And now, one’s self brand must clearly and persuasively be communicated online. Consider these observations from HubSpot:
One of the most critical and important employees in many firms — especially B2B companies — is the sales representative. Unfortunately, some firms do not appreciate or recognize all of the issues that may make their sales rep jobs especially challenging.
As reported by Anum Hussain for HupSpot:
“Sales reps have a lot of responsibilities. Along with selling — which is, of course, what they were hired to do — they’re also expected to spend time researching accounts, generating leads, attending meetings, plugging away at administrative tasks, and so on. Where does staying on top of marketing materials fit in? As a former member of HubSpot’s content team, I know the hard work that goes into creating valuable offers and then distributing them to sales teams with talking points, sharable tweets, and so on. But there are so many hours in a salesperson’s day, and it can be really hard to keep up with the content. As a result, over 40% of marketing materials don’t end up getting used by B2B sales teams.”
The excellent infographic below from Qvidian (a cloud-based sales execution solutions provider) “walks through a day in the life of a modern B2B sales rep, highlighting the challenges that pop up along the way.”
Enjoy this quiz from Careerealism. Although it’s tongue-in-cheek, there are some good lessons to be learned. :-)
Startups and small businesses are an essential part of ANY country’s economy — despite the growth of numerous multi-billion dollar corporations. We have acknowledged this in many posts (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
The Payroll Blog has prepared an excellent infographic on the current state of startups in the United States:
“Startups often represent excitement in the small business world, because of their ability to innovate with great new ideas. Some even grow into giants that become household names and many have created products and services that make our lives easier. Despite a major bump in the road with the recent recession, startups have still grown by 49 percent since 1982. And in their first year, new startups create an average of three million jobs. Obviously, these small businesses serve an important function in our economy. Take a look at our infographic below and find out everything you could want to know about the world of startups, from the best places to launch them to their survival rates and more!”
A great resume can get you in the door for a prospective job. The goal of your resume is to get you through all the filters between your application and the personal interview. Most resumes never make it past the screening stage. SO, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BE PREPARED FOR YOUR INTERVIEW AND TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL YOUR ANXIETY LEVEL DURING THE INTERVIEW.
“Interviews are tricky. In 45 minutes, you’re supposed to prove you’ve got the qualifications, skills, and attitude to win the job. And on top of all of that, you have to fit in with the team. No pressure! Some job candidates love the thrill of interviews – bring it on! Others dread the thought of them – ugh, I hate this part.”
Here’s an interview quiz from Careerealism. See how YOU do. You should answer ALL questions correctly. They are not hard. Be ready when the time comes for a job interview.