Are you happy and content with the sales job you have right now?
Or, do you feel uneasy and restless? Does something not feel right? Have you lost your passion for what you are selling?
Sometimes in sales, there are a set of circumstances that can change, making you consider finding another sales job.
This is okay. It’s definitely not the end of the world. If you have built a stellar reputation, finding another company to work for, should not be hard. Sales jobs will always be plentiful. Especially if you’re a proven winner and top producer in your industry.
Have thoughts popped into your head about your happiness at work? Are you starting to find yourself on the internet looking at other companies’ websites for job openings?
Are you just not sure if you want to make a change? Change is hard for everyone. Especially when it comes to your career…
Sometimes you are left with no choice BUT to make a change. Sometimes the choice is made for you. But first, you have to consider some or all of the 7 signs that it’s time for you to find a new sales job.
- You’ve lost the passion for the product or service that you are selling.
• You do not BELIEVE in the company you represent.
• You don’t respect your sales manager/management.
• You don’t respect your co-workers.
• You don’t want to go to work on Monday.
• You are experiencing verbal abuse, sexual harassment, or are aware of any type of other illegal behavior.
• Your work-related stress is affecting your physical health and home life.
So, you’ve determined it’s time to consider a job change. Now what? Well, I wouldn’t make a rash decision and just up and quit today!
You need to think things through. Sleep on it tonight and revisit the list of the 7 Signs tomorrow. If you still find yourself pondering wanting to make a change, then it’s time make a game plan and exit strategy.
Put pen to paper and start making a pros and cons list of the job change. If the pros outweigh the cons, THEN it’s time to take the next step.
Start letting your mentors and close friends know that you may be in the market to make a job change. Your inner circle may know of a job opening and refer you to someone who can make a hiring decision.
Once the word gets out, IF you have built a good reputation, you may get people from the competition that want to make contact with you. Be ready.
Consider all of your options carefully and do your research. Make sure that you consider all the things you were unhappy about in your last job. Make sure the new company you will work for, meets or exceeds your standards.
Take things slowly and consult with your trusted advisors. You don’t need to make a quick decision. If and when you switch jobs, keep an open mind about the outcome. Stay positive and do your best. Good luck!
Bob Theriot is the author of the book ‘Pounding The Pavement’ – Tools, Techniques and Inspiration for Succeeding in Sales. He is also a Gitomer Certified Advisor, which authorizes him to sell and deliver Jeffrey Gitomer’s body of work both online and in the classroom. Bob was trained personally by Jeffrey Gitomer. To hire Bob to conduct a workshop or training session for you or your staff or for more information, tips and advice from Bob email: Bob@BobTheriot.com