Frequently Asked Questions

For Employers

How are you different from other sales technology staffing companies?

Traditional staffing companies do not include a formal bootcamp prior to placing their workers. By providing all our talent with a live instructor led bootcamp we are able to lead the industry in quality.

How are you different from other sales bootcamps?

Traditional sales bootcamps rely on student tuition to generate income and revenue. What we do is we invest in our students/associates, preparing them and educating them with the latest training in sales technology. Because AlwaysHired pays for the training, we are highly selective in our recruitment process. We provide the best trained, qualified, and experienced sales development representatives.

Is it more expensive than hiring directly?

No, in fact, our partners generally see a 20% savings compared to the costs they typically incur when recruiting, training, and onboarding in their direct employment process.

Am I able to specify skills that my company needs in our sales development representatives?

Of course. All of the bootcamps and staffing that we run are customized based on our partner's needs. These specifications and skills are discussed during the sales process.

How does your business work with our internal recruiting team?

AlwaysHired is a complement to your internal team. We work closely with your team to identify your ideal candidate profile and then deliver qualified candidates that convert quickly.

For Students

What kind of job will I get?

You'll get hired as a Sales Development Representative (SDR) and be responsible for cold-calling, generating appointments, and learning the industry. Our pre-pay students get jobs as recruiters, managers and account executives.

What salary can I expect?

Average total salary is $75,000 - $85,000 depending on the market. Average base salary is $50,000 with benefits and other standard W2 employee perks.

Do I have to work for one of your partner companies?

No. By choosing to commit to our Hiring Partners, students receive tuition waivers. Students that pay themselves for the sales bootcamp are able to apply and work for any company

What will I learn?

We provide Salesforce Training, as well as training on all major SDR tools. You'll learn sales methodologies and tactics that allow you to cold-call and cold-email executives like a pro. You’ll learn about the tech industry so you can feel confident speaking to tech executives. Finally, you’ll learn how to interview and position your previous life experience in a way a VP of Sales would appreciate. Curriculum Overview.

How far ahead can I sign up?

6 months.

What is Tech Sales?

Tech Sales is defined as generating business for a company that sells hardware, software, or services to or in the Technology Sector. In plain English, this means you will be cold-calling, emailing, and researching companies. Imagine if Skype wanted to start contacting companies to try and sell them Video/Phone services. You would be that person.

Is sales right for me?

Anyone can do sales, but sales is not for everyone. If you are motivated to make money and get promoted then you may have the prerequisites. If you are accountable, have a high work ethic, and are coachable, then you have what it takes today to be successful in a sales role.

What type of company will I work for?

You’ll work for a company that sells software, hardware, or technology services. They’ll either be profitable or venture-backed. If you want a faster promotion, we recommend a smaller startup. If you want more money upfront but are okay being in your role for longer, we recommend a later-stage company.

Do you have scholarships or financial aid?

Students that go to a Hiring Partner do not pay tuition.

Do I need to come to class every day?

Yes. Missing class or not completing homework results in an immediate dismissal from the program. Our reputation is based on the quality and commitment of our Graduates. Medical and life emergencies with a note excuse this rule.

Why do you have 5 stars on Yelp?!

We pay Yelp $1M/Year to have 5 stars. Just kidding! Our CEO has no degree and originally struggled to get into tech. Our team comes from immigrant families. We know companies don’t always do right by their customers, but one of our core values is always putting the student before everything else. We have a great online presence because we do great, honest work. Try other sites as well, like Google+ and Glassdoor.

Do I actually learn how to close?

Yes. The 2nd week of training is focused on Sales Training. We’ve had founders, recruiters, and AEs learn to close via AlwaysHired.

What is the difference between the internship model (1099) and the employment model (W2)?

We provide sales internships for those focused on gaining experience. We also provide a formal remote sales classroom setting for those more focused on getting trained.

What is the difference between inside and outside sales?

Inside sales means doing sales inside, aka phone sales. 95% of SDR roles are "inside sales", while many Account Executive roles (the promotion after SDR) are a hybrid inside/outside sales role. Outside sales means going out into the field to conduct sales; this is usually reserved for large sales opportunities.

How long is the bootcamp?

~4 weeks, Monday-Thursday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST.

Do you have online classes?

Yes. We provide remote instructor-led courses and a mini online bootcamp.

How many people get jobs?

90% of our students get jobs. If you are looking for a number, over 250 people are now working in tech sales after completing AlwaysHired.

Do you offer shorter programs?

Yes, prepaid options are available for a la cart training.

How long does it take to get a job?

The fastest people get a job while still in class; this is rare but it does happen (~10%). Our average is 5 weeks, with a true range of 2 - 6 weeks depending on the person.

Do I have too much experience to be an SDR?

Being an SDR is about proving you have what it takes to succeed in the fast-paced, no-excuse world of tech sales. If you think you have too much experience to be an SDR, we recommend you try to get a job and test your theory for yourself! Please note, if you already have tech sales experience and just want a new job, our placement services are free to you!

What happens to the people who don't get jobs (the 10%)?

Have you or a friend ever signed up for the gym and then not gone? That’s what happens. People quit, stop trying, and just go dark. If you are committed, you will not fail. We won’t let you.

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