The city of London is huge. With a resident population of 8.1 million, there are plenty of customers to sell to. In addition, every day around 2 million additional customers are in the city. Just over 1 million of them are commuters and the rest are tourists or people visiting London for other reasons. This means that any firm that does business in the capital has around 10 million potential clients, literally on their doorstep. Understandably, most firms have some sort of presence in the capital, even if they are not actually based there.
For anyone who works in sales this is very good news. It means that there are plenty of opportunities for work in London. When it comes to sales jobs, London is definitely the place to look. However, despite this fact it is important to realise that finding a sales role in London can still take time.
These days there is a lot of competition for jobs. It is not unusual for firms to receive 30 or 40 applications for each position they advertise. In some cases, they receive over 100 applications.
Therefore, you need to be realistic about your chances of finding sales work in London. They are good, but you will have to work at it and focus your job search to be successful.
If you are looking for sales jobs in London, the best approach is to focus your search on recruitment agencies that specialise in recruiting for the sales industry. These are the agencies that most companies turn to when they want sales personnel. Therefore, this is where you will find the majority of positions advertised.
Look for the Best Agencies
Focus your search on the bigger agencies. They have the majority of the vacancies and tend to have better search facilities on their websites. This will enable you to narrow your search down to a specific sector or area of London. Some even allow you to narrow your search down by salary. Take the time to read the job description and tailor each of your applications this will bring you more invitations for interviews.
For the biggest list of sales jobs London has to offer visit the Sales Target website. Hundreds of London firms list their sales vacancies with us.