Whether you’ve been recruited or simply hired, everyone wants to know how to impress the boss on the first day. Unless you plan to close your first deal before lunch, these simple strategies will help you impress your sales manager and get your new job started on the right foot.
Ask Great Questions
This is good advice no matter what you’re doing in sales, but it’s especially important when you’re starting a new role. You’re going to get a lot of information thrown at you, and asking questions shows that you’re curious, engaged, and motivated. Nobody expects you to know everything on day one and they’d rather you ask today than screw things up tomorrow.
Bring Some Prospects
This isn’t an invitation to grab the client list from your last company as you’re walking out the door. However, if your network has some legitimate prospects there’s nothing a sales manager appreciates more than someone who drives revenue. If you don’t have anything in the Rolodex, just do some research and see if there’s any news out there that might’ve flown below the radar at your new company.
Propose New Tools
Companies are always looking for ways to be more efficient and productive. If you’re coming from an organization that was leveraging social media really effectively or had a killer CRM, don’t be afraid to let your new employers know about it. They’ll appreciate the perspective even if they don’t implement anything new.
Make 30/60/90 Goals
And share them with your new manager. They might be a little ambitious but every boss appreciates someone who comes in looking to succeed. They’ll also appreciate that you’re making yourself accountable, which is a hallmark of a strong salesperson.
Meet Everyone In The Office
It’s true what they say about good impressions so don’t waste your chance to make a good one. Remember names, shake hands and make sure you take lunch with the team. They’re going to be a big factor in your success and you’ll be spending a lot of time with them. It’ll also show your sales manager that you’re a team player who knows how to build relationships.
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