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Based in London, our multi-dimensional understanding of sales and recruitment ensures that we meet the unique requirements of both clients and candidates in this field, to secure effective and long-term results for both parties.

  • What size comany fits you best ?

    15 May 2019

    Over the last seven years, Dante Recruitment has successfully placed many sales professionals into companies of varying sizes, ranging from start-ups, to SME’s, to large corporations. One factor that candidates should consider with regards to their career paths is the size of the company. There are substantial differences between start-ups, SME’s and large corporates...

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  • When Is The Right Time For A Career Evaluation?

    24 April 2019

    One of the lessons that Dante Recruitment has learned from meeting and interviewing successful sales professionals is their ability to effectively monitor their position in the market. To keep track of one’s career, a candidate should evaluate the following questions: • Am in a role that cultivates my development? • Are my priorities in...

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  • Dante Recruitment: A Client’s Growth Engine

    11 April 2019

    Since launching in November 2012, Dante Recruitment has interviewed over 1,300 sales candidates and retained 90% of our clientele, who range from FTSE 100 to SMEs, with one in three of our candidates receiving offers. We have placed people into Business Development, Account Management and Sales Management roles with salaries from between £35,000 –...

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  • Six Proven Tips On How To Give A First-Class Phone Interview

    31 March 2019

    Dante Recruitment has set up over 500 phone interviews over the past six years for candidates in positions related to sales, business development, and account management, among other roles. Our candidates have a very high success rate of passing the phone interview stage, and one in three have been offered a position. From our...

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  • Why Online Reviews Matter For Employers

    01 December 2016

    The drive for transparency has never been higher. After sweeping consumer sites, now the demand for online reviews has trickled down into recruitment, as sites like Glassdoor allow anyone to leave reviews about their workplace and employer. It’s tempting to ignore this trend – ex-employees are yesterday’s problem, right? – but companies that fail...

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  • Making The Transition From Recruitment To Sales

    19 July 2016

    Recruitment is a popular route for graduates seeking employment; with attractive earning prospects, a dynamic work culture, and plenty of jobs available, many grads take roles in recruitment after university to gain experience in a corporate environment. Whilst recruitment offers graduates a fast track route to gaining exposure and core business skills, you are...

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  • Exploring Your Long-Term Options For A Career In Sales

    11 May 2016

    The sales ladder doesn’t just have one set of rungs; there are many possible paths available to ambitious professionals looking to progress within a sales career. Identifying the route that’s best suited to your skills, experience and goals at an early stage will give you direction and purpose, guiding your professional development and the...

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  • How to Reduce Your Staff Turnover

    08 April 2016

    Staff turnover can be a constant headache for commercial sales managers, creating instability in the team and costing the business in hiring and training new staff. Of course, there are times when circumstances cannot be controlled, but by making your team feel valued and prioritising employee retention, you can minimise staff turnover and improve...

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  • 5 Common Mistakes That Candidates Make

    10 February 2016

    The interview stage of a job application is the final hurdle in the recruitment process. The invite suggests your potential employer feels you are suitable on paper, and would like to learn more about you in person. Pitched against several other high calibre candidates, it’s imperative to be prepared for every question with an...

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  • The Year in Review: A Checklist for Candidates

    21 December 2015

    As 2015 comes to a close, the Christmas break presents a valuable opportunity to contemplate your current position and the progress you’ve made. It’s easy to lose track of time and personal goals in a fast-paced sales role, particularly once you’ve been in a position for 3-4 years or more. However, to prevent job...

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  • Investing in New Staff – Narrowing Down Candidates

    17 November 2015

    Choosing one candidate from countless applications can be a near impossible task – if you don’t know what you’re looking for. The key to a successful hire is clearly defining their role in your company, what you need this person to do, and the type of character you feel will best compliment your team....

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  • Investing in New Staff – How to Attract the Perfect Candidate

    07 October 2015

    Behind every successful commercial sales business is a team of driven, talented individuals. That success is built upon internal coherency, ensuring that all departments are aligned with the same objectives. For your department to grow, transparency, trust and support are key within the team, alongside the enthusiasm of staff and belief in their products...

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  • Investing in New Staff – How to Get it Right First Time

    02 September 2015

    So you’ve been given the sign off for your staffing budget. The question is, what next? Recruiting for your sales team can be a huge burden for any manager, but finding an appropriate candidate swiftly is essential if you want to stay on track with targets. The longer a seat in your team is...

