reps. If you are familiar with my management philosophy, then you’ve heard me talk about the 80/20 rule […]