Sales Recruiter Humor I heard this joke a couple of days ago and thought it was worth passing along:

HR Rep: Here is a stack of resumes for your open sales position.

Hiring Manager: Can you please show me the good resumes.

HR Rep: Here you go. [hands over a dozen resumes]

Hiring Manager:  [Takes the resumes and throws six of them in a waste basket, then hands the other six back to the HR Rep] I will interview these six.

HR Rep: What about the ones you just threw away??!

Hiring Manager: They were unlucky and I don’t hire unlucky sales people.

Note – The joke above sounds ridiculous, but if we are honest we have to accept that luck is a big part of sales success. Fortunately, luck is often not happenstance. The rep that works consistently hard and smart, will create more good luck .

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Eliot Burdett

CEO at Peak Sales Recruiting
Before Peak, Eliot spent more than 20 years building and leading companies, where he took the lead in recruiting and managing high performance sales teams. He co-founded Ventrada Systems (mobile applications) and GlobalX (e-commerce software). He was also Vice President of Sales for PointShot Wireless.

Eliot received his B. Comm. from Carleton University and has been honored as a Top 40 Under 40 Award winner.

He co-authored Sales Recruiting 2.0, How to Find Top Performing Sales People, Fast and provides regular insights on sales team management and hiring on the Peak Sales Recruiting Blog.

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