Tagged transferable skills

Tips To Foster Long-Term Client Relationships For A Successful Career In Sales

Any company is only as strong as its current client base. Businesses come and go on a daily basis, but it is the companies that heavily invest in their customer relations that stick around year after year. Whether you are entering a career in sales or are looking to become a marketing manager, you must know how to foster long-term client relationships to be successful in your field. (more…)

How to Move from a Retail Sales Job into a Sales Career at a High-Growth Company

If retail isn’t stimulating you as you’d like it to, the transferable skills you’ve built in that role can help you to land a non-retail sales role. Transitioning from a retail work experience, a sales opportunity at a high-growth company can be challenging. At your retail sales job, you may have had a set of sales techniques you followed and always knew what was expected of you. Once you move into a new role, all this comfort and familiarity goes right out the window. This kind of sales job requires resourcefulness, ambition, and lots of innovation. (more…)

4 Ways Studying Spanish Has Prepared You to be a Better Leader

In high school, I studied Spanish. I memorized vocabulary, discussed sentence structure and grammar, and learned about different cultures that speak the language. Not only was this exciting, but I learned skills that, in turn, made me a better manager today. Good managers continuously build and reflect on their skill sets. Looking back, there were four main benefits of studying Spanish—important skills I developed and continue to use throughout my career. (more…)

How to Showcase Your Passions for a Culture Fit

Our research shows that 92% of company executives believe that culture skills are as important or more important than technical know-how. These are the six characteristics that entrepreneurial leaders value most:

  • Desire to learn
  • Passion: for the mission and culture
  • Scrappiness and grit
  • Ability to thrive amidst ambiguity
  • Excellence at collaboration
  • Willingness to put the company before oneself

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