I know your boss thinks you are Superman or Wonder Woman sometime, right? Hey, it comes with the territory. But, in all honesty there are some secret sales skills—some almost superhuman powers each sales pro must posses.
So, you got your first sales job! Congratulations and welcome to the greatest profession on the planet. You are joining a long list of some of the most influential people in the world of business—all who started out in sales.
I read with interest a recent article in USA Today about how hard some managers are struggling to fill sales jobs. The article lamented how “good help is hard to find” and stated that an amazing 35% of sales managers couldn’t find qualified applicants for open jobs last month.
Thirty-five percent! More than one-third of all sales jobs were unfilled because of unqualified applicants or the shortage of unqualified applicants? Wow. And, I would hazard to guess there are tens of thousands of extremely talented salespeople who are looking for those jobs!
And to think the industry has brought this on ourselves.