The logistics industry is essential to keep our globalised world functioning, and given the emergence of technology it’s no surprise the logistics sector is at the forefront of new digital innovation. We read an interesting blog recently by Stefan Flannery at John Good shipping, and it motivated us to write this short piece on the growth of digital in the transport & supply chain sector.
There is a longstanding stigma that those of us with a desire to work in sales are only driven by the financial benefits the industry can offer, however this idea that all salespeople are Jordan Belfort wannabes or idolise Monopoly’s Rich Uncle Pennybags’ are simply untrue. Finances are an extremely important factor when considering a career in sales as they are with most positions, but it is not the only the only benefit and motivator for people working within this industry.
This fantastic blog by Anthony Iannarino combats the stigma behind working in sales and outlines the other influences that attract people to work in the industry.
There comes a point during your career when you need to have that awkward conversation with your boss, bills are increasing as is your workload, and you feel your salary now needs to reflect these changes. You’ve been at the company for an extended period of time, you work hard to make sure that you fulfil what is expected of you day in and out, and hope that this has been recognised by your employers and your question won’t be a surprise.
Naturally we all hope the pay rise comes before we ask, but if it hasn’t and you need to have that chat then this blog by the BBC could help you go into that conversation prepared, with all the weapons in your arsenal to ensure you don’t come out wishing you had done more.
As somebody who has worked his entire career on the other side of the table, knocking on doors and cold-calling in the hope people with buying power would spend money with me, in my early years I often thought how great it would be to just spend, instead of continually trying to justify and convince others to spend with me.