February 4

Death to the Resume: How to Land a Sales Job in 2016


The following is a guest blog from colleague Kayla Kozan, Marketing Coordinator and long-time expert in sales and marketing. For more info, visit IdealCandidate.com

This is how to land a sales job in 2016.

New year, New you

You know it’s time for a change – you’ve made your resolution to find your dream sales job in 2016. The only question is: where to begin?

Before you pour hours into your resume and cover letters, it’s important to set realistic expectations.

Today it’s not uncommon to send out 50+ resumes and have them all come back rejected. In fact, it’s more common to send out 50+ resumes and not hear anything back at all.

What happened to your resume?

Wondering why you haven’t heard back from anybody? Our latest infographic (below) investigates the slow death of the resume. What exactly happens after you apply to one of these “black hole” job listings? The data reveal the terrible truth. Each resume you send out has a less than 0.5% chance of landing you a sales job!

When did the hiring system become so broken?

The sales job solution

The good news is that companies are beginning to change the way they hire for sales jobs. By using a job matching algorithm like Ideal Candidate, companies are beginning to use their unique data and research to help mend their broken hiring process. In doing so, employers increase their chance of successful hires by hiring for adaptability, drive, andculture fit.

No more skimming for (padded) resume buzzwords, employers are able to use predictive analytics  – based on data you provide yourself –  and quickly assess the true potential ofyou as a candidate.

New year, New you, New way of applying for sales jobs

In 2016, you’ll land your dream sales job because of your passion, learning drive, and ability to communicate, not your graduating year and resume font size.

By embracing this new way of applying for jobs, you’ll be matched with a company where you’ll thrive. Using Ideal Candidate, just one application will put you in front of hundreds of top employers. Put an end to endless resumes and tedious cover letters and spend time on what really matters: finding your perfect sales match.

Here’s to 2016 and all the possibility it holds!

Without further ado, we present, “Death To The Resume: How to Revive Your Sales Job Search in 2016”


Meridith Elliott Powell

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, highly engaging corporate motivational keynote speaker Meridith Elliott Powell delivers a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. Meridith’s presentations are full of powerful content, highly interactive, and fun. She helps her clients learn the leadership development, sales and business growth strategies to turn uncertainty to competitive advantage.

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