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  • Many jobseekers 'lack CV-writing skills'

    Few people are able to carry out the art of writing CVs competently, it has been claimed.Career counsellor Mindy Thomas stated that resume writing and seeking employment advice is vitally important for those seeking new employment, such as graduate sales jobs, in the downturn.She added that a... [more...]

  • Job search 'will take off with extra confidence'

    Developing confidence for job hunting through effective preparation is vital in the current employment market, it has been claimed.Lieutenant Colonel Rob 'Waldo' Waldman compared job hunting to flying into battle and added that increased confidence is likely to lead to better performance in the... [more...]

  • Graduates 'lacking workplace soft skills'

    Some graduates believe they are entitled to a job despite lacking many of the skills required to operate in the workplace, it has been claimed.Dr John McGurk, advisor for learning and talent development at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, says that a great deal of learning... [more...]

  • Employee surveys 'key to staff motivation'

    By John OakThose in sales manager jobs hoping to motivate their staff should study employee surveys in order to learn how to boost morale.According to performance culture specialist Nigel Watson a 'Chinese whisper effect' - when people try to predict a company's next moves - can lead to a... [more...]

  • CV mistakes 'becoming more common'

    By Paul GoatmanMistakes in CVs are increasingly costing candidates employment positions, it has been stressed.According to job application advice group Impressive Resumes, failing to find a role, such as a sales jobs position, can have a dramatic and negative effect on an... [more...]

  • Environmental measures 'can improve sales'

    By Paul GoatmanThose working in sales jobs could attract more customers if they make the environmental consequences of client purchasing decisions clear, it has been claimed.According to IT services provider Adaptation, customers may behave differently if they appreciate the implications of... [more...]

  • One-third of Brits look for new jobs on company PCs

    By Nikki BarristerOver one-third of employees in the UK have admitted to looking for a new job using their work email.Research carried out by IT security group Proofpoint indicates UK staff use their workplace connection for a range of social functions, including giving bad news (41.5 per cent),... [more...]

  • 'New techniques needed' in job search

    By John OakRecruiters care less about a candidate's objectives than what they can bring to the firm, it has been stressed.According to Donna Sweidan, founder of recruitment specialist Careerfolk and an expert in Linkedin branding strategies, seemingly small job search mistakes such as writing... [more...]

  • Sales jobs skills 'help in interviews'

    By John OakSuccess in job interviews is based on similar skills to those demanded by sales jobs, it has been stressed.According to Liz Ryan, a former Fortune 500 human resources executive, doing well in interviews comes from a candidate listening and responding carefully to questions rather than... [more...]

  • Sales directors 'can offer much as accountants'

    By Paul GoatmanThose formerly in sales director jobs who have been made redundant should make use of their skills by taking on a consultancy role, it has been stressed.David Abingdon, chief executive of Alchemy, a business management training consultancy, commented that people in this position... [more...]

  • 'Keep websites in good order' for best sales

    By Paul GoatmanThose in IT sales jobs should make it as easy as possible for their customers to buy a product or service when shopping online, it has been stressed.According to software provider Allies Computing, removing registration from the checkout process, presenting a simple layout and... [more...]

  • More candidates asking for CV legal advice

    By Nikki BarristerMore job candidates are now seeking professional advice about the legalities regarding inaccurate information on their CVs.According to recruitment advice group, those seeking sales jobs can feel pressure from less ethical recruiters or CV writing agencies to... [more...]

  • Interview etiquette 'gives candidates upper hand'

    Following the correct interview etiquette can help candidates secure their dream sales jobs, it has been claimed.Writing for, reporter Susan Ayers stated that body language can tell a would-be employer that a hopeful is either a professional or an inexperienced worker.She added:... [more...]

  • Lying on CVs 'a waste of time'

    Job candidates have been reminded that exaggerating facts or lying on their CVs is a waste of their own time.Chris Cater, deputy founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, stated that companies will check up on graduate resumes by examining qualifications, making it more difficult for... [more...]

  • Top graduates 'lacking interview skills'

    By John OakThe best graduates are failing to make a good impression in job interviews, it has been claimed.According to recruitment training specialist Evolutions UK, those have been focusing 100 per cent on their studies may have little experience of an interview situation. David Baker,... [more...]

  • Positivity 'key in job interviews'

    By Paul GoatmanJobseekers should be positive about their abilities and their chances of finding the right job in the current economic climate, it has been claimed.According to the Times Colonist, typical job interview questions regarding strengths and weaknesses should be prepared for carefully.... [more...]

  • Sales jobs look healthier online

    By Nikki BarristerSales jobs in the retail sector could be heading online as the industry continues to grow despite the recession.New figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have shown that online sales continued to grow by eight per cent during May, despite many retailers seeing... [more...]

