How To Land Your Dream Job In 30 Days Or Less!

Picture this: You’re in a job interview, palms a bit sweaty, trying your best to knock their socks off. And then you drop the line, “I’ve been in sales forever. Trust me, I’ve got this.” Sounds like a winner, right? Eh, not so much.

And before we go on… This article applies to EVERY industry and every job type- not just sales.

Here’s the thing. Saying you’ve been in the game for ages might sound like bragging rights, but in the snappy world of sales, it might just make you look like yesterday’s news. I don’t mean you shouldn’t be confident- but HOW you say things makes a difference.

Old-School vs. Today’s Cool

Remember when we’d rely on bulky cell phones? Now, it’s all about that smartphone life. Same with sales. Dropping lines like:

  • “Been there, done that for 30 years.”
  • “Oh, a 95% close rate? That’s me on a bad day.”

Might actually translate to:

  • “New methods? Why bother!”
  • “Digital what-now? Sounds confusing.”

Sales isn’t just about selling stuff. It’s about evolution, growing, and dancing to the tune of the times.

Walking the Talk

It’s kinda like when your friend tells you they can cook but then serves burnt toast. Don’t just tell. Show. If on your resume you say: “Revved up sales by 25% at XYZ.” Dive into that story. Don’t make this big career mistake. 

During the interview, paint them a picture: “At XYZ, I saw we were missing a trick. Mixed up some old-school charm with snazzy digital techniques and bam! Sales went through the roof by 25%.”

It’s all about spinning your tale, making it lively, showing you’re not just about talk, but action.

 

What About Sales & Marketing Jobs Today? It’s a Wild Ride!

In the sales and other arenas, three things are gospel:

  1. Change is the Only Constant: What was hip and happening a few years back? Probably outdated now. It’s like fashion but for sales. Gotta stay on-trend!
  2. What’s Hot Now: It’s not just what you know, but knowing what’s in vogue right now.
  3. There’s Always More: Think you know it all? Ha! There’s always another trick up sales’ sleeve.

How To Land Your Dream Job In 30 Days Or Less

Achieving your dream sales job in less than a month might sound ambitious, but with the right strategy and determination, it’s entirely feasible. Here are actionable steps you can take:

  1. Self-Assessment: Before diving into the job hunt, take a moment to reflect on what your dream job truly entails. What industry are you interested in? What role aligns best with your strengths? What size company will work best for your work type? Do you want hybrid, Office or WFH roles? What do you want to be known for? What are you really good at, but don’t want to do again? Having a clear vision will guide your search effectively.
  2. Optimize Your Resume: Your resume should not just be a list of your past jobs; it should tell a compelling story of your achievements, skills, and how they align with your dream job. Make sure it’s tailored to each position you apply for. Remember that employers hire for experience. You can’t just assume they will know you can do it. Show them actual situations you have done in the past that align with what they are doing as a company moving forward.
  3. Leverage Your Network: Let your professional connections know you’re on the hunt. They might have leads or can introduce you to decision-makers in organizations you’re targeting. Do keep in mind this is not necessarily an instant win. But always network and let people know what you do. I find that many people get offers years down the road of networking with someone. Make sure to always stay in touch!
  4. Research: Spend time researching companies you’d love to work for. Understand their products, sales strategies, and culture. This will not only help you target your applications but will also prepare you for interviews. You can look up the executive leadership and see what they are like, their goals, missions, where they have been and what they envision for the company. There is a lot to know- not just what the company did in the past. Know where they are going so you can show how you can help them get there.
  5. Apply Strategically: Instead of mass-applying, focus on opportunities that align best with your dream job criteria. I am a big fan of reaching out direct to the recruiters or HR for each company to avoid cold, mass applying. I know the easy apply button on LinkedIn is tempting, but save yourself heartache.
  6. Prepare for Interviews: Anticipate common interview questions and rehearse your answers. Moreover, prepare some insightful questions for your interviewer – this shows initiative and genuine interest. Make sure you don’t just memorize this stuff. It can really backfire if you are nervous in the interview. Just know your stuff, your projects, results, and if your resume is solid, it will be there.
  7. Follow Up: After each interview, send a personalized thank-you note or email. This reaffirms your interest and keeps you top-of-mind. Some say don’t bother… but it also doesn’t hurt.
  8. Stay Updated: The job market evolves rapidly and right now it is a wild place to be. Stay updated with the latest trends and strategies. This knowledge will not only benefit you in interviews but will also be valuable in your dream job.
  9. Stay Positive and Persistent: Rejections are a part of the job hunt. Instead of getting disheartened, use them as a learning experience. Ask for feedback, refine your approach, and keep pushing forward. I know everyone wants to hear from recruiters on why they got denied in 20 minutes, but just move on. It will not help frame of mind and you have to stay positive during the job search. If things keep getting rejected- it’s time to look at your resume and how you are applying. Almost always, the resume is the issue.
  10. Evaluate Offers Thoughtfully: Once you start receiving job offers, evaluate them based on various factors such as compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, and more. Remember, it’s not just about landing a job quickly but about finding a position that aligns with your long-term career goals.

With determination, focus, and strategic action, landing your dream sales job in 30 days or less is within your grasp. Stay proactive, and soon enough, you’ll find yourself in the role you’ve always envisioned.

Is this REALLY possible Amanda?

YES- New Resume done by The Job Chick Received by this Client on Thursday- By Monday I had this… and 2 weeks later… BAM Job Offer!

2 weeks NEW JOB

Wrap Up and Pep Talk

Alright— promise me this: next time you’re strutting into an interview, remember: It’s not just about the good old days but how you’re ready to rock the future. Dive into the new, stay curious, and remember: in sales, staying fresh is half the battle won. So, go get ’em, tiger!

ROCK YOUR JOB SEARCH

Remember, it’s a wild job market out there, but with the right navigator (that’s me!) and your ambition, there’s no mountain too high.

Amanda, The Job Chick

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