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Help – Need to recruit, not sure where to look


I am looking to recruit someone (full time, paye) with an unusual combination of skills / experience and I was hoping someone could advise me on which job sites job boards I should place adverts or whether there is any other creative way to find what I am looking for. I find there is no lack of trainers with sales experience, but none seem to have much design experience as well.

The person I needs the following skillls/experience:

Sales/ Sales management trainer

Experience of designing sales training course and possibly elearning  (ideally some exposure to developing blended learning, including video scripting)

Sales / Sales management experience

Use to working with global businesses and tight dealines

15 years plus experience

I am looking to hear from L and D / training folk (not recruiters ...)



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4 Responses

  1. Linkedin

    Hi Pete

    What you are looking for doesn’t sound that specialist so I’m sure you will find the right person.

    If you have no budget for a specialist recruitment agency I would "hang around" Linkedin groups and post the message you posted on here. It’s quite a small world so shouldn’t take long to get what you want.

    Not sure why you don’t use a recruiter…you only pay if they send you what you want so absolutely nothing to be scared of. Lots of specialist training ones so they will be in a good position to help you quickly.

    Good luck



  2. Sales Trainer

    Hi Peter,

    I have seen this opportunity posted elsewhere. Whilst I fit the bill there is no way I would want to lose my independence at any price. I enjoy the variety and the challenges that working independently brings.
    The challenge as I see it for you is to find good sales trainers with real sales experience and the ability to design programmes. Any good ones are doing it for themselves  – and earning good money. However there are lots of sales trainers out there and I am sure there will be one who might be finding it tough going marketing themselves.
    LinkedIn would be a good place to start. Search on sales trainers. There would be a few good groups to approach too!
    There are a lot of trainers active on Twitter so that might also be a good place to put a shout out. I was directed to this post by some of my followers who thought I might be interested. If you are on Twitter let me know and I will put a shout out for you. @peterramsden


    Peter Ramsden

    Sales Training


  3. Changeboard

    Hi Pete

    Changeboard is usually pretty good for L&D roles.  Alternatively if you have details or a link would be happy to circulate the spec to my contacts for you.


  4. Age discrimination

     Hi Pete

    I’d be a little wary of asking for 15 years experience. Unless you can objectively justify why you need that much experience you could be accused of age discrimination.

    I’m reminded of a comment I once heard when someone who was very anti-change said they had 20 years experience. The answer was you’ve had 1 years experience x 20 as you’ve not changed or learned anything new.


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