  • Diversifying skills 'could help applicants secure sales jobs'

    Developing a strong and diverse selection of skills could enable those looking for sales jobs to stand out from the crowd, an expert asserts. Jason Greaves, head of commercial staffing at Manpower UK, tells that skills have always been the greatest assets of businesses. He states:... [more...]

  • 75% of SMEs want more vocational qualifications

    Three in four small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe there is a mismatch between the skills available in the recruitment market and those they need, a new study reveals. Research by Edge has found 71 per cent of these firms admit there are not enough applicants with practical skills... [more...]

  • Healthier jobseekers 'give themselves better chance'

    By Nikki BarristerLeaner, fitter job candidates may be in with a better chance of being offered a position in the current economic climate, it has been claimed.Certified nutritional consultant and nutrition expert Robin De-Ivy Allen carried out a study indicating 68 per cent of people believe... [more...]

  • Young Brits 'more happy to lie on CVs'

    By Paul GoatmanYoung British jobseekers are more likely to lie on their CVs as a result of the recession, it has been claimed.Research carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions found 27 per cent of people in the UK admit they have lied or exaggerated on their... [more...]

  • More financial services jobs 'becoming available'

    By Nikki BarristerSome companies in the financial services industry believe now is the time to start recruiting new staff, it has been revealed.Research carried out by pre-employment screening firm Powerchex indicated employment offers increased by 23 per cent within the insurance sector and by... [more...]

  • Graduate jobseekers 'helped by extra-curricular work'

    By John OakExtra-curricular activities can help graduates - such as those considering sales jobs - to become more employable, it has been claimed.According to Nottingham University, activities which enable students to reflect on the activities they have done, evaluate the outcome and consider... [more...]

  • First line sales manager 'key to company performance'

    The first line sales manager (FLSM) plays a vital role in helping companies improve productivity in the current economic climate, it has been claimed.According to research carried out by business analyst IDC, the FLSM can improve the performance of 60 to 80 per cent of a sales organisation by... [more...]

  • IT jobseekers 'broaden horizons'

    By Nikki BarristerThose seeking jobs in the IT sector are considering both contract and permanent positions in the current economic climate, it has been revealed.Research carried out by the IT Job Board suggests 64 per cent of jobseekers find themselves in this position, while 40 per cent said... [more...]

  • Candidates 'should look for professional jobseeking advice'

    By John OakJobseekers should make the most of the professional services offered by recruitment advice companies, it has been claimed.According to Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, there are a number of firms able to show candidates how to update their CVs so that they have the... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'must paint a full picture of competence'

    By Paul GoatmanCandidates looking for pharmaceutical sales jobs should paint a perfect picture of their skill level when looking for employment in the current economic climate, it has been claimed.According to Avril Horn, senior consultant at CSL Recruitment, once jobseekers see a position they... [more...]

  • Executive candidates 'need job seeking system'

    By John OakExecutive jobseekers need to put an effective system in place in order to tap into the unadvertised job market, it has been claimed.According to career coach Mary Elizabeth Bradford, job candidates, such as those looking for sales jobs, should try direct mail campaigns and phone calls... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'must consider retraining'

    By Nikki BarristerJob candidates should consider retraining and looking outside the sectors they have worked in before in order to find employment, it has been suggested.Marketing consultant Sue Huff, who presents a television programme entitled Stand Out and Get the Job, recommended that many... [more...]

  • Jobs in IT 'remain available'

    By Nikki BarristerProfessionals working in IT are continuing to find employment despite the difficult economic climate, it has been revealed.A survey of almost 350 candidates carried out by recruiter First Point discovered that 50 per cent found a new job within three months, while only 16 per... [more...]

  • Avoid underselling on CVs, jobseekers told

    By Paul GoatmanJob candidates should avoid underselling themselves on their CVs, according to Dragons' Den star James Caan.Writing for the Telegraph, the entrepreneur stated that employment seekers, such as those pursuing sales jobs, are overlooking resumes, despite them being the most important... [more...]

  • Customers and technology 'transforming marketing'

    The marketing sector is entering a new generation thanks to new engagement technology that will allow those in sales jobs to have one-on-one conversations with customers.According to marketing group Alterian, consumers have switched from being passive observers of brands into active participants... [more...]

  • More graduate jobseekers 'turn to social networking'

    Social networking sites are increasingly being used by graduates looking for jobs, it has been revealed.According to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the sites can be used by both recruiters and candidates to find out about would-be staff and employers.Brandi Milton, coordinator... [more...]

