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It’s Not Always the Industry…Picking a Sales and Marketing Career That Fits You

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It’s Not Always the Industry…Picking a Sales or Marketing Career That Fits You 

 

Running an executive search firm, I see job candidates consistently choose the wrong sales or marketing career via focusing on an industry rather than pinpointing the right company for them.

 

Here are a few ways to choose the right sales or marketing job, thus ensuring that you not only consistently increase your value as a job seeker, but also that you grow as a person:

 

While reading this, keep in mind that some of my favorite clients work in industries that may not seem “sexy.”  First glances can be deceiving, as there is usually an inverse relationship between what is assumed to be sexy and what is proven to be lucrative.

 

1) What is the corporate atmosphere and will you be happy in it?

 

You should strive to be in a company that is full of like-minded individuals whom you can relate to and are within a similar age group as you.

 

Not everyone loves work, but having a friendly atmosphere full of people whom you can relate to is a paramount to your success with the firm.

 

Therefore, ask yourself these two questions (among others), which should shed some light as to whether you will like the firm:

 

a) What are the people like?

 

There are many things to consider when making an educated guess as to what the people are like within a company, but things like dress and personal interaction with one another should give you a start.

 

I would recommend staying away from overly arrogant companies.  Chances are these individuals are masking unhappiness and insecurity behind that a tough exterior…

 

Article Continued: It’s Not Always the Industry Picking a Sales and Marketing Career That Fits You 

 

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