A lot of you know that I’ve been massively scaling a new company called Straight Line Hiring. If it’s your first time hearing about it, Straight Line Hiring is where I’m actually taking a step back and handling the entire process of building companies’ salesforces for them. That means recruiting, training, and delivering great people on a volume basis.
Now, one of the biggest problems people have when they’re hiring for sales is -- how do you know who’s actually good? Because going to Harvard really has nothing to do with whether or not you can close at a high level and keep your mindset positive after getting hung-up on by 100 straight prospects.
That type of mental stamina usually comes from a different type of recruit -- one of my favorite types of person to hire for any sales organization: military veterans. And time-after-time, the results I see from former service members just blow away anyone else.
Why is this?
I’m not a scientist. I really can’t say for sure. But here are six reasons I’ve noticed over the years:
Whatever the case, my company, Straight Line Hiring, is putting thousands of veterans to work right now and looking for thousands more. Hiring the right ones is the first step towards building a dynamic sales organization. If that sounds like you, you need to apply for our program right here: