Why Badass Sales Recruiting?

NO is the Biggest Little Word in Business!

We just don’t do normal.  It’s done.  It’s boring.  It produces mediocre to average results.  If maintenance is all you’re going for, by all means, go for the norm, read every other sales/recruiting blog out there that will reaffirm what you already know.  If you’re not catchin’ what I’m throwin’, here’s an analogy. You go to the gym, get on the treadmill…tell me how many people you see in the entire room, that are going at a comfortable pace?  How many people are reading a book or magazine, watching something on their iPads?  I only rarely see 1 or 2 badasses, really hittin’ it hard; in a sea of  cardio-ers happily half-assing their workout for whatever reason.  What it comes down to is the #’s prove that high intensity cardio is more effective than low-intensity cardio.  If you want results, you hit it hard, and it shows.  Shows in two ways: 1- you stand out.  Not because you’re trying to put on a show but because it just takes more energy to put out at such levels.  2- you get more out of the workout in a shorter period of time.  Saves time. You see the correlation now?  Half-ass or badass?  Badass doesn’t mean right or wrong.  It just produces better results.  When it comes to recruiting, you don’t want to settle for less than the best candidate for the position. We don’t do badass for the sake of being badass.  It’s not a show of who’s better or not.  It’s just a product of the effort that goes into it.  Badass sales recruiting means finding the best sales candidates for the job.  How do we do that?  It’s no secret, check out a few posts that go into the how of badass recruiting.   You Want to Know What Makes Them Tick! How To P90X Your Job Search Job vs Career & What That Means For Your Next Sales Hire Why Vine Recruiting is a Good Idea Show Me the Money  How Can Recruiters REALLY Connect?  Why This 18 Year Old’s Cover Letter is Better Than Yours Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable Are You On A Mission? Top 10 List for Interviewing How to Hire Like the Pros - Be the Best The Essence Of Recruiting Where Are You on the Chart? The Ins & Outs of Interviewing What Is Your Story?  Use Images to Amp Up Your Social Recruiting Efforts Listening Creates AHA! Moments Sales – Diamonds or Dirt!  How to Hire a Closer. The Kernel of Truth: Why Voice Is At The Heart of Social Recruiting The Art of Recruiting  Recruiting: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  It’s on you! How to Find “A Players” TODAY The Day We Walked Away from $25,000 Dollars Learn How to Interview From the Pros: The #1 Lesson For Hiring the Best Talent Are You A Recruiter or a Sales Person? You Should Be Both! The Biggest Mistake Poor Recruiters Make, the Good Ones Don't 8 "Oh-hell-yeah!" Tricks to Optimize Linked-in As a Talent Sourcing Tool Why it's Hard to Identify Killer Sales People in an Interview and What to Do About It KEEP CALM AND USE A RECRUITER Could You be Hiring the "King of the Pigs" Can A Great Resume Prevent You From Hiring an "A" Player? You Know You're Interviewing an "A" Player When . . . Experience Doesn’t Matter — If Your Sales Candidates Don’t Have These 3 ThingsHow the Best Sales Leaders do Reference ChecksNO is the Biggest Little Word in Business!   Yes there are more than one or two things to consider, but at least ya got us to make sure nothing is left to fall between the cracks.  Stay tuned for more help to be the baddest badass recruiter and hire the baddest badass sales person for your team.  Hopefully you get the point: badass isn’t just a catchy adj. we use to describe our recruiting; it’s a strategy that calls for the best results. If you want some one-on-one help, connect with a recruiter and he/she can get ya goin’. Connect


Keenan is A Sales Guy Inc’s CEO/President and Chief Antagonist. He’s been selling something to someone for his entire life. He’s been teaching and coaching almost as long. With over 20 years of sales experience, which he’ll tell you he doesn’t give a shit about, Keenan has been influencing, learning from and shaping the world of sales for a long time. Finder of the elephant in the room, Keenan calls it as he sees it and lets nothing or no one go unnoticed.