Why Should I Work for You?

Why should I be excited to work for you?  No, really.  Why?  Why work for you as opposed to any other sales leader out there?  Please- whatever you do, don’t tell me it’s because you’re a good guy or girl, fun to work with and because you support your team.  It will make me throw up in my mouth. I need more than that.  And frankly; so do you. That’s not enough.  I want a

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Is Everyone Coachable? [The Answer Might Surprise You]

This is a guest post in response to my coaching post a week ago.  While writing the post I asked my friend Matt if everyone was coachable.  He said yes. I didn’t believe him, so I asked him to convince me and write a post supporting his claim.   What follows is one of the best breakdowns of coaching and what coaching means you will read in a blog.  Matt’s position is substantive and comprehensive.  If

The Difference Between What You Do And How You Do It

Everyone is a salesperson, or a teacher, or a doctor or a truck driver, or mechanic, or a waiter, or a recruiter, or a Vice President, or a developer or a something. Everyone is something. That’s obvious.  When we first meet people, one of the first questions we’re often asked is; “What do you do for a living?” We always seem answer it right too. What we don’t often get right is what makes us

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Why You Should Hire An Idiot When Ever You Can

It was my high school graduation. I was sitting in the last row, seat 276 or something like that.  There were roughly 300 white wooden folding chairs on the football field lawn. It was a hot May day and the sun was extra hot in our graduation gowns. We were seated in the chairs according to our GPA ranking, first to last.  My GPA was one of the lowest in my H.S. graduation class.  I remember several

You’re NOT an Employee, You’re A Product

How’s that title make you feel?  Are you feeling a little minimized?  I get it. Saying you’re not an employee can sting a little, but why play games, why pretend?  As much as we like to think we’re an employee, that should be cared for and respected, we are product before anything else. Here’s why? It breaks down like this. When a company

You Can Hide in Video, But You Can’t Get Lost (Why Video Hiring Rocks!)

We’re hiring at A Sales Guy. It’s been a VERY painful process. Finding good people is hard. A Sales Guy has a very unique culture in that we look for and embrace the gritty, cool, nerd who can SELL! And, when I say nerd, I mean nerd, not dork. There are way too many dorks in sales. We’re not interested in the dork or the douchebag. We’re looking for something special.  It’s hard for us

Why You Want to Ignore GPA When Hiring Sales People (Or Anyone At That Matter)

If GPA matters to you when hiring sales people, you are losing out on some of the best talent. GPA has no correlation to job success (Google) or success in general (How Children Succeed, Paul Tough).  GPA is a useless measure when it comes to hiring and using it as a hiring criteria is only hurting you, your team, and your organization. “G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. …

Why You’re Not Going To Get That Sales Job You Want!

Here at A Sales Guy we’re looking for an outside sales, business development badass. As you could prolly figure, we go about it a little different. We don’t ask for a resume and a cover letter. We actually ask people to send us an email outlining why they would be a badass sales person for us and to share their social media presence. You can see the entire job description here for our Sales Badass. It’s