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Five Tips To Stand Out When Applying For A Sales Role At KnowBe4

By: KnowBe4 HR

Published: 26 Oct 2022
Last Updated: 26 Oct 2022

Working in sales at KnowBe4 is a special position, not only for its uncapped commissions and company-wide bonuses but also for personal and career development opportunities as well as the unique team culture. If you are interested in career opportunities in sales, then today's blog is for you; we’re sharing five tips from our recruitment team on how you can stand out when applying for a sales role at KnowBe4! 

Provide Us With Data

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Show us the numbers! Instead of simply telling us that you "achieved quota" on your resume, provide us with a more data-driven response. For example, you could mention, “I exceeded annual quota by 110% resulting in $360k in new business won last year.” This would certainly help your resume stand out from other resumes.


Highlight Hobbies That Relate To Your Sales Skills

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Are you involved in a golf league? Do you participate in a monthly book club? Maybe you like to run marathons? Whatever the case may be, if you are involved in any activities outside of work, we want to hear about it! Many hobbies require skills that can help you on your path to being a successful sales rep at KnowBe4! For instance, the willingness to learn, the ability to be coached, or having a general competitive spirit can all give you an advantage for being noticed. Plus, it's a great icebreaker to use when you start chatting with your recruiter.


Tell Us Why You Love Working In Sales

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Our recruiters love when candidates share information about what they are looking for in a new position and what they love most about sales. Whether it's the thrill of the hunt, winning new business, or building ongoing relationships with existing clients, sharing what you're most interested in will help us ensure we have the right match!


Showcase Your Drive For Growth

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At KnowBe4, we are all about continuous education, so we encourage you to talk to your recruiter about what classes, certifications, or other resources you utilize to stay at the top of your sales game! Any way you can show how your skills have grown from one position to the next is a huge selling point. Our CEO, Stu, encourages employees to spend an hour of their day (5 hours a week) learning a new skill or perfecting an old one. We even provide bonuses for anyone who earns certifications related to their position, and we will cover all of the costs associated with the certification. Showcasing what steps you are taking to further your skillset and career is a resume essential!


Do Your Homework On KnowBe4

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We appreciate it when a candidate has a general understanding of our products, mission, and company culture. This shows our recruiters and hiring managers that you care enough about this opportunity and our company to spend a little time researching both. Taking the extra step to understand more about who we are as an organization will certainly make you stand out amongst the other candidates during the interview process. If you're reading this blog, you're already doing great!

End of Quarter Spirit Week

A career in sales at KnowBe4 is an exciting opportunity! So what are you waiting for? Apply today! Whether you're looking for a full-time sales role or you are a student applying for our Sales Career Accelerator program, we hope you found these tips useful, and we look forward to your application.

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