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  • Small, Medium or Corporate : What Size Firm Suits You Best?

    07 June 2015

    Commercial sales roles can vary greatly from firm to firm, and a great number of factors shape the experience of candidates in each role. The size of a firm has a substantial impact on the office culture, opportunities available for individuals, and the direction that your career may take as a result of working...

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  • A Measured Approach: Searching for a Job in Commercial Sales

    30 April 2015

    Our last thought leadership article discussed how to move forward in commercial sales, exploring ways to progress in your existing role, and what to do if this is no longer possible. In recognition of the fact that many candidates find that their role is in fact no longer a good fit, this month we...

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  • The Next Step: Moving Forward in Commercial Sales

    31 March 2015

    Last month, we took a look at the factors that determine job satisfaction in a commercial sales role, concluding that whilst every candidate has their own priorities and ambitions, the sector is typically one of driven individuals. This month, our thought leadership article seeks to shed light on how to address the situation, if...

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  • Are You in the Right Commercial Sales Role?

    02 February 2015

    Establishing a work/life balance that makes you want to get up on a Monday morning isn’t just an ideal, it’s an important part of professional development. Commercial sales is a sector ripe with opportunity for those willing to seize it, and therefore whilst feeling settled in a role can be comforting, you should ask...

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  • 5 Signs You Need Help With Your Recruitment Drive

    17 December 2014

    When you decide to expand your commercial sales team or seek a suitable replacement for an existing position, making a recruitment drive as fast but effective as possible is essential. In dynamic sectors such as finance and business intelligence, no team can afford to drag out the recruitment process or make slip ups when...

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  • How To Create A Winning CV for Commercial Sales

    04 November 2014

    How To Create A Winning CV for Commercial Sales If you want to get a great job in commercial sales, then the first pitch you have to make is conveying your skills and experience to a potential employer. Creating a CV for sales orientated positions requires a unique approach that is very much sector-specific,...

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  • Why 2015 is Expected to be Ripe for Commercial Sales Recruitment

    13 October 2014

    As the UK economy goes from strength to strength, and confidence in sectors such as finance and business return, commercial sales is looking to be a ripe area for recruitment in 2015. With businesses across the industry increasing their hiring quotas, coupled with a growing number of candidates seeking a fresh and rewarding change...

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  • How to Successfully Recruit for Commercial Sales

    09 September 2014

    As confidence in the UK economy returns, thousands of companies are returning their focus to commercial sales and investing in people to help their business grow. However finding the time to recruit suitable matches for your openings can be a time-consuming process, and attracting the right candidates for the job can be infinitely easier...

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  • How to Overcome Career Stagnation

    17 June 2014

    Career stagnation is a common problem in the commercial world, as lack of progression, job satisfaction or personal development can become increasingly troublesome for an individual. Whether you’ve been working in your role for 12 months or 5 years, these feelings of frustration can start at anytime in your career. If they do, it’s...

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  • Is the job offer the right offer for you?

    04 March 2014

    Congratulations! After an arduous recruitment process, you’ve been offered multiple job offers… but which one do you pick? Weighing up your offers can be stressful because making the right career move is crucial to your success and you have to be strategic in your choices. Luckily, Dante Recruitment has put together a guide to...

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  • Five Steps for Acing your Sales Interview

    03 February 2014

    At Dante Recruitment, candidates always ask us how to get through a sales interview. Even candidates for sales director positions ask if we have any tips for navigating this difficult process! Luckily, Dante Recruitment has identified five steps for acing a sales interview. 1. Do your homework – You’d be surprised how many candidates...

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  • Benjamin was instrumental in placing me in my current position. His expertise and knowledge for his industry is next to no other. He kept me informed and up to date with all advancements every step of the way and the information provided was fully transparent throughout the entire process. I would recommended Benjamin to anyone

    Sr. Account Manager
    Institutional Investor's Sovereign Wealth Center
  • Ben has all the qualities you would look for when considering working with a recruitment consultant. He's proactive, engaging, efficient, driven and reliable. Where Ben is exceptional is in his ability to read between the lines, and his perceptiveness, both in business acumen and understanding people. Ben excels in these qualities which are unteachable. Ben

    Client Project Manager
    Coleman Research Group
  • I would highly recommend Ben to anyone who is looking for their next step in their career. His approach is not of the typical recruiter and really takes the time to understand exactly what you are looking for. He is honest and approachable and goes the extra mile to match candidates to clients.

    Business Development Manager
    Octopus Investments