Castle Road Marketing

February 18, 2011 06:11 ET

Castle Road Marketing Looks At Challenges for Job Seekers in Outsourcing

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2011) - David Ellis of Castle Road always had high hopes for his career and after several false starts in other industries he chanced upon Outsourcing Sales and finally found an industry to match his ambitions. He is, therefore, well placed to assess the pitfalls and the opportunities involved in this most democratic of businesses. David believes that new candidates should set themselves goals to aspire for.

"The sky is the limit as long as you work hard. You are the person that is responsible for setting your goals and standards."

David believes his circuitous route in to the industry perfectly illustrates that anyone from any background can make a success of Outsource Sales. He started with a foundation course in fine art at university but after a year realised that he was not going to earn much money if he continued down this path so decided to leave university and join the world of work. After a stint in a bar, he enrolled in a 2 year management training course at a builders' merchants where it became quite apparent that there weren't many opportunities to grow because the only way to get promoted was if somebody retired or was fired and that rarely happened. Having decided to leave the management training programme, he moved to the USA to take a year out and go travelling. Having had a fantastic year he eventually ran out of money returning to the UK to start a building surveyor company with his brother despite having no previous experience. To compensate he took night courses in accounting to educate himself on how to run a business but, unfortunately, they were unable to make the venture work. So, finally, after all those twists and turns, David spotted an ad for Outsourcing Sales and the first steps to Castle Road were taken.

"I have always known that I could reach the top if I had the right people to teach me."

David feels that leading by example at his company Castle Road is "imperative" and for new candidates it is comforting to know he doesn't expect anybody to do anything that he hasn't done himself. There can surely be no greater incentive for new entrants in to the industry than David's final words of encouragement:

"Outsourcing Sales is quite unique in that everybody goes through the exact same process. The guy that you admire at the top who has teams all over the world has been exactly where you are."

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