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  • Sales jobs 'remain in demand'

    Companies are finding that sales jobs are among the hardest positions to fill, it has been revealed.According to research group Manpower's 2009 Hardest Jobs To Fill Survey, sales representative positions are the fifth most difficult to find staff for.Engineers, nurses, manual trades and teachers... [more...]

  • Students should be career-focused pre-graduation

    Students planning on pursuing sales jobs should think about how to make themselves employable from the first day they enter university, it has been claimed.According to marketing group Expansion Plus, this can be done effectively by carefully selecting summer or part-time employment."Being... [more...]

  • Language skills 'boost job search'

    Jobseekers with language skills are in demand as companies look to extend their business into overseas markets, it has been revealed.According to recruitment consultancy Euro London Appointments, Dutch, German, Japanese and Russian remain popular languages within finance and demand for Arabic,... [more...]

  • Career rethink 'can improve job search'

    Candidates looking for sales jobs should rethink their job hunting strategy to ensure they get back into work quickly, it has been suggested.Leading career transition coach and working lives expert John Lees stated that people should not apply for jobs in a panic and take time to remove any... [more...]

  • Graduates 'split over job search strategies'

    The difficult economic climate is splitting graduate jobseekers into two camps, it has been revealed.According to Glasgow University's Careers Service, a division is developing between students who try to secure a job as early as possible and those who are unsure of what career path to take and... [more...]

  • Financial services sales professionals 'should try training'

    Those working in sales jobs in the financial services sector should invest in training in the difficult economic climate in order to get the maximum benefit when the upturn arrives, it has been claimed.Research carried out by the Chartered Insurance Institute indicates just two per cent of... [more...]

  • Candidates 'should stand out'

    Job candidates should focus on developing a brand and maintaining a competitive edge when they pursue applications, it has been claimed.Recruitment advice website changinggear.net states that honing a public image, working on 'softer skills' and even testing a handshake can all go some way to... [more...]

  • Personal statements 'must stand out to recruiters'

    Personal statements should be placed near the top of CVs to attract the attention of potential employers, it has been advised.Writing for the Times, journalist James Charles stated that such passages should be short, to the point and tailored to job vacancies.He added that space put aside for... [more...]

  • Jobseekers should develop 'career brand'

    Selling a 'career brand' to potential employers is the key to finding employment in the current economic climate, it has been suggested.Robyn Feldberg, president of the National Resume Writers' Association, commented that tailored professional summaries can help candidates turn their employment... [more...]

  • Job seekers should 'keep CV relevant'

    Britons on the look-out for jobs should make sure that they are qualified for the posts they are applying for, a group claims. KPMG also comments that any experience a candidate lists on their CV should be up-to-date and relevant, those hunting for sales jobs may be interested to hear. Lesley... [more...]

  • Rejected applicants 'should remain positive'

    Those who have been turned down for sales jobs should remain positive and use the experience to prepare them for their second application, an organisation asserts.Monster.co.uk uses the example of Ben Clarke from The Apprentice to highlight the important role that reflection should play for... [more...]

  • 76% of jobseekers 'would move or undergo extra training'

    More than 75 per cent of people looking for positions such as sales jobs would be willing to move overseas or undergo additional training to get it, a study finds. Research by NORAS 2009 has found that those currently holding a junior position are more likely to be prepared to retrain, with... [more...]

  • Technology sector 'holds some of the hottest graduate sales vacancies'

    Technology jobs such as mechanical engineering vacancies are among the hottest sectors for graduate candidates, new research suggests. A survey by Talent Q has found that 45 per cent of employers admit that they have changed what they are looking for in people applying for sales jobs since the... [more...]

  • Testing 'can put sales jobs holders off applying for promotion'

    Those in sales jobs can be put off applying for promotions if these are to be decided by standardised tests, new research shows. A study performed by the Rotman School of Management has found that while these are a common means of evaluation they can put off a potential best candidate. Published... [more...]

  • Skills and positivity 'key in job search'

    Constant enhancement of skills is the best way to gain and regain employment in the current job market, it has been claimed.According to Irish Times, Brian Mooney, a former president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, maintains that self-belief and reacting positively with support groups... [more...]

