Friday, 22 June 2012

Looking for a job - what about sales?


Looking for a job? Check out Sandler Training.
Looking for a job? Check out Sandler Training!
With thousands of young people looking for a job in the United Kingdom, any employment initiative, no matter how small, is to be welcomed.

A case in point is Sandler Training, a sales, management and leadership training organisation, which is launching a UK wide competition for 18-24 year olds interested in kick-starting a career in sales.

Up to 50 places are up for grabs in over 20 of the organisation's UK centres, where interested young people will learn the skills needed to enter the sales sector and become successful in their quest for employment.

Sales is a viable career option for unemployed youth of today, says Sandler Training. For in the UK alone, over two million people work in sales, a figure which represents 10% of the overall workforce. But employers have a clear criterion - ambitious, driven and personable individuals that can sell themselves and the company they represent.

Sandler Training's "sales explorers" training, worth a total of £400,000, includes an initial three months of Sandler's weekly President's Club - including the Sandler Sales Skills Foundations Programme. This takes the trainees through real life scenarios and best practices, such as how to develop a prospecting plan, setting goals and the importance of attitude in building a successful career.

The successful candidates will receive certifications and references. A further year's weekly sales training and support will be offered to the candidates.

Shaun Thomson, Sandler Training in the UK CEO, said, "The job market can feel like a brutal place - consecutive knock-backs can impact a young person's confidence and motivation.

"However, recession or not, businesses always need good salespeople. For today's lost generation it provides them with an opportunity to be a master of their own destiny - they just need a helping hand to make it happen.

"We all remember what it was like to hit the job market and we want to be able to give something back to people that just simply need the confidence to get the job they deserve - this support could be the first step of their journey to become business leaders of the future."

Interested? Looking for a job? Go to the Sandler Training web site to find the nearest participating training centre and online application zone.

As part of the application process, candidates will be encouraged to think about "why a career in sales" would suit them.

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