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  • Expert: Slow recovery but good signs are starting to show

    Employment figures have shown that there are some good signs coming from the last three months of sales recruitment.Kevin Green, chief executive at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, told delegates at the group's first annual convention that while the number of people experiencing... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment success 'hampered by CV mistakes'

    People hoping for sales recruitment success need to make sure that their CVs are in good order after a recent survey highlighted the mistakes that job-hunters make.Mike Wood, writing for, compiled a list of the most common CV errors after surveying a range of pharmaceutical human... [more...]

  • Employers want students to learn Chinese

    Irish employers believe that business relations with the Asia could be improved if students learn Chinese.The Irish Independent reported that a third of employers think that Mandarin Chinese should be on junior and leaving curriculum. Furthermore, three-quarters think organising Chinese cultural... [more...]

  • Employers 'need to maintain good sales recruitment practices'

    Employers should not abandon the good hiring practices that they have because of pressures from the current economic climate.Megan Alexander, general manager of finance and accounting specialist Robert Half New Zealand, told that more sales recruitment processes are being shortened... [more...]

  • Firms are 'working hard' to avoid redundancies

    Businesses are having to take a number of measures to help them avoid making redundancies, according to an industry expert.Vanessa Robinson, head of human resource practice development at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said that while a lot of organisations are still... [more...]

  • Changing technology 'does not faze sales professionals'

    People in sales jobs are embracing changing technology and see it as one of the least difficult aspects of sales.The State of Sales 2009 survey by sales recruitment specialists Aaron Wallis showed that with the use of social networking and viral marketing becoming more popular, fewer than three... [more...]

  • 'Marketing is the key' to graduate sales recruitment success

    Graduates need to make sure that they market themselves correctly in order to have success in sales recruitment schemes, an expert has advised.Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, said that 20 well-targeted applications are better than 50 scattergun... [more...]

  • People changing sales jobs 'should build on transferable skills'

    Building on transferable skills is one of the keys to success in sales recruitment, according to a business expert.Alaa El Din Rady, managing director of Enmaa Financial Services, said that if someone is looking to make a career change into sales jobs then they should build on their transferable... [more...]

  • Sales jobs to 'benefit from 2012 Olympic Games'

    Thousands of business openings will be created before, during and after London hosts the Olympic Games in 2012, according to an industry expert.Sam Turvey, communications manager at the British Chambers of Commerce, said that there are huge procurement opportunities which really will count for... [more...]

  • Recession 'has to led to better working practices' in sales jobs

    The recession may be a catalyst for a new era of business, according to the latest Confederation of British Industry report.Titled The Shape of Business, the report references four major areas in which UK businesses may develop fresh approaches as a result of the challenges faced by the current... [more...]

  • Commons speaker's wife lost job over CV lie

    The wife of Commons speaker John Bercow was sacked from a leading city firm after it claimed that she lied on her CV.Sally Bercow was sacked by Consolidated Communications in the 1990s after it contacted Oxford University authorities and discovered that it had not granted her a degree.Mrs Bercow... [more...]

  • Keeping workforce happy 'drives performance'

    Sales job managers can help drive performance by keeping their workforce happy and social, according to an industry expert.Best Companies, an employee engagement survey firm, said that people in sales jobs will reap the benefits from retaining the annual work Christmas party, especially during... [more...]

  • Redundancies leading to small sales job growth

    Fresh waves of redundancies are leading to many taking up the opportunity to set up their own sales jobs, according to an industry body.Patrick Elliott, chief executive of Business Link in London, said that the entrepreneurial world is filled with success stories born out of redundancy."In... [more...]

  • Pay freezes 'helping people keep their sales jobs'

    An increasing number of workers are taking action to help their employers through the recession, according to new research.The insolvency trade body R3 found that half of the UK workforce is accepting pay freezes, working longer hours or making other changes to their work patterns in order to... [more...]

  • Expert: More value should be placed on apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships should be valued as highly as university degrees by employers, according to an industry expert.Steve Huxham, chairman of The Recruitment Society, said that there is an ongoing feeling that vocational courses are more geared to what the individual wants rather than what is... [more...]

  • Graphical trends appearing in CV presentation

    Job hunters have been told that they need to keep up with graphical CV trends to give themselves the best chance of success in sales recruitment.Iain Chalmers, director of psychometric testing specialists the Holst Group, said that the HR industry is about to enter into a new era with the... [more...]

