If you have experience, especially in sales, you are in demand. Not just in media, all industries have a major shortage of strong sellers. If you are in a situation where you are stagnant, not growing or don’t have tools to help you succeed, then you may consider looking for a company where you can get what you need. With the competition to hire strong, many companies are improving training, benefits, compensation, and support. We are seeing lots of creative benefits ranging from bringing your pet to work, unlimited vacation, casual dress, ping pong tables and more.
Most importantly, if you decide to make a move, we encourage you to do your homework before you reach out. Read company websites, look up the company and key players on social media, talk to connections who know them or work for them. Create a list of what is important to you as it pertains to your career – what additional training you need, what support you think helpful and ask those questions. Find out how employees are treated and if their culture is a fit for you.
Be prepared to share your expertise, your contacts and why you are successful. Know your worth and don’t be afraid to ask for it. Just be prepared to show your past income and why you are worth what you are asking to earn.