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  • Are sales jobs too frustrating?

    Employees in the UK are frustrated by a perceived lack of agency in their job, a new study suggests.Research by Hay Group indicates that 20 per cent of UK workers could be frustrated by the attitude of their managers towards decision making, in news that may be of interest to sales job... [more...]

  • Graduate sales job recruiters 'should highlight employee benefits'

    Recruiters for sales jobs may find that employee benefits are the way to draw the best candidates, one publication has suggested.A new Management-Issues article cites research from the Guardian suggesting that corporate social responsibility, employee benefits and flexible working are top... [more...]

  • Sales job candidates reminded of age rights

    Candidates for sales jobs and other positions have been reminded of their rights regarding age discrimination.Employment relations service Acas has just released its annual report, which shows that 2,652 cases claiming age discrimination were referred in 2007-08, with 120 reaching employment... [more...]

  • Sales job training 'must address customer needs'

    Organisations must ensure they adapt their sales job training to the complex needs of the 21st century customer, according to new advice.Jason Mitchell, director of global training support with Convergys, writes in Online Recruitment magazine that knowledge-based training is often inappropriate... [more...]

  • Some employers "childbirth unfriendly"

    An officer and midwife with the Royal College of Midwives has asserted that some employers fail to accommodate members of staff who have recently become parents.New or prospective fathers and mothers in sales jobs may be interested to learn of Mervi Jokinen's comments, which come after the... [more...]

  • Traits of high-flyers identified

    It is possible to identify future chief executive officers (CEOs) by their personality traits, a new study suggests.Personnel Decision International has released a study of senior executives called the Pulse on Leaders, which highlights a number of attributes common to CEOs.These include an... [more...]

  • University choice 'may influence CV lies'

    The ranking of a graduate's university may influence their willingness to lie on their CV, it has been suggested.In news that may interest applicants for sales jobs, Powerchex's managing director Alexandra Kelly has commented that people from high profile higher education institutions appear... [more...]

  • Could another language help FMCG sales job applicants?

    People looking for sales jobs in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry may find success is easier with another language, it has been suggested.Angela Baron, an advisor with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said that language skills are useful for people looking to... [more...]

  • Sales job success 'may not mean long hours'

    People in sales jobs may be under too much pressure, one life coach has said.Lynette Allen, who specialises in advising self-employed women and female-owned companies, has commented that people in Britain tend to equate professional success with long hours, perhaps mistakenly."We want to be... [more...]

  • Mechanical engineering 'among top graduate sectors'

    A high proportion of male graduates enter jobs in the engineering sector, a new study has found.In news that may be of interest to people applying for mechanical engineering sales jobs, the UK Graduates Careers Survey for 2008 by High Fliers Research found that the engineering industry is the... [more...]

  • Do print sales jobs suffer from summer blues?

    Summer seasonal affective disorder has reportedly struck down more than half of British employees, perhaps including those in print sales jobs.According to Personnel Today, a new poll by the Training and Development Agency for Schools found that 58 per cent of British workers think they are... [more...]

  • Firms may lose a month when workers quit sales jobs

    Companies lose an average of 30 working days when employees leave positions such as sales jobs, a new report has found.The Adecco PayCheck Survey 2008 discovered that the time between an employee leaving an organisation and their replacement beginning work is on average about a month, reports... [more...]

  • Satnav instructions 'supersede sense'

    Drivers are following satnav directions on rural roads, even when they appear to be wrong, according to a new study.In news that may be of interest to people who drive in their sales jobs, more than a quarter of drivers using satnavs admit following its instructions even when they notice they... [more...]

  • FSB: Most small business pay over the minimum wage

    The majority of small and medium-sized enterprises pay their staff more than the legal minimum wage, a spokesperson for the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has said.Simon Briault, speaking after changes to the lowest legal hourly wage were announced by the government, said that recent changes... [more...]

  • Office equipment sales line managers 'may need interview skills'

    Line managers in office equipment sales and other industries are not equipped with the necessary interview skills to identify the best candidates, it has been claimed.Research by SHL has discovered that almost half of all line managers are not involved with the interview process, with 60 per... [more...]

  • CV spelling errors 'top employer gripe'

    Candidates applying for sales jobs have been warned that their CV may be thrown straight in the bin if it contains spelling errors.A survey of employers by Select Appointments discovered that basic spelling mistakes were the top pet hate, with 54 per cent of respondents naming this as an... [more...]

