Social Media Success: A Guide for Job Seekers
02/27/2018
Posting questionable content on social media could kill your chances at getting a job, but what you post could also propel your application to the top of the stack. If done correctly and professionally, social media platforms are a great place to share accomplishments and volunteering activities. Recruiters are looking for candidates online and what they find will help determine who gets the job. According to a  2017 CareerBuilder survey , 70 percent of employers use social media to...

Only 1 in 7 Sellers Do This Crucial Skill
02/27/2018
I never wanted to be in sales. I only entered the profession because I had an idea for a business. When I shared it with a consultant , he said it was a good plan and timely. Then he asked, "Who's going to be doing the sales?" I was disgusted by the question. Ugh. I shuddered, then leaned forward and said in a most accusing manner, "I thought you said it was a good idea."  He replied, "It is, Jill. But somebody has to sell it." After thinking about it, I begrudgingly entered the sales...

Learn to Survive and Thrive on Pure Commissions
02/27/2018
Sales jobs that pay  pure commissions only , and no salary, are popular with many companies. The management teams reason that with a pure commissions compensation plan, the salesperson is being paid for exactly what he produces, no more and no less. So if a salesperson closes a lot of sales, he'll make a lot of money, and if he doesn't close any sales, the company won't be paying him. This line of reasoning explains why many salespeople, particularly inexperienced ones, don't want...