  • Government's youth unemployment measures welcomed

    New measures to help get young people into sales jobs have been welcomed by an industry body.Gerwyn Davies, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) policy adviser, said that with the labour market balanced on a knife-edge, the announcement in the Queen's Speech by prime minister... [more...]

  • Access to sales job finance 'proving difficult' for graduates

    Access to finance remains a serious problem for fledgling businesses, according to a new survey released by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).Ian Stobie, spokesperson for over-50s business service PRIME Initiative, said that people are finding it hard to get funding from banks because they... [more...]

  • Expert: Video content can help attract visitors to a website

    Businesses can drive more traffic to their sites by using optimised video content, according to a media consultant.Rachel Hawkes, account director at UK media communications firm Elemental, said that video content can help sales jobs boost their search engine optimisation (SEO) performance.She... [more...]

  • 'Action words are key' to sales recruitment CV success

    Job-hunters should make sure that they are using the correct language and not lying on their CVs, according to an industry commentator.Peter Panayotou, senior consultant at CV experts The Write Stuff, said that the idea is that people need to sell themselves but stop short of saying anything... [more...]

  • Small businesses managers 'are working longer during recession'

    Small business owners are working longer hours in the face of the current economic downturn, according to new research.Data released by Abbey and Alliance & Leicester Business Banking revealed that one in three small business owners are now working longer hours than they were a year ago.The... [more...]

  • Online scheme to help women get back into sales jobs

    An online scheme will be launched tomorrow aimed at helping women get back into sales will give support and information to females who want to become either employed or self-employed.Christine Doyle, chair of Women in Business Northern Ireland, told the Belfast... [more...]

  • Apprenticeships 'should give people transferable skills'

    Apprenticeships should teach youngsters the necessary skills to make them successful in sales recruitment, according to an industry body.Steve Sutcliffe, communications manager at the apprenticeship firm League Football Education (LFE), said that suitable placements should give people skills... [more...]

  • Expert: Part-time sales jobs should not be overlooked

    People should not underestimate the importance of part-time sales jobs, according to an industry expert.Felix Wetzel, group marketing director at Jobsite, said that the increasing number of people currently working in part-time positions is not necessarily a bad thing."Working part time... [more...]

  • Effective praise by managers 'can engage employees in sales jobs'

    Giving praise to employees is not only critical to employee performance, it is also an art form which should be learnt by managers, according to an expert.Derek Irvine, writing for, said that attributing praise in three areas he calls 'specific', 'actionable' and 'authentic praise'... [more...]

  • Scotland launches worker health drive

    A new initiative will help those seeking sales jobs and other positions in Scotland experience less ill health.Scottish health secretary Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the £1.5 million Fit for Work Service, which will provide those of working age with a rapid diagnosis and referral for common... [more...]

  • Employer use of lie detector tests 'is growing'

    More and more employers want to use lie detector tests to see if potential employees have been fibbing during a sales recruitment process.BBC News reported that Andrew Armstrong and Patrick Mulligan, both from Dudley, have set up their own business and claim that they are being contacted by more... [more...]

  • Dragons' Den star James Caan highlights the need for persistence

    A star of a BBC programme has said that persistence and enthusiasm are the keys to finding success in sales recruitment.James Caan, one of the entrepreneurs that appears on Dragon's Den, was replying to a letter from a graduate who is trying to break into the media industry.Caan said that... [more...]

  • Pension-age workers in sales jobs 'will double by 2019'

    UK businesses are preparing for a surge in staff looking to delay their retirement over the next ten years.Research by Prudential showed that around 1.8 million people expected to be working beyond traditional retirement ages by 2019.Nearly a quarter of companies expect employees to work past... [more...]

  • Detail, detail, detail 'is the key to sales recruitment success'

    Job hunters have been told that they need to look after the small details in order to have sales recruitment success.Richard Averitte, sales recruitment expert for Smithfield's Chicken N Bar B-Q, said that he pays close attention to the small details when looking to appoint a new member of... [more...]

  • October sales best for seven years

    Businesses have been boosted by the news that the UK has seen the best October sales for seven years, according to new research.Figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG Retail Sales Monitor for October 2009 showed a like-for-like rise of 3.8 per cent on the same time last... [more...]

  • Increase in graduates enquiring about setting up own sales jobs

    There has been a "tangible" increase in the number of graduates enquiring about becoming self-employed or setting up their own sales business, according to an industry body.Ian Robertson, chief executive of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship, said that the group is... [more...]

