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  • Female sales executives progress quickly

    Women vying for senior positions such as sales executives are progressing quicker than their male counterparts, according to new research.Employment specialists Experteer conducted a study of executives in its UK database and found that although there are ten times fewer female managing... [more...]

  • What do to with the commission from your sales jobs: Power Plant Growing Machine 'turns flats into gardens'

    Those with commission from their sales jobs to spend could be interested in the Power Plant Growing Machine, which allows those living in city flats to grow flowers, fruits and herbs.Sold by Firebox.com, it will allow those who like green fingers to grow plants without getting their hands dirty,... [more...]

  • Way of dealing with withdrawn sales job 'essential'

    People who have been told they have been accepted for a sales vacancy but have had their sales job revoked before they were due to start should handle the situation professionally, an expert asserts.Careerbuilder.com claims that the key step is for an applicant to find out why the offer was... [more...]

  • CV's must have strong impact to be successful

    People applying for sales jobs should ensure that their CV is written to have a strong impact on human resources teams, an expert asserts.Dave Chaplin, chief executive of Contractor Calculator, claims that the majority of resumes are given ten seconds of attention before being thrown in the... [more...]

  • Sales jobs 'are strong in retail sector'

    Sales jobs in the retail sector are proving recession proof and could lead the way for a renaissance in the rest of the UK economy, according to one company.The Sales Recruitment Agency said that the latest figures from retail giants such as Next, HMV and Marks and Spencer's all showed... [more...]

  • Survey: Honesty reigns in sales jobs

    Around 90 per cent of UK workers said they would not take credit for the work of their colleagues with three-quarters saying that they like to succeed based on their own merit, according to new figures.People applying for sales jobs maybe interested in the poll by Monster which asked more than... [more...]

  • Resurgence in DIY market boosts sales jobs

    Sales jobs have been bolstered by the news that more people are buying home improvement products as they look to invest in their property rather than move home.Kingfisher, which owns B&Q, said the sales at its DIY superstore had risen by 1.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2009, compared... [more...]

  • Being factual is 'vital in applications after illness'

    People wanting to get sales jobs after a long layoff need to remain emotionless and factual when they are explaining their medical history to prospective employers, according to one newspaper.The Guardian gave the advice to a female reader who wanted tips on how to present her six month absence... [more...]

  • Sales jobs bolstered in food retail sector

    Parts of the consumer goods industry are defying the recession and performing well, which could be good news for sales recruitment.Richard Dodd, head of media at the British Retail Consortium (BRC), said that the food industry is responding so strongly because people still need to eat,... [more...]

  • Homework is important for sales jobs

    People looking for sales jobs need to ensure they take advantage of work experience opportunities if they want to improve their CV and increase their chances of getting hired, according to one newspaper.The Mirror said that younger candidates should use internships as a way to impress potential... [more...]

  • Marketing yourself 'is vital' in interviews

    Being able to sell yourself as an attractive product and having a good knowledge of the company you are applying for at sales jobs interviews is vital advice from one expert.Jeff Garber, who is co-founder of 360Jobinterview.com, told the Baltimore Sun that looking at yourself as a brand is... [more...]

  • Sales executives 'giving up holidays'

    Almost half of top executives will not be going on summer holidays this year as they try to focus on work, according to one survey.Executive advice website TheLadders.co.uk released the figures which showed that 43 per cent of those in top sales jobs would not be going abroad this summer.Derek... [more...]

  • Poor CVs 'can irritate' potential sales jobs employers

    Not setting out your CV in a clear and logical fashion is one of the most annoying things people applying for sales jobs can do, according to an employer.Publisher Peter Honey told People Management about the difficulty he had when trying to sift through CVs which were difficult to read and hard... [more...]

  • More background checks are being conducted in sales recruitment

    Recruitment practices are tightening across all sectors, including sales recruitment, as more companies carry out checks on prospective candidates, according to one credit company.Experian revealed the figures which showed that in the first quarter of 2009 there had been a three per cent... [more...]

  • Professionalism is key at interview stage

    Turning off a mobile phone and making the most of previous experience will stand sales jobs applicants in good stead during interviews, according to one expert.Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone, authors of business advice books, wrote in the Huffington Post about the essentials to succeeding in... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment: Graduates should hone their applications

    Graduates applying for positions, such as sales jobs, should not waste their time trying to get roles which they have no chance of securing, according to one expert.Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, made the comments and said that people... [more...]

