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Change Sales Jobs When You Are On Top

The best time to make a career move is when you are on top of the ranking report.

By
Jeb Blount
3-minute read

So why not look for your next job when you don’t need it – when you are on top? If you do you will find several things that are in your favor:

  • You will have more time and more to choices. You will have much more variety to choose from. More companies, more territories, more industries. You will have more time to explore and choose the very best path for your next move. I’ve read blogs recently from the “Chicken Littles” of the world announcing that the sales job sky is falling, despite that fact that top companies continue to seek great salespeople. We have thousands of sales jobs advertised on Sales Gravy Jobs at SalesGravy.com. Last week alone we had more than 100 software, bio-tech, and pharma jobs posted. Great sales jobs are everywhere because no matter what, to survive, companies need growth and salespeople provide that growth.

  • People will talk to you. Because you are on top and you are employed you will be surprised at how open companies, managers, and recruiters will be to sitting down with you to discuss your next career move. These companies are desperately looking for Sales Professionals who are at the top of their game. They want to hire you because you have a track record of success. It’s just human nature, we all want to be around and associate with winners.

  • You will make more money. Since you don’t need a job and you are performing at a high level, you will be in a powerful negotiating position. You can demand and expect to receive more salary, better perks, and a bigger signing bonus. You will be handsomely rewarded for being a top performer. Compare that to your negotiating position when you really need a sales job because your bills are due and you have no income. In that case, you are much more likely to give concessions and take a lower salary package. This is the very same reason elite professional athletes start negotiating new contracts when they are on top. And my position is why should you, as an elite athlete of the business world, be any different.

This is Jeb Blount, for more information on top sales jobs go to SalesGravy.com where you can search and post your resume for free and hiring managers can post jobs and search our resume database for free.

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