Graduates who have great communication skills and knowledge of computing technology should look into IT sales positions. Indeed, many graduates with a good grasp of technology typically go into the programming or development side of information technology. However, IT firms have just as big a need for IT sales professionals as they do technical staff. The competition between IT companies of all sizes is increasing daily, as the Internet and more inexpensive equipment has allowed smaller competitors a chance to enter the marketplace. As such, a skilled IT sales recruiter is important because they bring the attention of the consuming public to their company's product.
While IT sales departments are in high need of sales professionals, graduates need to think carefully before accepting a position with these companies. After all, the increase in IT sales recruitment has meant that it is a job market favourable to graduates. A talented IT sales professional can shop around for the right job while assembling a good sketch of the IT industry in the process. Indeed, new graduates and young professionals should use IT sales recruitment to meet their individual goals. A graduate who is interested in IT sales as a means to vault into other IT positions should work with a recruiting agency to find the right job. IT recruiters work closely with IT firms to recruit the right professionals by offering exclusive positions and gearing their efforts toward a specific group of graduates.
However, some IT sales graduates want to play the field a bit and learn more about the industry before committing fully. Recruiting agencies can facilitate temporary or short term opportunities for IT graduates to gain experience, learn about the profession, and earn a paycheque while doing all of this. With a few projects on their CV, a graduate is in a great position to land a career position as an IT sales professional. However, there are IT sales graduates who want to enter career track positions immediately. In this scenario, graduates can utilise the IT sales recruitment apparatus to meet their long term goals.
Graduates can speak with recruiters at job fairs, university presentations, and career nights at a corporate office. In these conversations, IT graduates can gauge the level of interest by a recruiter in their talents. From there, IT sales graduates can compile a list of companies which fit their long term career goals. In the end, the importance of IT sales in the market today makes it an ideal environment for new graduates to enter the work force.
Mark Doherty is a Director of Alexander Chapel Associates. A specialist sales recruitment company with a focus in IT sales jobs, logistics jobs and supply chain recruitment.