13 Sales Traits That Will Get You a Better Job Faster (written by Career Expert, Pete Leibman)

Do you want to get a better job faster? Then, sell yourself!

If you are currently looking for a job, or if you are thinking of looking for new work, you would be wise to approach your job search like a successful salesperson approaches his work.  Here are 13 sales traits that will get you a better job faster:

  1. Be confident: Successful salespeople believe in themselves and their products.  As a job-seeker, make sure you believe in what you are selling (i.e. yourself).  Confident candidates get better jobs faster.
  2. Be professional: Successful salespeople put their best foot forward at all times, in every environment.  As a job-seeker, make sure you look great in-person, on paper (i.e. your resume), and online (i.e. when someone “googles” you or looks you up on a social networking site).  Professional candidates get better jobs faster.
  3. Be friendly: Successful salespeople talk to everyone, and they build relationships everywhere they go.  As a job-seeker, make sure you are talking to everyone as well.  You never know who someone knows.  Friendly candidates get better jobs faster.
  4. Be enthusiastic: Successful salespeople love their products, and they love their customers.  As a job-seeker, make sure you demonstrate your excitement (without being desperate or creepy!) about working for a potential employer.  Enthusiastic candidates get better jobs faster.
  5. Be motivated: Successful salespeople are driven by the benefits they will receive by reaching their goals.  As a job-seeker, keep your eye on the prize of landing your dream job.  Motivated candidates get better jobs faster.
  6. Be focused: Successful salespeople only try to sell to qualified prospects; they don’t waste time trying to sell everyone.  As a job-seeker, make sure you are only trying to sell yourself to the right employers for you.   Focused candidates get better jobs faster.
  7. Be strategic: Successful salespeople take the time to map out a plan for reaching their sales goals.  As a job-seeker, make sure you have created a plan and that you are not wandering aimlessly through your job search.  Strategic candidates get better jobs faster.
  8. Be different (in a good way): Successful salespeople know how their product is better than offerings from competitors.  As a job-seeker, make sure you can illustrate how you are different (in a good way) from the rest of the applicant pool.  Candidates who are different (in a good way) get better jobs faster.
  9. Be organized: Successful salespeople have systems in place to track all of their efforts and progress.  As a job-seeker, make sure you have a system for keeping track of your job search efforts as well.  Organized candidates get better jobs faster.
  10. Be reliable: Successful salespeople always do what they say will.  As a job-seeker, make sure you are delivering on any of your promises or appointments.  Reliable candidates get better jobs faster.
  11. Be resilient: Successful salespeople remain tough during times of adversity and rejection.  As a job-seeker, remain focused on your goal and do not get sidetracked by temporary setbacks.  Resilient candidates get better jobs faster.
  12. Be well-prepared: Successful salespeople walk into each interaction with their prospects prepared for any objection and with a specific goal in mind.  As a job-seeker, make sure you prepare for any interaction with a potential employer.  Well-prepared candidates get better jobs faster.
  13. Be results-oriented: Successful salespeople focus on how they can help the prospect, not on how the prospect can help them.  As a job-seeker, make sure you are focusing on how you can help your employer achieve their desired results.  Results-oriented candidates get better jobs faster.

Do you want to get a better job faster?  Then, make sure you demonstrate these 13 sales traits throughout your job search!

-Pete Leibman

Career Expert and President of Idealize Enterprises

Pete@IdealizeNow.com

www.linkedin.com/in/peteleibman

www.IdealizeNow.com

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