Step 7: Research Potential Employers
Research Potential Employers
When you know the area of sales you are headed for then it is then time to learn about the players in the game. Searching on the Internet is a good place to start to make a list of the companies in your industry or location If you are less specific about sales in a certain industry, you might also look at who’s hiring in your area by doing a job search on SalesHQ or by attending a job fair in your area. Job fairs allow you to see who’s hiring and to talk directly to recruiters.
Research The Companies You Are Considering
Finding out as much as you can about prospective employers will not only help you identify the companies that suit you, but will help you land jobs by impressing your interviewers with what you know about them.
The areas you want to research include pay, the culture or company climate, stability, and room for advancement. SalesHQ has a growing list of employer reviews from members. These are particularly helpful for finding out the good. bad, and the ugly about companies from current or past employees.
Visiting the company’s website will give you a lot of information about the company and its executives. If the company is public, you may be able to access a lot more information about them. Talking to HR and company recruiters before you apply may be a good way to get your questions answered and learn more about the candidates they are hiring.
Take your time with this step. You want to end up in the right place.