I may soon be entering a field where sales will become an important part of my income. I am looking for book recommendations for how to approach this challenge. I am not looking for super advanced sales "secrets" or any type of mumbo-jumbo, just the basic sort of business texts a beginner should absorb before taking a job where closing sales is a major part of the challenge. I am a dummy, but I am looking for a bit more than a "For Dummies" intro to sales could deliver. I want the state of the art for a beginner with an open mind and a willingness to work.
How to find good sales people? (Looking for Groupon refugees...) [more inside]
I just started a job at a finance leadership program at a Fortune 500 company. The program is extremely well known is 2 years long and is on the path to become an executive at this pretisgious company. I joined right after school ended (4 days) and never really had a strong inclination to go into finance. I knew that from the begining, while I know I do not want to stay there long-term as I am likley leaving after 2 years, I'd love to hear thoughts on whether I should leave the company now. [more inside]
What are the best online sites for job hunting - specifically technical sales and marketing (software sales, hardware, etc). I got blind sided by a layoff on Monday. I've spent the last two days working my network and now it's time to start hitting the job sites. What are the good ones? I haven't had to do this in about 6 years. My initial reaction is that the job sites aren't any better, and maybe are worse, than I remember.
I left my last position in outside sales after 3 years and it wasn't a great fit for me. I could do it but it left me drained and exhausted at the end of the day. Now what? [more inside]
I'd like to get into sales. What are the best methods by which to break into the industry without prior experience? [more inside]