That is the opinion of Steve Bulman, business development manager at Intergence, who said that having a good educational background is always preferable.
However, people also need to gain work experience, sell themselves as an intern and try other proactive approaches that will demonstrate that they have the application to do the work required.
"Continuous self study and an appetite for learning is important. Some organisations will partner with training companies to identify top performers and engage them on apprenticeship schemes or similar," he explained.
One example that Mr Bulman pointed to was Cable & Wireless, which implemented an apprenticeship scheme that has been hugely successful after identifying there was an ageing workforce and no natural succession.
It comes after Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, recently said that people hoping to stand out from the crowd and boost their chances of recruitment success can do so without necessarily demonstrating amazing academic prowess, as long as they can prove that they work hard and have on-the-job learning experience.
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Posted by Richard Esquilant
Source: The Sales Executive News