At Bandalier, we’re always looking for new ways to break down old perceptions of what it means to be a successful salesperson. As part of our commitment to constant improvement, or kaizen, our team members are always looking for new ways to reach more prospective customers for our clients. We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to book demos and reach prospects, whether we’re testing out video outreach or testing our email deliverability!

We’ve written blog posts previously about how Bandalier differs from traditional call centers, and our team members have consistently shown that they aren’t your stereotypical salespeople. Our team includes a range of introverts and extroverts with all levels of experience, living from coast to coast!

We asked Alex Boucard, this year’s Kaizen Award winner, to talk about his experience as someone who got his start with outsourced inside sales on the Bandalier team – here’s what he wrote:

“All my life people have told me I would be good at sales, but I didn’t think it was for me. One day a friend told me about Bandalier, an inside sales company. At first, I was reluctant to apply – the last thing I wanted to be was an annoying salesperson making cold calls, sending cold emails. But Bandalier has shown me that sales is so much more than cold outreach.

Since I’ve started working at Bandalier, my views on sales have entirely changed. As a sales development representative, my job is to connect with people and offer them a solution to make their lives easier, and I love it. Of course, not everyone sees it that way, and that’s normal! Most people won’t need your services, but for the customer that has a need, you can change their lives for the better. 

Unlike the movies, sales in real life isn’t a zero-sum game! It’s a team effort – you’re working alongside your customers to find the best solution that fits their needs.

If you’re thinking about starting a career in sales I would say go for it! Through sales, I have been fortunate to connect with people from all walks of life and industries.  No two days are the same, and your results are a direct reflection of your efforts. Sales is not easy, it’s an industry that requires grit, determination, and hard work to succeed but it’s also the most rewarding industry.”

If you’re ready to build a career with Bandalier, head over to our website to submit your application to join our team! If you’re just looking for tips and tactics to step up your sales game, check out Bandalier University.