90 Days to Your New Sales Career

I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of job seekers find new employment. It’s great work.

In coaching my clients, I found that many job seekers need help navigating the job search process. They are also unaware of the new technology that companies are using to recruit sales candidates and how to become visible to sales leaders who are hiring for their team.

Most importantly, job seekers need a guide to help them on a day-to-day basis. Many wake up in the morning and wonder, “What should I to do today to find a new job?”

As a result, I was encouraged to author 90 Days to Your New Sales Career. It is your daily “To Do” list…one page per day. You will be able to view and download each day’s suggested activities right from the day you were released from your job. Each day is broken down into three sections:

  • Mind – This section contains suggestions on your activities for the day or important tips on job search tactics.
  • Body – If you have not developed an exercise or nutrition program to improve your health, now is a great time to start. In this section, I will give you suggested activities and ways to make your exercise routine both productive and informative.
  • Spirit – I will provide you with an inspirational quote for the day…something to ponder and to keep your spirits high.

Each day will be published as both a daily LinkedIn status update and cataloged here for your reference. Every 90 days, I will republish the series, starting with Day 1, making sure that the content is relevant and up-to-date. I hope this information is valuable to you. We welcome your feedback.

Good luck in your job search!

Ken Lazar, Principal
Ability Professional Network, LLC


Day Thirteen | Crafting Your LinkedIn Profile Part 2 Mind Here is an important issue with LinkedIn.  If your profile does not show that you are currently employed, you cannot reach “All-Start” status.  That’s right.  You now have two choices. If you ... Read More
September 17, 2017Ken Lazar


Day 12 | 12 (Almost) Indisputable Facts About LinkedIn Profile Preparation Mind Twelve (Almost) Indisputable Facts About LinkedIn Profile Preparation: You must have one. Your photograph must be professionally taken. Your headline must reflect the position you are seeking and a brief value ... Read More
September 4, 2017Ken Lazar


Day Eleven | Crafting Your LinkedIn Profile Part 1 Mind LinkedIn is the most widely used social network for sales professionals on the Internet.  It is the network of choice for corporate and third party recruiters.  Every recruiter and sales leader will ... Read More
August 28, 2017Ken Lazar


Day Ten | Writing Your Resume Mind By this time, you have gathered all of the information to prepare your resume and you know all of my resume tips.  You now have two choices.  You can write your own resume or you ... Read More
August 19, 2017Ken Lazar


Day Nine | Before You Write Your Resume Mind I look at hundreds of resumes each week.  The overwhelming majority of them are poorly written and most have formatting problems.  Most job seekers write their resumes with the thought that recruiters print ... Read More
August 11, 2017Ken Lazar


Day Eight | 12 (Almost) Indisputable Facts About Resume Preparation Mind Here are twelve things that you need to know before crafting your resume: Everyone will have an opinion about your resume. Listen only to those people who are at a level that ... Read More
August 7, 2017Ken Lazar


Day Seven | More Resume Research Mind Today, I would like you to go and dig up your old sales reports, Daytimers, Franklin Planners, electronic calendars, expense reports, proposals and any other documents that you have in your possession.  You are going to ... Read More
August 3, 2017Ken Lazar


Day Six | Resume Research Mind You are going to need a resume.  Very few sales professionals that I know have successfully landed a new role without one.  Most people think that a resume is just a reverse chronological summary of their career.  ... Read More
July 26, 2017Ken Lazar


Day 5 | Your Short and Long Term Job Search Strategy Mind Today is the most important day of your job search.  Today, you are going to focus on determining your short and long-term job search strategies. Sales Career Dilemma – If you are like ... Read More
July 22, 2017Ken Lazar


Day Four | Grab Your Phone Mind Today you are going to call the customer service departments of every one of your credit card, insurance, mortgage, utility, school loans or other accounts on which you make monthly payments.  Tell customer service that you ... Read More
July 19, 2017Ken Lazar


  Day 3 | Family Day Mind I have been studying how people find jobs for the past 20 years.  One thing that I learned is that the job search takes people out of their comfort zone.   The job search is going ... Read More
July 16, 2017Ken Lazar


Day 2 | Get Organized Mind The average time it takes to hire a person in the US is currently about 28 days.  That doesn’t seem like a very long time at first glance.  What is significant is that ... Read More
July 14, 2017Ken Lazar


Day One | You’re Fired Mind Layoffs are typically handed out on Friday.  It’s a terrible time. Now you have the entire weekend to stew…fret…get angry…get scared…and generally feel bad. You might feel like this: Numb – I absolutely didn’t ... Read More
July 13, 2017Ken Lazar