Business Development Representative: A New College Graduate's Dream Job
Many job seekers new to the job market often find themselves asking "what job opportunities are right for me?"
I myself can speak to this question having graduated from college and asking myself "gee,what's next?"
It's somewhat of a scary thought as you enter the job market in these scary times because you've proven yourself in college as a capable, independent-thinking student, yet you're not sure what skillset you best placate in the working world.
If this is you, than you're just like me!
I wasn't sure what type of skillset I best aligned with in the professional world having graduated with a marketing degree from an accredited four year university. Many of the job descriptions out there didn't seem to quite fit my profile, yet I knew that somewhere out there in the business world there was a job for me. Just what it was I wasn't exactly sure.
That's when the idea of "Bussines Development Representative," came into my world.
What Does A Business Development Representative Job Posting Look Like?
The following job description is pretty standard overview of the day-to-day tasks a Business Development Rep (BDR) is expected to fullfill.
Job Title: Business Development Representative
Description: The Company A sales team is seeking a Business Development Representative to join us our growing team. In this role, you will uncover new sales possibilities and work with the Inside Sales team to develop those opportunities.
As a Business Development Representative, you'll:
- Prospect for leads, qualify them and forward them to closers if they are qualified
- Learn to manage forecasts on a quarterly basis
- Track customer data.
- This means you will need to work collaboratively with internal and external partners to improve business and create solutions that serve Company A customers.
Primary job responsibilities
- Prospect for leads through our lead management software
- Qualify leads and pass them to our closers
- Track customer data using company standard CRM tools
- Grow existing business relationships and acquire new business
- Meet your assigned sales and sales development goal
- Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in business administration, marketing, or a technical discipline
- Dynamic personality with a willingness to learn about cutting-edge technology in a fastpaced environment
- Inside or outside sales experience is preferred
- Experience with phone sales and a familiarity with selling within the internet marketing industry is preferred
So What Does A Business Development Representative Actually Do?
Great question. I'll run through the overview and actual details of the job requirements in my next post: What do Business Development Representatives Actually Do?