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How do I get more qualified candidates to apply for my open sales jobs?

According to our State of Sales Hiring Survey, you need 100 applicants to fill three positions. So, attracting candidates and getting them to apply is the crucial first step to filling open sales positions. From traditional recruitment strategies to being visible on relevant platforms, there are several strategies you can try to attract more qualified sales candidates. Here are the six things you can do:

  1. Clearly define the job requirements and responsibilities in the job posting. This will help attract candidates who are a good fit for the position.
  2. Consider offering competitive salary and benefits packages. This can help attract top talent to your organization.
  3. Use social media and job boards to advertise your open positions. This will give you access to a wider pool of candidates
  4. Reach out to relevant professional organizations and networking groups. This can help you connect with qualified candidates who may not be actively looking for a new job but may be interested in your opportunity.
  5. Consider offering training and development opportunities for your sales team. This can help attract candidates who are looking to grow their skills and advance their careers.
  6. Work with a recruitment agency or headhunter. They can help you identify and attract qualified candidates for your open sales positions.

Author: Dario Priolo

Dario brings over 20 years of experience in the sales enablement and talent development industry. He has led marketing and strategy as CMO for leading companies like the Hay Group, Miller Heiman and Profiles International and has been part of 4 successful exits, including his own start-up.


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