4 tips for landing (and nailing) your first job in sales

Nov 19 2019, 9:35 am

Have you found yourself naturally winning people over in life? Maybe you had a lemonade stand when you were little or were always able to convince your friends into going on that road trip everyone wasn’t sure about.

Whether you’ve got the gift of the gab, have a flair for having a positive spin on everything, or are looking for a career where you can travel and meet new people constantly, sales jobs are a great way to kick start any career. And a career in the industry can be extremely rewarding.

Since companies typically receive hundreds of applications for one job, landing your first sales job requires street smarts and preparation — and sometimes a little luck.

Here are our tips to make landing a sales job smooth sailing.

Pinpoint your passions

Sales team/Ledcor

Finding out what you’re passionate about and what you value will be a big help when deciding on which company you want to work for. After all, if you’re selling hockey gear and have never been into sports, it might not be an area that you can talk at length about — which is one of the key things you’ll need to be able to do if you pursue a career in sales.

Just make sure you research the company to make sure it aligns with your own passion, whether it be in community involvement or growth opportunities.

Get to know yourself

It doesn’t need to be strictly a specific passion that you end up becoming a sales rep for, either. You can apply this notion to your overarching values or interests too. For example, if giving back to the community is important to you, you could become a sales rep for a hospital. If you’re interested in the latest gadgets and technology, finding a way to connect people with those products could lead to a really fulfilling career. Whichever company you decide to work for, finding one that aligns with your interests and values is key.

Stay curious

Sales team/Ledcor

During your interview, don’t be afraid to ask questions and get to know the company that you’ll be potentially working for. The questions you ask will help you stand out and also show off your listening skills to a company looking to hire you — so they can envision you using these skills on the job.

Stay connected

Once the interview is over, follow up with a simple thank you. If you want to stand out and think outside the box, you could even send a short video. It will show your potential employer how interested you are in the job and it’s a polite way to remind them that you’re taking this job interview seriously — and that you’re still interested.


If you’re looking to get your foot in the door of an exciting career in sales, Ledcor Technical Services is currently hiring driven go-getters for its sales team.

You’ll be selling in-demand telecommunications products for TELUS in communities across BC and Alberta. If you love travelling, meeting new people, and setting your own pace, this is the job for you.

Not only will you build on your entrepreneurial, marketing, and communication skills, but you’ll be a part of a fun, supportive, and energetic team. You’ll get 100% commission with uncapped earnings and incentives like clothing, electronics, watches, and paid vacations. Did we mention the travel? This is not a desk job!

If you’re energetic, ambitious, and can’t wait to start your career in sales, you should consider joining Ledcor Technical Services’ sales team. Learn more and apply today.