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Don’t Hire A Salesperson Yet

When making a new hire, one of the worst things you can do is invest time and money into a salesperson with no plan of how to manage or train them. You are setting yourself up for failure, and likely going to see a high amount of turnover if this becomes a trend. A few months back, I was...


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Selling by Trial & Error

Over the years, I’ve held a variety of different sales jobs.  These jobs have opened by eyes to the nuances that exist within the field in regard to approach and tactics. During this time, one of the things that I’ve noticed is how my approach to sales differed from my colleagues, and most...


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How Do You Know If A Company Is Being Honest About OTE (On Target Earnings)?

A common question that I ask on a daily basis is, “Why are you looking to leave your job?”. Too often, the response I receive is as repetitive as a broken record. I regularly hear “I was told I’d make $100,000 and I’m making $65,000 plus nobody on the team is above 80% of...


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The #1 Mistake When Interviewing Salespeople

When I think back on the years I’ve spent in the recruiting space, I’m reminded of hundreds of salespeople that I’ve gotten hired. The commonality among most of these instances is that sales managers would express that, “We lost the candidate because another company was able to make a...


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Hiring Salespeople On A Budget

Sales, recruiting, and baseball; These three things are my biggest passions in life. Naturally, having grown up in Cleveland I’m a huge Indians fan. For those of you that don’t follow baseball, the Indians are a smaller market team, which means they can’t really afford to sign the big name...


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Are Hiring Assessments Worth the Hype?

I have a fair amount of skepticism associated with the common process of taking hiring assessments in order to evaluate talent, and I’ve always felt this way. A significant factor in my healthy level of skepticism is that I’ve dealt with many companies that utilize these assessments like...


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