2022 Graduate SDR role starting July 2022
Job Title: Sales Development Representative
Salary: £35,000 Basic + £15,000 Commission OTE
Are you a 2022 graduate looking to figure out what you want to do next? Are you looking to start a role this July 2022? We might be able to help you!
At Venatrix, we specialise in placing candidates into entry level Sales Development Representative (SDR) roles in fast growth start-up tech companies.
The companies we work with tend to offer candidates;
- A competitive basic salary of £30,000- £35,000 plus commission of £10,000-£15,000 meaning first year earning often reach £50,000
- A detailed onboarding and ongoing training
- A fun working environment – cool office, exciting benefits like unlimited holiday and trips abroad
- A clear progression path to become a full cycle salesperson or leader
- Exposure to the inner workings of a company which can be valuable in your early career years
Our candidates put the power behind the some of the biggest brands in the world. The candidates that we place help shape the commercial world as the platforms they sell help companies like Tiktok, Instagram and GymShark to operate successfully. You may not have heard of our clients directly, but they are having a huge impact on technology, brands and how we live our lives.
What is a Sales Development Representative?
A Sales Development Representative (let’s call them SDRs from now on) is a salesperson that works at the start of the sales process. When you’re an SDR, your job is to reach out to prospects who may not know anything about your company or what you sell – and begin a relationship that will end up in a sale.
You have several tools at your disposal to grab your prospects’ attention – you can make cold calls (don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds!), send emails, reach out on LinkedIn, even make short snappy videos. Whatever works, basically!
Once you’ve got hold of your prospect, you’ve got to:
- Build good rapport with them
- Work out if they have a need for your product be asking intelligent questions
- Move them to the next stage of your sales process – usually booking a meeting for someone else in the team to sit until you gain experience
After that, an Account Executive (AE) will take over and close the deal. Good SDRs are a valuable part of the sales team, as the warmer your prospects are at the start of the sales process, the more likely they are to become customers. SDRs are typically first jobbers, often straight out of university. Being an SDR is not an easy job, but it is fun, well-paid, and you’ll learn skills that can take you anywhere.
Progression Paths as an SDR!
Being an SDR isn’t just a job. It’s your first step towards a glittering career – in sales and beyond. When you become an SDR, the average time you’ll spend in that position is 13-18 months. What happens after that? If you work hard and achieve results, just about anything!
You might decide to become an SDR Manager – and help bring through a new generation of talented salespeople just like you.
Or you might prefer to become an Account Executive (or AE) and work at the business end of the sales process, closing deals.
If you make a success of these roles, you may end up leading the entire sales team.
How does Venatrix help?
We help people like you quickly meet and impress hiring managers in exciting companies. The process starts with an exploratory call with one of our consultants about your career aspirations and how we can help you meet them.
To start the process hit the “Apply” button to submit your CV and a member of the team will get back to you.
Venatrix is a graduate recruitment solutions provider run by graduates for graduates.
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