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Anyone else having trouble hiring?

I am looking for reps for my (fast growing) company.


Either itโ€™s because of the unemployment gravy train or because kids are soft nowadays but I cannot get ANYONE worth while to interview.


Anyone else?

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Rallier
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Account Executive
I can already tell I would never want to work with you. You can't find talent, and your reason is unemployment and kids being soft? Maybe it's time you take a look at yourself in the mirror. YOU sound like the problem here
privateryan
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Big gulps, eh?
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sideshow_bob
Opinionated
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Business Owner
"Unemployment gravy train or because kids are soft nowadays"ย 

Give me a break. I know so many driven young people that are killing it in sales roles. Hiring is hard right now, but you just sound like a miserable person. I agree with @Rallierย 
privateryan
Politicker
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Director of Sales
I may have misrepresented my position - my apologies.ย 

Iโ€™m a young person myself, I have a young staff, and weโ€™re a young, growing company.ย 

My point was it seems the target demo I have for hiring is folks just like my current team. Unfortunately, theyโ€™re telling me their friends or college buddies arenโ€™t interested because โ€œtheyโ€™re sticking to unemployment for nowโ€ย 

so you seeโ€ฆthatโ€™s my feedback I get. Love hearing from yโ€™all though, so please keep some positive feedback coming. Iโ€™ll certainly evaluate my leadership; Iโ€™m certainly not miserable though ;)
privateryan
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+4
Director of Sales
Also, as you mentioned hiring is challenging, anything youโ€™ve done thatโ€™s worked for you?ย 
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
I have found it tough, but youโ€™re reasoning is just an excuse.ย 

there are lots of people out there, most not that good, and the good ones want bucks.ย 

I think you need to evaluate what you want whether itโ€™s A players and then go and find them or b players that you coach up. A players are TOUGH to findย 
privateryan
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
In your experience, aside from high OTE, what else are people looking for?ย 

Useful feedback from @LadyCloser b/c our OTE is highest in the industry in my market (average is 100, we're closer to 200) but we work longer hours and almost 0 remote. Is working remote that important?ย 
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Base + OTE I think now.ย 

one thing on your OTE, it may be high but how many reps are getting there? If itโ€™s a good percentage then Iโ€™d lean on that as that OTE then becomes more achievable.

remote seems to be important nowadays. Thereโ€™s been a few threads on here saying how important WFH is. I havenโ€™t found it being too much of an issue, but we have hybrid.ย 

I actually used sales Nav to find candidates previously, especially if industry experience is valuable. Set up a search, put in the job title and previously worked at xyz and you should be able to pull a decent list.ย 
Ladycloser
Fire Starter
+3
Sales Executive
i know that the sales world is super competitive right now in terms of hiring/recruiting. You've got to have a good base, commission structure, reputation, product, and culture to get and keep top talent right now. Try re-evaluating what you are offering and the dollar you are paying maybe? also- are you hiring for remote work? That may help!
privateryan
Politicker
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Director of Sales
Good point. Very little of what we do is remote but it is outside sales so weโ€™re not stuck in a cubicle. Very little cold calling as well which I thought would be attractive; however, after this last year it seems most love working remote.ย 
poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I have been looking for 2 SDRs for 3 months. Every time we get a good candidate in the pipe they get an offer at least 20K over our budget from one of the big wallets (SFDC, Oracle, etc) that we can't compete with. The market is FUEGO right now.
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