How to Hire a Sale Associate

Does your growing business need a sale associate? Sale Associates can help your company increase sales and customer base.

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

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Sale Associates search for Jobs on Indeed*

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job seekers clicked on sale associate jobs

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resumes from job seekers with sale associate experience on Indeed

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sale associate jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $10.37 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$23.60 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$23.60

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Sale Associate?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great sale associate hire can help your business expand its revenue and acquire new customers. A sale associate can leave a great first impression on a customer and turn them into a customer for life.

• Increased sales
• Great customer service
• Increased customer retention

Skills to look for in a great Sale Associate

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

• Sales training and certification
• CRM software skills
• Basic Math Skills
• Customer Rapport
• Communication to customers
• Ability to sell

Writing a Sale Associate job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Sale Associate candidates. A Sale Associate 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 Sale Associate jobs, such as:

• Sales Rep
• Customer Service Representative
• Inside Sales

Interviewing Sale Associate candidates

Strong candidates for sale associate positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Persuading customers
• Developing a sales strategy
• How to follow up to customers

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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