In This Chapter
Assessing your current sales representatives
Understanding what makes a successful salesperson
Hiring new sales representatives to your team
Conducing a professional interview
Defining what you’re looking for in a new salesperson
Avoiding the professional interviewees
Working in sales management you’ll likely find that your job, at times, resembles that of a coach, and your sales team is much like a roster of players. (Hopefully without the spitballs.)
You hope to have some salespeople who are A-level players, but the great majority of your team is likely to be made up of B and C players and, undoubtedly you have your share of D and F players. Now, this is not to say these players are bad, but sales works on a scale: If someone is the best, then, unfortunately, someone else has to be the worst.
Your job is determine ...