How to Hire a Business Developer

Does your growing business need a business developer? A business developer seeks to identify potential clients in your desired market by researches their business needs. By combining a focus on business analytics and marketing, a business developer has skilled knowledge about how to give your potential client just what they are looking for.

Here are some tips to help you find great business developer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Business Developers search for Jobs on Indeed*

30,817

job seekers clicked on business developer jobs

6,102,718

resumes from job seekers with management experience on Indeed

671

business developer jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $26.60 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $8.00$86.00 hourly
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Common
$8.00
$86.00

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Business Developer?

Hiring a business developer can be just what your business needs to scale its sales. A business developer will “develop” your company’s offerings and see to it that your client’s needs are being met in the most efficient and profitable way possible.

Contributions of a great business developer:

• Professional sales experience
• Detailed sales analytics
• Additional client support

Skills to look for in a great Business Developer

A great business developer candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Extensive knowledge of business systems
• Experience working with a marketing team
• Data analysis skills
• Accountability
• Attention to detail
• Collaborative work style

Writing a Business Developer job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified business developer candidates. A business developer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for business developer jobs, such as:

• Business Development Officer
• Business Development Associate
• Business Development Representative

Interviewing Business Developer candidates

Strong candidates for business developer positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Experience improving previous business systems
• Method for researching ways to maximize productivity
• Prior business development experience

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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