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Sales Jobs - Market Overview 2019

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Thoughts On The Market

The overall trend is an increase in opportunities across a number of core industries such as technology, construction and engineering sales. With almost every company recruiting in each of these sectors looking for the same profile as their competition, it creates a massive demand for candidates who fulfil these criteria. Those with 1-3 years’ consecutive sales experience are in constant demand and getting snapped up swiftly by hungry employers keen to add to their ranks.


The overall trend is for this to continue which will put pressure on salaries as companies seek to outbid each other for the hottest talent.

 

Salaries In 2019

Basic salaries are facing more and more scrutiny as living costs consistently increase. Whether the person is renting, looking for a mortgage or has a family, the priority is what they will consistently get in their fixed income. Base salaries have increased year on year in part due to the lucrative nature of the tech industry, but many companies simply cannot afford to match these salaries.

For companies limited in this regard, look at ways you can reduce the individual’s cost base – offering health insurance, TaxSaver for commuters and so on. Small benefits like this do add up and contribute to reducing a candidate’s net outgoings which in turn may lure talent your way. 

 

Top Tip for 2019

Companies want to feel like you want to work for them. In a market where candidates have multiple options available to them, what can often be lost is demonstrating you have researched the company and actually want to work for them.

Show a prospective employer why you want to work for the company and what aspects of the role interest you. By doing this, you stand a much better chance of getting over the line! 

 

 
 

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Posted by Alan Murphy on 20 May 2019

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