  • Expert: SMEs reacting faster to business opportunities

    Almost half of small businesses have maintained or increased their profitability in the last year, despite the recession.Thomas Parry, research manager at the Forum of Private Business (FPB), said that the new findings echo what has been thought over the past year; with some currently... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment agencies urged to invest in youngsters

    Sales recruitment firms have been told by an industry expert that they should invest in young people.A spokeswoman for the Prince's Trust said that the UK needs to learn a lesson from previous recessions, with youth unemployment currently costing the economy around £100 million each... [more...]

  • Sales jobs candidates 'should not resort to inappropriate tactics'

    People looking for sales jobs should not adopt inappropriate techniques to get them an interview, one expert has advised.Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, said that he sees no reason why people would be successful if they adopt unusual practices like turning up at a company without... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment agencies 'need to go the extra mile during recession'

    Sales recruitment agencies that offer added services are faring better than those that do not during the current economic downturn, according to an expert.Lisette Howlett, managing director of recruiters, said that many employers were tempted to handle their own recruitment, but... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment prospects to improve in final quarter

    Sales recruitment prospects will see their slowest period of deterioration since the recession began during the final quarter of 2009, according to a new poll.Research in the autumn version of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development/KPMG Labour Market Outlook, which surveyed more... [more...]

  • Sales jobs applicants' CVs 'must not be too long'

    The crucial thing those applying for sales jobs should do is to ensure their CV is not too long, an expert suggests.Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, claims that many people over-complicate this document and this is not often what employers are looking for."The CV is used to... [more...]

  • Sales jobs applicants 'should prepare CV for upturn'

    People looking for sales jobs should start preparing themselves now for the upturn in the jobs market, with many employers predicting it will happen in early 2010.Experts speaking to the Mirror said that, in preparation for this time, candidates should aim to get some experience, even if it is... [more...]

  • Improving employee skills is 'crucial during tough times'

    Businesses should invest in improving their employee's skillsets to make them more competitive during the current economic downturn, according to a new report.The research by Ofsted also found that people in sales jobs were not receiving the skills for life training they needed in languages,... [more...]

  • Expert: A good smile can help ensure sales recruitment success

    People who look after their teeth and have a nice smile could see more success in sales recruitment, according to an expert.Victoria Thompson, consultant for PER Recruitment, said that if a person's teeth are clean and their breath is fresh, then they should smile more.She added: "With so... [more...]

  • Sales jobs to be made in Hartlepool after govt grant

    Unemployed people in Hartlepool and sales recruitment experts are being urged to make use of a new project which could create sales jobs in the town.Over the next 18 months 720 jobs will be introduced after the government's Future Jobs Fund promised a £3.25 million boost for the scheme.Led... [more...]

  • UK job market 'on road to recovery'

    There has been a sharp rise in the number of permanent and temporary job placements, according to an industry report.Research in the KPMG and Recruitment and Employment Confederation Report On Jobs showed that last month saw the fastest growth in the permanent sales job market in two years, with... [more...]

  • Increased consumer confidence provides boost for sales jobs

    Consumer confidence has risen to its highest level for 18 months, according to a new report from the British Retail Consortium.The index shows a ten point gain on April, with more people feeling that now is a good time to buy items.It also reflects that more people are feeling positive about... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment hopes rise among SMEs 'a positive sign'

    The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) taking on extra staff before Christmas has been described as a "positive development".Despite the current economic climate, almost 20 per cent of SMEs expect to increase their sales recruitment efforts over the next two months;... [more...]

  • Good relationships with HR 'can boost sales recruitment'

    Human resources (HR) professionals and sales recruitment experts can both get the best out of each other by having a good working relationship, according to an expert.Guy Sheppard, writing for Personnel Today, said that without a good bond between these two areas of a business, mismatches in... [more...]

  • CVs 'should be a shop window' for a person's talents

    Putting together a CV has become much more than listing where a person has come from, according to an expert.Rhymer Rigby, writing for the Financial Times, said that in order for people to successfully get a place in a sales job, they need to tune their CV to show where they are going and what... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment demand sees signs of recovery

    Online hiring among retailers for sales jobs has shown signs of recovery recently, according to new research.Statistics revealed in the Monster Employment Index showed that offerings in the sales sector grew, while online job demand in the public technology sector dropped.The encouraging figures... [more...]

  • Expert: Graduates offer huge returns on investment

    Graduate sales recruitment can see a return on investment of over 500 per cent, according to new research.Findings from a study carried out by Dr Anthony Hesketh at Lancaster University found that graduates pay for themselves 20 months after their start date and that sales recruitment schemes... [more...]

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