Software sales jobs are hot right now. Especially in recessions, sales jobs are still high in demand because the sales jobs end up becoming the revenue life-line for software companies. These jobs can also be extremely lucrative, even in an economic recession. It’s also one of those jobs where you can make good money without a degree.
These jobs can be very easy to find if you know how to look and if you know what skills are required. In this post, I will give you some ideas on how you can find these jobs and even have multiple options at the end of your search.
Software sales jobs can be very easy to find if you know how to look. So here are some guidelines to follow in searching these jobs. In addition, further down below, I will give you some insights on how to be a good candidate if you’ve never had a software sales job before, or even if you’ve never had a sales job before. Also, I will offer some tips on how you can impress your potential employer when you’re applying.
Don’t Use Job Posting Boards Like Monster.com
It’s very simple, jobs that are posted on websites like these, especially the good and legitimate jobs, get bombarded by applicants and you can be potentially be competing with millions of other people.
Look on Craigslist
Craigslist can be a very good way to find good sales jobs and not be competing with the masses. These jobs come up very frequently on craigslist. On top of that, you may even be able to find jobs that you can work from home.
Hit the Phones
This is probably the best way to find good jobs. Compile a list of software companies that you know of or find during your research and just cold call them. Why would this work so well? Well guess what you are required to do in a sales job? That’s right, cold call. If you can effectively sell yourself over the phone, you’ll show that you can be effective selling their stuff as well.
In addition, many really jobs will never be posted to a job board or even craigslist. Software companies go there when their pool and networks are tapped out to fill their jobs. And just because these companies are not posting their jobs, that doesn’t mean they aren’t hiring. Look for software companies that are experiencing growth or have recently developed a new technology that will have a comparative advantage in the market. Also, by doing this, you are demonstrating initiative and you won’t be competing with a million other people. I can attest to this when I was workin in an office setting as a writer for Canadian web hosting reviews.
Just pretend you are already on the job and you need to do research to compile a list of leads, then cold call them, send your resume, follow up, follow up, follow up, and book appointments like you would do in a sales job.
Also, by doing this, you get to choose who you work for, you get to have options in your search. You can interview the company while they are interviewing you, because now, you have options.
To start in your research for good software companies that might have good software sales jobs, start by looking at www.inc.com and look up companies that are growing. If they’re growing, it’s very likely there are hiring.