  • Correct feedback can help job search

    Taking the right approach when seeking feedback from an interviewer is essential for job candidates, it has been stressed.Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Bill McGowan, founder of communications firm Clarity Media Group, commented that getting interview reaction from a recruiter can help... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'lacking interview room skills'

    Candidates should work on their intuitive interactive skills when preparing for job interviews, it has been claimed. Coaching group Communication Downloads states that remembering job interview questions and answers is not sufficient preparation. Martin Soorjoo, president of the group, said... [more...]

  • Panel encourages professions to accept all social groups

    Cabinet member Alan Milburn has challenged the top professions to open their doors to candidates regardless of their social background.Mr Milburn, who leads the Access to Professions Panel, stated that access to the to jobs in society is becoming more socially exclusive.The panel released... [more...]

  • Lib Dem CV proposal 'unworkable'

    A proposal put forward by the Liberal Democrats regarding job applications has been criticised by recruiters.The comments came in response to proposals by Lynne Featherstone MP that job candidates should avoid putting their names on written applications so that recruiters are not prejudiced by... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'must project presence'

    By John OakA job interviewee's speaking voice may be the difference between securing a position and missing out, it has been claimed.Renee Grant-Williams, expert voice coach to business professionals and political candidates, commented that clear audible projection signifies a strong... [more...]

  • 'Some phrases better than others' in CVs

    By Paul GoatmanIncluding certain keywords in CVs is likely to help candidates find jobs, it has been claimed.Janet Davies, founder of careers website newlifenetwork.co.uk, states that words including achievement, active, developed, evidence and impact have the greatest effect on would-be... [more...]

  • Sales staff 'looking for overseas business should use telephone interpreting'

    By Paul GoatmanPeople in sales jobs looking to do business overseas can use telephonic interpreting services as a way of making contact with prospective foreign clients, an expert asserts.Ed Lee, author of Staying Safe Abroad: Traveling, Working and Living in a Post-9/11 World, tells Sales and... [more...]

  • Personal data fears 'blocking sales jobs opportunities'

    By Nikki BarristerCandidates are missing out on job opportunities by being reluctant to put their personal information online, an expert suggests.Janet Davies, found of newlifenetwork.co.uk and author of Rebuilding Your Life After Redundancy, claims that those looking for sales jobs just need to... [more...]

  • TUC 'highlights value of unions to the business world'

    By John OakA leading organisation has emphasised the importance of modern unions to the commercial world, those looking for sales jobs may be interested to discover.Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), says that his group's recent joint statement with the... [more...]

  • 'Hands-on approach' can help job candidates

    Jobseekers ought to manage their career proactively in the current economic climate, according to an employment advice website.ResumeSolutions claims that candidates who complete an inventory of career accomplishments and achievements, including how they achieved successful results, are more... [more...]

  • London to receive training cash boost

    Some £23 million is to be spent on improving employment skills and helping people in London back into work, it has been revealed.Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced that the investment will be delivered through the London Development Agency in order to encourage jobseekers to improve... [more...]

  • Typing skills 'sought by employers'

    Jobseekers looking to improve their employment prospects in the current economic climate should consider touch-typing training courses, it has been claimed.According to Keith Wymer, a representative for Pitman Training in London's High Holborn and Notting Hill, candidates who can type fast and... [more...]

  • Battery life 'can sway gadget-buyers' choices'

    Battery life is a key consideration when buying gadgets, those looking to spend commission obtained through sales jobs may be interested to discover.The buying public wants an eReader which can allow them to read War and Peace in a single sitting, the Mirror claims.Phone fans could take a look... [more...]

  • Abandoning the client 'worst mistake a salesperson can make'

    The biggest mistake those in sales jobs can make when faced with the economic downturn is to abandon the client, an expert asserts.Bill Golder, executive vice president of sales at Miller Heiman, warns that many people respond to these conditions by accelerating their sales cycle ahead of the... [more...]

  • UK retail sales 'rise 4.6% in April'

    Employment seekers looking for retail sales jobs may be interested to discover that UK sales rose 4.6 per cent last month on a like-for-like basis.Figures published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) show that, from a total basis, they increased 6.3 per cent from April 2008.The organisation... [more...]

  • Jobs 'remain available despite recession'

    There are still hard to fill sales jobs available despite the high unemployment level, an expert asserts. Steve Huxham, chairman of The Recruitment Society, states that there a number of problems where those already in employment are not confident enough in their ability to find work to look for... [more...]

  • University careers advice 'patchy'

    By Nikki BarristerGraduates have mixed feelings about the usefulness of careers advisory services, it has been revealed.According to the Guardian, students have different experiences when they visit career services.Richard Tatnall, a trainee consultant at public relations firm Polymedia who... [more...]

