How A Sales Guy Sold Himself Into A Job After Two Layoffs

Rhona Bronson
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Bill O'Connor* was laid off in February 2014 after three years of working his way up from a sales associate to a sales manager at a mid-sized media company. Within one month, he gained employment at another media company, although for less money. He's not worried though because he can see possibilities to work his way back up the ladder.

But here's what makes Bill's story particularly compelling. It's not the first time it's happened to him. In fact, this is the second time in his 30+ year sales career that he's landed on his feet within one month of ending a previous sales position. Although not comfortable sharing his name, Bill agreed to share his personal sales philosophy and success tips in gaining new sales jobs.

Q:You landed your next job within 1-2 months of being laid off. What steps did you take to effect such a fast turn-around?