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5 Qualities Every Hiring Manager Looks For in an Entry-Level Sales Candidate



Thinking that a career in sales might be your dream job? Lucky for you, Yelp is hiring.

Even if you’ve never worked in sales before, it’s likely you’ve got some transferrable skills that will help you succeed at Yelp. The Muse recently rounded up advice from sales hiring managers, including our own Senior Director of Sales Training, Tom Feulner, on how to demonstrate five qualities that every company looks for during the hiring process.

First off, it’s expected that you’ll need to get up to speed. No one thinks a new hire will be able to wax poetic about all of Yelp’s offerings on their first day. That’s why Yelp has developed a thorough two month Yelp Sales Development Program to onboard new hires and give them everything they need to succeed. With that in mind, it’s important to show that you’re not only capable of learning new skills, but that you’re excited about the challenge. Make sure to demonstrate your “coachability” during the interview.

“You shouldn’t just be open to feedback, you should crave it,” Tom says. “It’s expected you’ll make mistakes, and mistakes are fine, as long as you’re learning from them. The best hires can implement feedback quickly and effectively.”

Click over to The Muse to read the rest of the article and position yourself to show off all five qualities of a top sales rep:

  1. Social awareness
  2. Self awareness
  3. Strong work ethic
  4. Coachability
  5. Organization

Even if you don’t have direct sales experience, think about how you can demonstrate these qualities during your application and interview process. Remember: show, don’t tell.

Are you ready to join the Yelp team? We’re hiring in San Francisco, Chicago, Phoenix, and New York.

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