  • Job candidates 'use tricks to stand out'

    Jobseekers are using unconventional methods to stand out from the crowd in the current economic climate, it has been revealed.Research carried out by CareerBuilder indicates 18 per cent of recruiters are seeing more jobseekers try unusual tactics to capture their attention in 2009 compared to... [more...]

  • Curious candidates 'can get top jobs'

    By John OakJob candidates should use their interview to try and find out what kind of company they are likely to be working for, it has been claimed.Writing for the Huffington Post, author Marc Hershon stated that in the current recruitment market company, many jobseekers are disinclined to find... [more...]

  • Recruitment sector 'must provide constant support'

    By Paul GoatmanRecruitment firms need to be by the side of candidates looking for sales jobs throughout their employment search, it has been claimed.According to Vicki Brackett, founder of job website Make it Happen for Women, there are number of myths surrounding a successful job hunt.She... [more...]

  • Smaller firms 'likely to offer positions to graduates'

    By Nikki BarristerGraduates looking for sales jobs may have a better chance of finding work with smaller firms than large companies, it has been claimed.Chris Morrall, managing director at graduate coaching group Talent Transitions, stated that degrees remain valuable in the current economic... [more...]

  • Language skills 'can improve job search'

    By Paul GoatmanCandidates looking for sales jobs but who lack language skills could be putting themselves at a disadvantage in the international jobs market, it has been claimed.Kathryn Board, chief executive of CILT, the National Centre for Languages, said that multilingual skills are also... [more...]

  • High-quality CVs 'more important than ever for job candidates'

    By Nikki BarristerThe current economic climate means it is more important than ever for graduates to submit high-quality CVs and cover letters during their job search, it has been suggested.According to Zelda Freud, a human resource manager at RF|Binder Partners, finding a job and settling into... [more...]

  • Candidates 'may fall prey to phishing scam'

    By John OakThose looking for sales jobs in the current economic climate should be aware that a new phishing scam is targeting jobseekers, it has been revealed.According to IT job listing site FlexJobs, the attack involves asking jobseekers to fill out a credit report in order to gain access to... [more...]

  • Agency staff sector 'improving'

    By Paul GoatmanThe temporary jobs market is beginning to improve, it has been revealed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the government should not put in place any policies that destabilise the temporary worker market.Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the... [more...]

  • Sales job trends: UK games market performing well

    By Nikki BarristerThe UK electronic entertainment market is performing strongly and is prepared to overtake the US', an expert asserts.Fred Hasson, executive director at virtual world creation firm RedBedlam, claims that sales figures are likely to do so in the near future, highlighting... [more...]

  • More jobseekers 'inclined to lie in downturn'

    By Paul GoatmanThe difficult economic climate is causing more jobseekers seeing sales jobs to lie on their CVs, it has been revealed.Research carried out by leisure industry training group SkillsActive found 32 per cent of people believe the current high unemployment rates mean they would be... [more...]

  • Job market 'over the worst'

    By Paul GoatmanFirms are considering increasing recruitment, indicating that the jobs market is entering a period of recovery, it has been claimed.Research published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG found that the job market deteriorated at a slower pace in May... [more...]

  • Self-assurance 'essential in job search'

    By Nikki BarristerJob candidates should master the arts of networking and self-marketing in order to get back to work in the difficult economic climate, it has been claimed.According to Biz, many people believe that a candidate's brand starts and ends with a well-designed logo and... [more...]

  • Missed cover letters 'cost jobs'

    By John OakMany executive-level jobseekers are eliminated from candidate pools simply because they did not submit a cover letter, it has been revealed.According to research carried out by, 39 per cent of recruiters have turned away a jobseeker for this reason, while 88 per cent... [more...]

  • Goal setting re-examined

    Target-setting should be selective rather than rigid to help those in sales jobs achieve their aims most effectively, it has been suggested.According to Management Today, goal-setting makes achievement measurable but this practice is being re-examined in the current difficult economic... [more...]

  • Links 'make CVs stand out'

    Jobseekers should make sure they include online links to examples of their work in their CVs, so that would-be employers have easy access to more information about them, it has been claimed.Those looking for sales jobs in the current economic climate should take time to proofread resumes, make... [more...]

  • Firms 'should broaden employment search'

    Firms should make the most of the talented candidates that are looking for work in the current economic climate, it has been suggested.According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, job candidates should ensure that they have the skills and qualifications which are most... [more...]

  • 'Five steps to success' for job candidates

    Candidates looking for sales jobs should follow five essential steps to make the most of employment vacancies in the current economic climate, it has been claimed.Author Richard Pearson, a former vice president with four travel companies, believes jobseekers must be proactive, understand their... [more...]

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