Sales Insights with Sarah

Hiring and Developing for Junior Sales

June 09, 2021 Season 1 Episode 49
Sales Insights with Sarah
Hiring and Developing for Junior Sales
Show Notes

Hello and welcome to the Sales Insights with Sarah podcast.  In this episode, Sarah Downs talks about hiring and developing for junior salespeople.  This is something that many small businesses are terrified of because it can take a lot of resources and can feel like a lot of hard work.

In this podcast, Sarah will openly share the good, the bad, and the ugly of her entrepreneurial journey to date and also interview others to share their own sales insights.



About learning to listen.

Give advice.

Help them come up with answers on their own.

Use a data-driven approach to hire an individual.


"If you can get the right person in the first place that is committed and coachable and had the desire to achieve it can be a great journey for both of you."

"Onboarding piece is so important if you want someone to talk about the business the way you would yourself"

"Giving that constant support and attention, making sure you take time out as a sales leader to coach."


I am the Co-founding Director of Doqaru Ltd, a data-driven sales and marketing consultancy for engineering, technology and professional services companies.
 I've directly served over 85 companies in a sales consultancy capacity in the past 5 years, and have indirectly supported hundreds of businesses through online workshops and various content. My company, Doqaru, were nominated as finalists for Start-up Business of the Year by the Federation of Small Businesses and Great British Entrepreneur Awards in 2019 and 2020.
 I'm a Fellow of the Association of Professional Sales (APS) and care about helping organisations to grow revenue and drive the performance of their sales teams.  I have a passion for people and have recently co-authored Amazon No1 Bestselling Purposeful People, an anthology about finding purpose and purpose-driven leadership.

As an ex-trauma nurse I’ve learned a lot about how to truly connect and engage with people, even during the most emotional and vulnerable points in life.  I now use this knowledge and experience to help my clients to ‘Sell Like a Nurse’ and build human connection that makes a difference in business.

So, I know a thing or two about strategy, making meaningful connections and building relationships with purpose….just what you need in Social Selling!



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