Invest in Your Career

I have recently been perusing dozens of resumes for a client that is hiring a salesperson. The consistent trait I see for nearly every salesperson is a lack of personal investment in his or her career. There is an old saying between two campers in the woods, “You don’t have to worry about being faster than the bear if you can be faster than the other camper.” Given the lack of initiative of salespeople to regularly read and listen to educational materials, I suggest you invest in your career and regularly read business books and journals. While you’re at it, invest in some good audio programs that can provide ongoing career training.

 

This week’s tip comes from Rick Davis, president of Building Leaders, Inc. and author of the book, Strategic Sales in the Building Industry. Based in Chicago since 1998, Building Leaders Inc. specializes in sales and sales management education in the building materials industry. For more information, visit www.buildingleaders.com or call 773-769-4409.