These are always going to be slightly debatable and no doubt everyone will chip in their two cents worth and we welcome that. Here at RedDot Recruitment and over the last 15 years we have noticed a pretty dramatic shift in how sales people spend their time but the fundamentals remain unchanged.
What are these fundamentals we are talking about? They may be less considered “skills” and more considered “traits” but they could be traits that can be enhanced through studying/reading books to help bring these traits to the forefront when you are conducting deals in a professional environment.
The Social Aspect
Then there is social media – a relatively new phenomenon. Never before have we been able to leverage Social Media which are free to use to enhance our personal brand and stick out from the crowd using sites such as linkedin, facebook and twitter to name a few.
These are just a few of the ways that sales people are the fundamentally the same but how the landscape has changed and you need to be positioning yourself a little differently.
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Sources – The Brevet Group