  • Recruitment seminar 'will address social media mysteries'

    By John OakThe recruitment industry will host a conference this summer to examine the impact of social media on the staffing process, it has been revealed.Entitled Social Media In Recruitment, the event will take place in London on July 16th 2009.The seminar will discuss themes including how... [more...]

  • Social media 'help and hindrance for candidates'

    By Paul GoatmanSocial media websites can have both a positive and negative impact on candidates looking for work, it has been suggested.According to job search engine TipTopJob, sites such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace allow candidates to gather practical information on companies and the people... [more...]

  • Staff in sales jobs 'must keep personal separate from professional'

    By Nikki BarristerTaking a leaf out of The Apprentice's book, candidates entering sales jobs should do their best to keep their personal lives out of the office, an organisation asserts.Monster says the firing of Philip Taylor, whose animosity towards his team leader and blossoming romance with... [more...]

  • Businesses 'should learn a lesson from rock'n'roll'

    By John Oak Marketing campaigns often make the mistake of over-thinking their initiatives, an expert asserts, which may interest those looking at sales vacancies.Rodger Roeser, president of Eisen Management Group, tells Sales and Marketing that people in these positions should take a leaf out of... [more...]

  • Gender balance 'essential for success'

    Sales companies who employ a balance of men and women in managerial and executive roles are likely to find they are more financially productive, it has been claimed.Karen Gill, director of business training and resources provider everywoman, said that although many companies appear to have a... [more...]

  • CV blunders 'prove costly for job candidates'

    Mistakes on CV's are costing candidates the chance of securing jobs that they are otherwise qualified for, it has been revealed.Research carried out by Personal Career Management (PCM) found 94 per cent of job hunters present resumes filled with poor spelling and grammar.A study of 450 CVs found... [more...]

  • Storytelling 'can improve candidate job prospects'

    By Paul GoatmanJobseekers should make careful use of anecdotes to help them stand out from the crowd when they are looking for employment, it has been claimed.Writing for technology news provider CIO.com, industry commentator Meridith Levinson said that storytelling can reveal a candidate's... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'must find candidate quality'

    By Nikki BarristerWhen recruiting, companies tend to focus on a candidate's ability to overcome adversity, their self-motivation and their decisiveness, it has been revealed.Research carried out by the Society for Advancement of Consulting indicates it is an illusion that that finding and... [more...]

  • Job interview trends 'changing'

    By John OakCandidates looking for jobs should ensure they are up-to-date with changing interview techniques in order to give themselves the best chance of securing a position, it has been claimed.Pharmaceutical recruitment specialist i3 Pharma stresses that it is vital for a candidate to obtain... [more...]

  • Lack of confidence 'impacting financial service sector'

    By John OakA lack of confidence is the largest factor which is slowing cash flow in the financial services sector, those in sales jobs may be interested to discover.Lord Peter Mandelson, business secretary, claims that people have been oblivious to the extent to which the economy relies on this... [more...]

  • Offering numerous payment options 'creates trust'

    By Nikki BarristerBusinesses which sell products online are increasingly introducing multiple payment options to improve their legitimacy, those looking at sales jobs in an online firm may be interested to discover.Nick Drew, director of e-commerce operations at ClickandBuy, claims that... [more...]

  • 'Moment right' for additional training

    Training is the best way for a jobseeker to improve their marketability in the current job sector, it has been claimed.According to Debra Yergen, author of the Creating Job Security Resource Guide, people all over the world are aware of the difficult economic situation through having to accept... [more...]

  • Managers 'should improve skills in downturn'

    Managers should seek to improve their people skills in the current economic climate, it has been claimed.According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, managers should be able to spot the early warning signs of stress and provide support to help people struggling to cope, as... [more...]

  • Sales managers 'must adapt to downturn'

    Sales managers should streamline their approach to work in order to guide their teams through the economic downturn, it has been suggested.According to IT training provider 01zero-one, taking advantage of coaching and mentoring opportunities that are presented every day and providing on-the-job... [more...]

  • Company videos 'can help recruitment process'

    Pre-hiring mechanisms such as videos portraying staff, environment and the general feel of a workplace can help smooth the transition of a candidate into a new role, it has been claimed.According to video development company Voices and Visions Productions, companies often need to reduce a large... [more...]

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