  • Sales skills 'are important for contractors'

    People trying to get into sales jobs need to improve their pitching skills if they are to get a new position, according to one expert.Dave Chaplin, editor in chief and chief executive of contractor website ContractorCalculator.co.uk, said that being on the ball and being able to sell skills is... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment: Green credentials can improve your CV

    People wanting to get into sales jobs can improve their chances by adding some environmental credentials to their CV, according to one newspaper.The Independent made the recommendation and said that people who want to give themselves an edge when trying to get into a new job should think about... [more...]

  • Sales jobs: People who volunteer have the edge

    Employers for sales jobs are impressed by people who take the time to volunteer, with more than 80 per cent of companies saying they think giving time away for free is a great way to find work, according to new research.Around 84 per cent of employers said that candidates for sales jobs can... [more...]

  • Interview techniques have changed in sales recruitment

    The techniques used to succeed in interviews have evolved since the economic downturn and people applying for sales jobs may have to adjust their approach, according to one expert.Business mogul James Caan, who appears on the BBC show The Dragon's Den, made the comments when writing in the... [more...]

  • Graduates 'struggle but still have the edge'

    People applying for sales jobs who have completed higher education recently can still earn a similar amount to those who graduated last year, despite the economic downturn, according to a recent study.Educational information company College Bound found that salaries for graduates are still at... [more...]

  • Expert: A mistake on a CV is one too many

    People applying for sales jobs should make sure they cut out typographical errors, according to one recruitment firm, which said that three-quarters of employers would not consider applicants with more than two mistakes on their CV.Accounting and finance firm Accountemps revealed that 76 per... [more...]

  • Interviewers 'need to be careful' with questions

    More than a third of interviewees have been asked illegal questions in the last year, including people applying for sales jobs, according to a new survey.The online interview skills training service RecruitSure.com released the research which also showed that 80 per cent of interviewers they... [more...]

  • Making a good impression at an interview 'is simple'

    Being well prepared, truthful and genuine is essential if you want to succeed in interviews for sales jobs, according to two experts.People applying for sales jobs will want to avoid things like smiling excessively, being ignorant about the company they are applying to and being overly negative,... [more...]

  • Appraisals 'help shape perception of managers'

    Employees in sales jobs who receive an appraisal are more likely to form positive opinions about their employers and immediate managers, according to a new report.The research, conducted by human resources service provider Kenexa Research Institute (KRI), showed that job satisfaction increased... [more...]

  • Masculine women 'earn more in their lifetime'

    Women in sales jobs who embrace a more masculine approach in the workplace are likely to earn £40,000 more than their less aggressive female counterparts, according to new research released this week.A study entitled Does It Pay To Be Nice? by the researcher Guido Heineck found that... [more...]

  • Phone interviews need rigorous preparation

    Initial phone interviews should not be underestimated and need to be prepared for in order for applicants to move on in an application process, according to one expert.Tips for getting through phone interviews for positions such as sales jobs were provided by Joyce Lain Kennedy, who wrote for... [more...]

  • Compiling a CV 'needs to be an ongoing process'

    Constantly updating your CV is the best way to make sure it remains accurate and displays your best features, according to one expert.Sathnam Sanghera wrote in his Times column about the difficulty he had when trying to compile a CV after several years and said that it would be a lot easier to... [more...]

  • 'Dodge interview pitfalls' to make good impression

    Coming across as overly needy or unfocused in a job interview are among the behaviours that should be avoided by those seeking sales jobs, it has been stressed.Writing for Canada.com, freelance journalist Donne Nebenzahl said falling into an answer-only rut, rambling or being overly familiar... [more...]

  • Job interviewees 'prone to gaffes'

    By Nikki BarristerJob candidates guilty of gaffes in interviews are often left wondering why they were not offered a position, it has been stressed.According to recruitment industry expert Jo Prabhu, poor judgement or bad luck are often the causes of hopefuls being sent home with nothing to show... [more...]

  • CVs 'should be upgraded frequently'

    By Paul GoatmanThe CVs of those seeking sales jobs should reflect the achievements of employees throughout their entire careers, it has been stressed.According to the Aberdeen Press and Journal, resumes are not fixed documents and while degree qualifications and outside interests are important... [more...]

