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Sales jobs are in high demand, more than ever before. Specifically, remote positions that allow all work to be completed at home virtually. Given the ever-looming anxieties of COVID-19, the way that business is done has been radically altered to suit and accommodate the anxieties of everyday people.
However, it is still possible to get remote work. So, as long as you remember the following guidelines, you’ll be able to land your dream job in 2021.
Seek Out Professional Recruitment Agencies
Professional sales recruitment agencies are essential in the age of COVID-19. Job hunting online can be difficult, especially when you’re looking for work opportunities in all the wrong places. If you want an exceptional sales job, you should turn to a professional sales head-hunter to help optimize your search options and to find interviews. Submitting your information to a reputable sales recruitment firm is the best way you can improve your job hunt. It’s quick, easy, and it costs you nothing at all.
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Networking Is More Important Than Ever
In the age of COVID, most face-to-face networking opportunities are no longer possible. And if they do occur, you’ll likely need to be masked and distant from others. The unfortunate truth of the matter is that it’s more difficult to create genuine rapport with people.
It’s too easy to accidentally talk over people on Zoom or simply have your internet cut-out during important talking points. Try your best to create contingency plans for these situations. Have your phone ready to reboot a conversation if your desktop fails to work. Also, practice talking at a slower pace so less people misunderstand you.
While social media can be an effective method for networking, if your intention is to get a job, you’ll need to prove that your worthy of being employed. People will need to thoroughly understand not just your hard skills and accomplishments, but your soft skills and how you work with others, on the daily.
Therefore, mastering the art of the conversation, as well as the virtual interview, will be essential. The more we can imitate in-person situations and dispositions, the easier it will be to create a genuine dynamic between you and your potential employer.
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Hone the Art of the Interview
Much like an in-person interview, virtual ones require rigorous preparation. That means familiarizing yourself with the philosophies of the company for which you want to work. Also, keep all of your important documents on-hand for easy access.
Even if everything is done digitally and these materials have already been sent out, you’ll need to have your resume, a cover letter, and the relevant portfolio open and ready be to be addressed and shared. Many people may be following a very casual dress code while working from home. However, you should still dress to the nines to make a good impression.
The main difference between the IRL and URL interview is that the inside of your home may potentially be seen by your future employers. This necessitates that you clean your house as much as you would pamper yourself and dress-up for an in-person interview. Both clothing and the character of one’s living quarters are a significant reflection of one’s priorities and work organizational skills.
With these tips, you’ll surely land a remote job that works for you. A job where soft and hard skills can be honed, even without the luxury of face-to-face interactions.
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