Career advice – your first sales job

May 19, 2022 - 2min. read

When seeking junior sales professionals, big companies and recruitment agencies like Headlight focus on four key qualities.

4 qualities we are looking for in junior sales

1. Long-term perspective

First and foremost, make sure that you really want to be in sales. We want to feel that ambition, that drive and your desire for a career in sales. Do you want a junior sales job or a sales career? You’ve got the long-term perspective in mind.

2. Coachability

Another thing that’s important is that you’re coachable. So what are people like me looking for in junior sales? We want to feel that hunger to learn and the hunger for mentorship.

See more: Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset – How to unlock your potential as a young salesperson.

3. Drive

The third thing that’s really important is that we feel your drive. So you have to have an inner fuel or an inner fire to keep you going all day. Sales is a really tough job and you need a lot of motivation.

So although you can get motivation from your sales manager, you really need to have something inside that makes you tick. Look for a drive.

4. Realism

Additionally, please be realistic. You’re a junior sales and you don’t have a lot of experience. You have a lot to learn. Ambition is fine. Ambition is something that we want to see. But of course, you have to be realistic about the fact that there are a lot of steps to take.

So, try to impress us with how badly you want the job that’s right now in front of you and how much you want to learn, instead of saying you want to be a sales manager in 4 years.

Ready to start a career in sales?

Are you ready to become a junior sales? At Headlight, we help aspiring sales professionals get started in tech sales. We don’t just find you a job and leave you on your own. Instead, when you join our community, we will guide you in your career growth and make sure you get the most out of your opportunities.

Are you ready to talk about your future in tech sales? Send us an email or call Alex. Or check out our latest tech sales vacancies here.