Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 23) The Interview.

An unemployed salesman walked into the human resources department of a large company and handed in his job application.  As the HR executive scanned his resume, she realized that the salesman had been fired from every job he ever had.

"If you don't mind me saying so, your employment history us appalling,"  said the executive.  "You've been dismissed from all twelve jobs you've had, and you've only been working for six years!"

"I know," agreed the salesman.

"Well, I'm afraid I can't allow you to be hired for any position within our firm.  Unless you can think of one good reason we should hire you?"

"Well," said the salesman, "at least it shows, I'm not a quitter!"

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that persistence against resistance is the only way to win.  If you get fired from your job, or you lose an account, shake it off and keep moving forward.   Never let one or a dozen small setbacks, permanently discourage your will to succeed.

"Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.  The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning."   
                                                        -   Dennis Waitley