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How do you know when it’s time to look for a new sales job?

How do you know when it’s time to look for a new sales job?

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The New Year is always a busy time for recruitment as people take the opportunity to reassess their career objectives. However, we know from the conversations we have with candidates who are considering a new sales role that it isn’t always easy to leave a secure job. So, how do you know if the time is right to look for a new sales job?

I don’t feel challenged any more

This is a really common statement that we hear all the time from candidates. They may be happy with their pay and conditions but they don’t feel their skills are being used to the full. Perhaps the company they work for isn’t involved in new product development as much as others in the market. Maybe they have just hit a career ceiling and need to change employer if they are going to be able to progress. Sometimes they have asked for further training or extra responsibilities but their needs haven’t been met, for whatever reason. If this sounds like you, we can help you find the ideal role to make better use of your skills and fulfil your career ambitions.

I’m not happy with the direction the company is taking

Engineering, construction and HVACare fast moving industries, particularly with the evolution of smart buildings and factories. Perhaps you feel your company is being left behind – or is moving too quickly in a new direction. Fast growth can sometimes cause problems with leadership, culture and communication from those in key management roles and this can result in low morale. At Thornhvac we know all our clients (employers) really well which means we can match you with a business that shares your ethos and supports your goals.

I need to move to earn more money

In sales roles, the money you earn is generally made up of two components – basic and bonus. Different people prefer various balances between the two. If you find your bonus terms have become unrealistic or your salary isn’t keeping pace with similar roles in the market, you may only be able to solve this by moving to another company. Changing jobs gives you a chance to negotiate salary and terms so that you are starting your new role in a stronger position. We can help you negotiate your package with your new employer.

I want to retrain or try something new

Sometimes people come to us because they have been working in a role for a long time and fancy using their experience in a sales position instead. For example, you may have been employed in a service or manufacturing role and want to use your skills in an office job, helping with business development. We talk about this in more detail in our blog How to move from a technical engineering job to an office role. The current skills shortages in engineering and HVAC mean that many of the employers we work with are willing to consider candidates from a range of backgrounds who are eager to try something different. Your first step is to give us a call so that we can help you plan your next move.

You can read more on this topic in one of our most popular blogs from the archives More people look for a new job after the holiday season than at any other time which has just been fully updated.

Ready for a change? We can help you find your next opportunity and secure a career with an employer whose culture is a good fit for you. Call us on 0115 871 4777 or view our latest jobs.