In 2011, Sales Jobs Will Be There for the Driven

Jordan Rayboy, President and CEO of Rayboy Insider Search, an executive recruitment firm specializing in information storage human resource talent was interviewed in the December issue at  Jordan shares his unique perspective regarding sales jobs in 2011.

By John Rossheim, Monster Senior Contributing Writer

As goes the economy, so goes sales hiring. That simple truth means much remains unclear about the availability and attractiveness of sales jobs in 2011, yet another year when American workers will face extraordinary uncertainty.
Still, momentum seems to favor salespeople, as earning a living by selling got a bit easier in 2010 after the trying times of the two-year recession. “In 2008 and 2009, salespeople took a haircut,” says Jordan Rayboy, president of Rayboy Insider Search, a Davie, Florida, IT recruitment firm. “They worked harder for less pay.” In 2010, more employers were willing to invest in their sales forces, having some faith that customers could be cajoled into buying. In October 2010 there were 145,000 more workers employed in sales and related occupations than a year earlier, although sales unemployment remained quite high at 9.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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