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Career Resources

Candidate Resource Centre

Sales is the worlds greatest profession and when it comes to securing the next dream sales job, you can never be prepared enough. Browse through the many resources provided by Sales Staff Australia and give yourself the edge you need to secure your dream job or improve your sales performance.


Cover Letters

Job seekers often spend countless hours developing their resumes and then treat their cover letters as an afterthought. This can be a critical mistake; the cover letter can help your resume get noticed.

Think of the cover letter as your résumé's cheerleading section. To make the best impression, follow these etiquette rules in Cover Letter Tips.

CV/Resumes

You're a natural at selling products or services for your employer, so why is it so hard to sell yourself on your resume? Don't worry, because you can turn your drab resume into a powerful sales tool by looking at the following Resume Strategies for Sales Professionals.

With employers receiving hundreds of resumes you must make sure that your resume hooks an employer's attention within a 5-second glance. Consider our Top 10 tips for a Killer Resume.

What if you lost all your computer files - including your painstakingly prepared resume? Don't panic, take a moment to read our Resume Recovery Tips.

The Internet has changed the focus of a job search. Just because your resume is nice on paper, it doesn't mean it's nice on a computer. Think about our top 10 peeves at Resume No-No's.

Carefully used buzzwords, also known as keywords, are an important consideration for your resume.

Job Interviews

Prepare yourself for an interview with these handy tips and resources.

Every job candidate, especially if going for a sales position, hopes to click with an interviewer, creating the rapport that will result in a job offer. Examine some examples in our Creating Interview Rapport.

Interviewing for a sales position is a selling exercise itself, where the product you hope to sell is you. Practice some answers in our list of Sample Interview Questions.

Download our suggested and example Interview Thankyou Letter.

Dress for Success

Everyone knows that first impressions are critically important in the Sales arena. Sales Staff Australia wants to give you some tips, pointers and recommendations to make the 'appearance' part of your job as easy as possible by considering our Men's Interview Attire and Women's Interview Attire.

What Are you Worth

Know what to ask for and how to get it. Don't quite know what your sales skills and experience are worth in the Australian market place? Keep up to date with the latest salary information by viewing our Salary Tables.

Leaving a Job

Don't burn any bridges - learn what to do once you've found your next perfect job by looking at our 
Formal Resignation Letter, our Simple Resignation Letter or our Grateful Resignation Letter.

Break Into Sales

Learn about the opportunities in sales.

Have you a passion for the industry? Consider the steps to Succeed in Retail.

Position yourself for success by considering the strategies needed to Land a Job without Sales Experience and read our article as to why Introverts are Good Salespeople.

Have you the skills to fill the numerous opportunities as a Temporary Salesperson.

Sales Careers Paths

The field of sales offers many different options. We’ll help you identify what’s right for you.

Which is more important: Your independence or your interdependence? Evaluate what sort of salesperson you are by reading our Inside or Outside Sales.

Are you the sort of person who can fill an interim need, then read our Temporary Salesperson.

Sales Strategies

Check out different ways to approach customers, find new ones and land the sale.

The best cold calls can yield long-term customers. But how can you make sure they're successful? Learn from our Cold Calling 101.

Quality customer service may be what differentiates a company from its rivals but there are some customers who make offering high-quality service difficult. Evaluate our Dealing with Difficult Customers for ideas that you can use.

Revolutionise your sales by becoming a Sales Force by spending more time in front of customers.

Sales Presentation Tips

Check out different ways to approach customers, find new ones and land the sale.

Learn how to focus the customer on a need or problem that he has and how your product can help him by controlling the First Two Minutes of your Meeting.

Our life experiences are one big seminar on how to be a better salesperson. Imagine yourself in the situation outlined in Control the Focus of the Sale.

How can you be different to your competitors? Learn how to present a unique product in 
Are You Playing the Commodity Game
.

What do you dislike about salespeople? Evaluate some of the reasons which customers have given in 
What Customers Dislike about Salespeople
.