  • Music apps for iPhone users

    Fans of the new iPhone have a wealth of music features to take advantage of, according to a new report.In an article that may interest people looking to spend sales job commission on the hot new Apple gadget, Reuters claims that the launch of the App store on iTunes has introduced iPhone users... [more...]

  • Sales job applicants 'value corporate brands'

    People in sales jobs are among those most likely to prioritise a company's reputation when applying for roles, a new report asserts.A study by Kenexa has discovered that workers in sales jobs and senior managers place the most value on the brand image of an organisation they are considering a... [more...]

  • Most graduates 'want jobs in London'

    The majority of graduates are looking for capital-based work, such as sales jobs in London, a new report has found.A survey by Milkround found that 60 per cent of graduates expect to look for a job in capital, down from 71 per cent in 2007, reports Online Recruitment magazine.Some 73 per cent of... [more...]

  • Workers 'take sales jobs on holiday'

    Stressed-out workers may be finding it difficult to detach from their sales jobs, according to a new study.Research by Monster Meter recently found that, while 47 per cent of people do not work during their holidays, 15 per cent claimed that they never really switch off from their employment... [more...]

  • Employee benefits 'may retain sales staff'

    A good incentives portfolio may help growing businesses to attract and retain skilled employees to sales jobs in London and elsewhere, it has been suggested.Business Zone reports that there are a number of factors organisations should consider when looking to recruit a dedicated sales team, with... [more...]

  • Apprenticeships 'may soon be offered to potential sales directors'

    Sales directors and other executives could benefit from apprenticeship schemes, skills secretary John Denham has said.The minister told Personnel Today that the number of apprenticeships offered by UK employers need to increase threefold if the skills of British workers are to be developed and... [more...]

  • Salary shyness in the UK workplace

    British workers are shy about revealing details of their salaries to their families, a new study has found.Research by Ceridian discovered that 53 per cent of respondents would not tell their kin how much they earned, while 73 per cent would be unhappy if their colleagues knew their salary,... [more...]

  • Nintendo unveils Wii MotionPlus

    Videogame company Nintendo has introduced an accessory designed to make Wii controllers more sensitive. The gadget, which may be of interested to those in sales jobs who are keen to spend their commission, is called MotionPlus. Details of the accessory were disclosed at an E3 Media and Business... [more...]

  • Science sales recruiters 'should collaborate with universities'

    Employers, including those involved in scientific sales recruitment, should work with universities in order to enhance the UK's competitiveness, it has been suggested. A survey published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, which found that the contribution made by higher... [more...]

  • Could sales jobs in London soon pay more?

    People with sales jobs in London may be among those set to benefit from an increase in wages. Mayor of the capital Boris Johnson recently announced he is keeping an election promise by raising the living wage for London to £7.45 per hour. The new figure, which is 35 per cent higher than the... [more...]

  • Tips for motivating staff in electronic sales jobs

    Keeping people motivated and interested in their electronics sales jobs can be a challenge, according to one training specialist.Pareto Law has offered some tips on keeping staff morale up during a tough economic climate, which the firm shared with Online Recruitment magazine.Dress down days... [more...]

  • Are pharmaceutical sales jobs open to mothers?

    Myths and stereotypes surrounding maternity leave could be damaging the prospects of women in pharmaceutical sales jobs and other roles, a new report warns.Nicola Brewer, head of the commission for equality and human rights, has spoken out against outdated prejudices that she claims prevent... [more...]

  • FSA's 'innovative' recruitment with psychometric tests

    The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has been commended for its approach to choosing graduates, which includes performing psychometric tests. The regulatory body received praise for its strategy during a recent Association of Graduate Recruiters conference. Working with Mendas, the FSA... [more...]

  • Are sales jobs too stressful?

    Many UK workers, potentially including those involved in sales jobs, are finding their employment stressful and unfulfilling, it has been suggested. According to actress Samantha Morton, many people feel in competition with each other and under pressure to have the right material possessions,... [more...]

  • Excitement over iPhone 'hotting up'

    Excitement over communication gadget the iPhone is increasing, with 1.3 million people conducting online searches using the term in April of this year. According to figures produced by comScore, these individuals - who may have included people in sales jobs keen to spend their hard-earned... [more...]

  • Could sat nav errors be a thing of the past?

