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Tuesday 11 August 2009

Aaron Wallis conducts largest survey of UK sales Professionals.

The UK’s largest survey of sales professionals promises to reveal a fascinating insight into the condition of the British sales industry and the impact of the recession.

Previous sales surveys conducted by Milton Keynes based recruiter Aaron Wallis have been the largest of their kind and were extremely well received by the sales industry, media and academics.

This year, in light of the current economic situation Aaron Wallis are expecting the results to be even more interesting.

So far 550 professionals have completed the survey and with two weeks remaining over 1,000 responses are expected in total.

The responses cover a wide demographic of ages, industries, and areas of the country.

For this reason they will be extremely credible and will give a real understanding how the sales industry is fairing since the last survey was conducted in 2007.

Reponses so far are extremely interesting and include a few surprises. It seems that the sales industry and its workers are surprisingly upbeat despite the current economic climate.

The 2007 Survey revealed fascinating statistics including the finding that only 23% of female respondents were in senior management roles compared to 46% of male respondents making for an interesting comparison two years on.

Results are eagerly awaited by several industry publications including ISMM’s Winning Edge which has dedicated several pages in its Autumn/Winter edition to the surveys’ findings.

The survey is also being promoted across most of the major sales related web sites, sales job boards, sales magazines, social networks and the employer and candidate databases at Aaron Wallis.

To participate in this survey and for the chance to put forward your opinion about working in the industry, candidates should be directed to http://www.survey2009.info/

The survey consists of just over 60 questions and will take around ten to twelve minutes to complete. The questions are designed to be a mixture of work related and life related questions.

As an incentive Aaron Wallis are offering to everyone that takes part the chance to win an ‘ultimate experience’. This is a choice of over 100 experiences ranging from a 30 minute ‘Tiger Moth’ flight to an overnight golf break for two to a racing experience in a Lamborghini.

Official results will be released on 24th August.

To view “The State of Sales in 2007” survey, please visit http://www.aaronwallis.co.uk/The%20State%20of%20Sales%20in%20the%20UK.pdf

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