C-store food is a health menace.
Some folks make career decisions that remind me of C-store late-night food choices.
Driven by convenience and short-term needs.
By desperation and bad-job-escapism.
Versus long-term needs and career optimization.
US unemployment rate stands at 4%.
For college graduates it’s 2%.
You’re a Business-to-Business (B2B) sales person with a college degree?
Your unemployment rate is deep in negative territory.
Demand for your talent exceeds supply.
Recall Economics 101 class: when demand exceeds supply, prices go up.
Your price = your compensation.
So, you can change sales jobs today.
Gain a higher base salary and first-year on-target earnings.
Convenience to change sales jobs for quick money can be a trap.
Chasing the highest paying sales job today rarely leads to sales career growth maximization.
Wiser alternative: be contrarian and take the long view.
Put your base salary and this year’s total pay on a mental shelf.
Find a sales CAREER, not another sales JOB.
Find an industry with longevity and growth upside.
Find a challenging sales environment that will stretch your skills.
Find a company culture worth joining for a career, not a job.
Find a boss (and mentors and leaders) you will respect.
Find people to help you learn and grow in a true profession.
Find flexibility, freedom and work/life balance.
Find great long-term money.
Find total rewards.
If you do make a change, make a great career maximization decision, not a job move driven by today money or year-one money.
Oh, and never eat a C-store hot dog.
P.S. A shameless plug: please consider the commercial insurance broker career. I know some folks you should know.