Monthly Archives: December 2014

Getting Back To The Job Search After The Holidays

It’s easy to lose focus on your job search during the holidays. In fact, many job seekers take a break until after the new year.

But this time of year offers opportunities you should be taking advantage of. At the very least, you should be putting a plan in place for getting restarted in January.

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When you get together with family and friends, remind them that you’re seeking a job in entry-level sales. They may not know of a particular opening offhand, but they could hear of something once they get back to work.

Send out holiday cards with a short, personalized message to recruiters and other potential contacts, such as teachers, classmates and previous bosses. A thoughtful gesture such as this will keep your name fresh in their minds.

Volunteering is great way to network, and there’s no shortage of opportunities during the holidays. You’ll be doing something good for your community and you never know who else might be volunteering—maybe a recruiter or someone with a sales manager job—so be friendly and outgoing, and be sure to mention at an appropriate moment that you’ll be getting back to your entry-level sales job search after the holidays.

Next year’s plan

If you don’t plan to send out any resumes over the holiday, use this time to get caught up on any overdue tasks. The holiday break is a great time to get organized before you restart your search.

  1. Follow up. You should already be tracking which jobs you’ve applied for and followed up on. Double check this list and send out any overdue thank you correspondence to managers or recruiters you’ve interviewed with.
  1. Look for trends. Make a list of the phone screening or interview calls you’ve received. Then take note of where you found these particular jobs (i.e., through friends, a recruiter or an online job board) to identify any trends. Look to see which avenues have generated the most responses, and use this to guide your strategy for where to focus your continued search.
  1. Prepare to network. As the new year comes upon us, you’ll need to get back to networking right away. So review your list of professional connections, and set a schedule for making calls, including days and specific times. Keep track of who you’ve reached and their responses. This way you’ll be sure to remember who you’ll need to follow up with as the new year gets going – and you are ready for it!

Shape Your Marketing Career in Louisville with LogoNation

entrepreneur-sales20275877_sDrive, pragmatic thinking, entrepreneurialism and the right kind of ego strength are some of the most important things and qualities that you should possess if you want to make it in marketing. The following are important insights if you want to switch from sales rep jobs to marketing or leverage your marketing skills to land the perfect sales jobs in Louisville or sales jobs in Cincinnati to help you advance your career:

  • Sales rep jobs are great stepping stones into a career in marketing. Skills gained as a sales rep and in other customer-oriented roles are very much transferable to marketing. These include communication and negotiation, mathematical proficiency, as well as the ability to reach targets. Media planning is another excellent skill to have, because many small to medium sized companies do perform the role in-house. Sales language is also closely related to marketing language, which means it will be easier to relate to the culture.
  • If you are serious about building a marketing career, start by knowing exactly what marketing employers want and check the competencies and skills that you can satisfy, at least at the moment. This will give you a good idea of which abilities you can leverage and which ones, through training, research, and development you can acquire and develop to qualify for higher responsibilities.
  • Your experience and skills in the real world are just as significant, if not more relevant as a degree in marketing. You will be surprised at how many people working in leading marketing agencies don’t necessarily have marketing degrees, but do offer a creative eye and entrepreneurial flair, which helped propel their career from the bottom up.

5 Interview Questions That Will Get You Noticed In An Interview

sales job interviewAt the end of every interview, the hiring manager will most certainly ask, “Do you have any questions for me?”

Your answer should always be a resounding YES!

Asking good questions is the perfect way to show that you’re a qualified candidate for a job in marketing. It’s also an opportunity to help you determine if the job would be a good fit for you.

So what kinds of questions do you ask? Here are 5 interview questions that will get you noticed with a potential employer:

What’s your company’s biggest challenge?

Most interviewers will spend time sharing the company’s vision but will spend little time discussing its challenges. This question shows that you’re thinking of the bigger picture — and not just a typical candidate looking for a sales and marketing job.

How would you describe your company’s culture?

Remember, even though this is an entry-level sales job, you want to convey that you are not looking for just a job but a career. Factoring in cultural fit should be critically important in your decision making process.

What do you believe most successful candidates in the role have in common?

This is a great way to have the interviewer show their cards. Most interviewers will take the bait and tell you about previous successes from prior candidates. If the list includes a skill or trait you forgot to mention, this is the perfect time bring it up.

Can you tell me about your opportunities for development?

Asking about learning opportunities, such as training or seminars, will show your eagerness to grow with the company.

Do you have any questions about my qualifications?

This is a gutsy move, but it gives you another opportunity to address any gaps you make have left during the interview. It also shows that you are confident in your abilities and ready for the challenge.

You’ve done the hard part — successfully landing the interview. Now that you’re at the finish line, use these questions to bring it home!

Start Your Marketing Career in Louisville

marketing in LouisvilleLogoNation can help you get started in a rewarding, fulfilling, and highly profitable marketing career in Louisville. We have the options that allow you to explore new places and get paid to do so—plus the unique opportunity to work independently with your career in outside sales and marketing. LogoNation is currently accepting applicants who might be interested in a marketing or sales position.

LogoNation is a specialty advertising company headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., focused on promoting business pride and community spirit through our high-quality promotional products including our CommuniTee t-shirts.

You might be wondering—what exactly makes a marketing career in LogoNation different from other companies? First of all, we offer a position that is beneficial to communities. A LogoNation marketing career lets you give back to your community in Louisville by participating in community-oriented advertising.

CommuniTee is our annual community promotion t-shirt, designed to promote community spirit and business pride in smaller towns all over the U.S. The shirt features ads from local businesses on the back, and a graphic design on the front that uniquely represents each town. Starting your marketing career with LogoNation lets you have the opportunity to showcase local businesses in the various towns you serve, promoting them to local residents as well as visitors to the town. By working with LogoNation, you are indirectly creating more money, jobs, and opportunities for people living in your own community.

Join us here at LogoNation in our mission to provide well-made and unique products that are community-oriented and can creatively enhance communities and promote businesses effectively. To help you succeed and ensure that you achieve your best potential, LogoNation will provide you with full orientation and one-on-one field training, and assign you to a district manager who will continue to help you develop in your career. We provide compensation and benefits to our community account managers (marketing-sales people), with perks including health insurance allowance, gas reimbursement, cell phone allowance, and car allowance. Contact LogoNation today to learn more!