Looking for a Cannabis Sales Job?

Landing your first cannabis sales job is easier than you might think. Thousands of new cannabis businesses are born every year, and those companies need qualified salespeople to move their products. Fortunately, whether you have previous sales experience or not, you can find a cannabis sales job in your area. But first, you must sell yourself.

As well-seasoned recruiters, the team at M&F Talent has conducted countless searches for cannabis industry salespeople. As such, we have a critical understanding of the demands and challenges faced by cannabis industry sales professionals. Here are some words of wisdom for those looking for a cannabis sales job:

Sales Experience is Important; Highlight It

If you have experience in sales, great! Previous sales experience means you know the importance of strong customer relationships. You understand how to foster that important connection with prospects and leads. When developing your cannabis sales job resume, be sure to highlight this critical skill.

Furthermore, your experience in sales proves that you know how to be an advocate for the customer by up-selling them on products they need – whether they knew they needed those products or not. You take the time to get to know the customer’s unique circumstances and preferences and customize their buyer journey to go beyond their expectations.

In the Cannabis Job Search, Knowledge is Power

Even without sales experience, you can prove your value to a cannabis sales team by sharing your extensive knowledge of the subject. There is no better salesperson than one who loves what they are selling. Therefore, before applying for the next cannabis sales job,  research the product and other key factors that contribute to cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system.

When either writing your cannabis resume or preparing for your cannabis sales job interview, highlight your knowledge in precise detail. For example, instead of saying “knowledgeable about cannabis,” try something like “Thoroughly researched cannabis topics including hydroponic cultivation, local regulatory laws, and cannabis consumer demographics.” The more detailed your experience and the closer it relates to the company’s product and target audience, the higher the likelihood you’ll be invited to participate in the next phase of the job search process.

Finally, it’s important to understand just how you will use this information to help the customer. Can you offer product advice based on your in-depth knowledge? Or will you stick to a script when pitching a product? Clearly explain how your cannabis and product familiarity will help you in your new cannabis sales position.

The cannabis industry needs salespeople just like you. Whether you have experience as a salesperson or not, you can find a cannabis sales job with a little hard work and a carefully crafted resume. Contact us to learn how we can help.