  • Sales jobs: The right haircut can give you the edge

    Women wanting to make the right impression at a job interview need the right haircut, according to one expert.Celebrity hairstylist Wendy Iles made the comments, which could interest people looking for sales jobs, and said women should never forget their image when trying to get hired.She said:... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment: Employers look for a range of skills

    Potential employees need to impress by showing that they have more to offer than just a university education, according to one expert, who says additional skills and interests are vital in order to stand out.Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment and Employment... [more...]

  • Research and preparation 'make interviews more relaxing'

    Research, preparation and relaxation are the key to succeeding in job interviews, it has been claimed.Writing for the Globe and Mail, reporter Bruce Sandy advised candidates, such as those seeking sales jobs, that studying the roles and responsibilities of all those expected to be leading the... [more...]

  • Second languages can boost job prospects

    People looking for employment could benefit from being able to speak a second language, according to one expert.Teresa Tinsley, director of communications at CILT, the National Centre for Languages, said that jobseekers looking for employment, such as sales jobs, could greatly improve their... [more...]

  • Sales manager jobs 'remain most in-demand'

    Those in sales manager jobs are currently among the most in-demand professionals, it has been revealed.Employers are still looking to take on new staff despite the economic downturn, according to Jobsite.co.uk's Recessional Recruiting report.The study indicated that some 35 per cent of UK... [more...]

  • Personality profiling 'can give jobseekers the edge'

    Jobseekers, such as those in search of sales jobs, who are able to determine their personality type will be better placed to succeed in the employment market, it has been claimed.According to counselling company FiredUP Careers, everyone deserves a career that supports their lifestyle, interests... [more...]

  • Tailored applications 'best bet for graduates'

    Graduates looking for sales jobs should make tailored applications rather than simply send out a generic CV, it has been stressed.According to membership body The Recruitment Society, a degree remains a good investment for jobseekers despite the difficult economic climate.Steve Huxham, chairman... [more...]

  • HR staff 'should keep job application process simple'

    Human resources (HR) staff should follow simple steps to make sure the CVs they receive are processed as efficiently as possible, it has been stressed.These employees should ensure specifications, such as those written for sales jobs, are as clear as possible in order to streamline the... [more...]

  • Sales jobs 'will still be affected after the upturn'

    People looking for sales jobs may not find any immediate improvement in the availability of positions even when the recovery begins, it has been suggested.Although many people will be looking for sales jobs over the months ahead as the recession bottoms out, they have been warned to be patient... [more...]

  • Financial services recruitment 'needs innovators'

    It is vital that candidates innovate to find financial services jobs in the current economic climate, it has been claimed.Alistair Cox, head of recruitment organisation Hays, has told the Financial Times that the jobs market is "brutal", but said people looking for sales jobs and other... [more...]

  • Sales employment set for boost as recession eases

    Sales employment could become more accessible in the near future after it has been suggested that the worst of the recession is now coming to an end.The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said its survey has shown "welcome progress" in the development of businesses in recent... [more...]

  • More jobseekers 'head online'

    Many candidates, such as those looking for sales jobs, are heading online for the first time as they look for employment, it has been revealed.Online employment resource Career Site Advisor states that many of the 2.2 million people out of work in Britain are relying solely on the internet to... [more...]

  • Graduates 'should consider internships'

    Graduates looking for sales jobs should consider taking part in internships in order to improve their employability, it has been claimed.Chris Morrall, managing director of jobseeker training group Talent Transitions, states that internships can help increase a candidate's networks and boost... [more...]

  • Expert: Keep on training to get sales jobs

    People looking for sales jobs should continue training in the recession in order to boost their chances of finding a job.The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development said people need to continue to learn and change to equip them better for employment.Dr John McGurk, advisor for learning... [more...]

  • Graduates looking for sales jobs 'need to be flexible'

    Written by Nikki Barrister.Graduates looking for sales jobs will need to be more flexible and prepared in order to find a job, one organisation has recommended.The Recruitment Society said that as competition increases, with large numbers of people being made unemployed, graduates will need to... [more...]

  • Sales job workers would rather cut salary than colleagues

    Written by Paul GoatmanA number of people in sales jobs would rather take a pay cut than see their colleagues go out of work, a new survey shows.The research from outplacement specialists Rialto has found more than half of staff would rather take the reduction, with experts saying this method is... [more...]

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