    In news that may be of interest to people with sales jobs whose work requires them to drive, it has been revealed that car manufacturers are working towards eradicating satellite navigation (sat nav) errors and producing vehicles which can drive themselves. According to a white paper produced by... [more...]

  • Sleep advice for employees

    People working telesales jobs may be interested in new advice from The Sleep Council.According to the body's Jess Alexander, the desire to nap during working hours could be alleviated by getting a solid eight hours of sleep.A survey by Crampex, a manufacturer of anti-cramp medicine, found that a... [more...]

  • Uni courses 'could incorporate medical sales jobs'

    Higher education courses could soon incorporate experience in the workplace, a new report suggests.According to Universities UK, one of the three potential routes that the university sector could follow in the coming years would involve a closer relationship between recruiters and the students... [more...]

  • B2B sales line managers 'may need to up their game'

    Line managers working in the business to business (B2B) sales sector may be interested in new research on employee expectations.A Europe-wide poll by Krauthammer has discovered that employees are often disappointed with the performance of their line managers, identifying a discrepancy between... [more...]

  • Manufacturing 'seeing high level of online recruitment demand'

    The manufacturing industry witnessed high levels on online recruitment activity in June, new figures indicate.According to the Monster Employment Index, manufacturing was one of the sectors that managed to withstand a drop in the index last month, in news that may be of interest to employers... [more...]

  • Qualifications 'could be key' to insurance sales success

    The labour market is unforgiving towards young people without A-levels or five good GCSEs, a new study warns.Statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) suggest that young people lack the skills necessary to excel in careers, such as insurance sales.Glenda... [more...]

  • Survey 'offers hope' for media sales applicants with 2:2s

    Applicants for media and new media sales jobs may find themselves shortlisted despite an average degree result, a new study suggests.Research by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGA) has discovered that a 2:1 is no longer considered a benchmark by many UK employers, who are willing to... [more...]

  • Average graduate earns £20,000, says report

    The average salary for a graduate currently stands at £20,000, it has been revealed.Applicants for graduate sales jobs may be interested to learn that of the figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, which also showed that almost two-thirds of people have full-time positions... [more...]

  • Sales job experience 'may not be essential'

    It may be possible to gain a sales job without a background in the sector, one expert claims.Kurosh Kiana, customer service manager for ClickAJob, told Online Recruitment magazine that employers are willing to be flexible if it appears that a candidate has transferable skills.He asserted:... [more...]

  • Sales job success 'could be found online'

    The internet could be the future for CVs, sales jobs applicants may be interested to hear.According to Online Recruitment magazine, new Webjam research shows that 60 per cent of university career services advise candidates to post their CV online.Meanwhile, 80 per cent of higher education career... [more...]

  • Tips for sales job success

    Sales managers have been advised that integrity is the way to ensure success once they have landed that dream job.According to Online Recruitment magazine, meta-morphose International has identified the top five tips for sales managers looking to make their mark on their organisation.Research... [more...]

  • Do smoking sales executives take more leave?

    Overweight smokers are the employees likely to take the most time off work, a recent survey suggested.A poll by Aon Consulting discovered that 57 per cent of people believe heavy colleagues with a nicotine habit are the worst offenders for taking time off without the correct authorisation.Sales... [more...]

  • Consider working mothers, employers urged

    Companies recruiting for account manager positions should be more creative when considering potential applicants, according to new advice.Gillian Nissim, founder of, has pointed out that the skills offered by mothers could be of use in a variety of positions - potentially... [more...]

  • Could finance firms mimic the recruitment success of First ScotRail?

    Financial services firms may be able to take a leaf out of one rail company's book in terms of recruiting and retaining employees.The human resources director at First ScotRail, Fiona Irvine, has given Rail News details of a number of initiatives the company has recently introduced in order to... [more...]

  • Should retail sales employees get pensions advice?

    Employees, such as those in the retail sales industry, may appreciate advice on pensions and investments, it has been suggested.John Jory, deputy chief executive with B&CE Benefit Schemes, has asserted that the language surrounding pensions needs to change to increase employee awareness and... [more...]

  • Business development managers 'may appreciate incentives'

    Incentive schemes may encourage business development managers to feel their contribution to a company is valued, a new report suggests.The Times has suggested that schemes which offer employees discounted gym membership or similar benefits may boost motivation for workers, such as business... [more...]

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