UnLock is a program for experienced professionals (5+ years) who have the skills, aptitude, and desire to be in a customer facing sales role, but have never sold before. When you’ve established yourself in a particular career and discovered it’s not for you, it can be hard to make a career change. If you’ve always wanted to get into sales but didn’t know how, UnLock is for you.
UnLock is a multi-month training program focused on developing sales fundamentals, learning about LinkedIn products and processes, and gaining industry knowledge of the customer base you will be supporting. Upon completion of the program you have the opportunity to be given a book of business and to start selling.
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about selling, about helping our customers solve their problems and attain their goals, are solid communicators, have a strong interest in continuing to learn and grow, and are willing to put in the work. If this is interesting to you, please apply below!
Changing an established career path is a big decision. UnLock equipped me with the skills to succeed in an industry in which I had no prior experience. The learning environment accelerated my growth by providing the opportunity to practice and ask questions. At LinkedIn, my non-traditional background is valued, and I feel confident I belong.
UnLock made the transition from my ‘untraditional’ role into a sales role easy to manage. They coached, listened, and pushed me to get outside of my comfort zone and find my place. My peers in the program offered a platform for support and encouragement as we navigated the career switch together.
UnLock provided an opportunity to jump into a new industry and to apply my experience and knowledge in an unfamiliar capacity. The content, training, and exposure throughout the program gave me as much comfort as you can hope for starting a new career. I highly recommend the program to anyone considering it!
When will the next UnLock cohort start?
There are two to three cohorts per year. Applications are now open for the next cohort.
Where will the next UnLock cohort be located?
The location of future cohorts is determined by business line demand. Please see above for the locations where we are currently hiring.
Does the program take place in the same city as the “position” being offered?
Yes, the UnLock program will take place in the same city as the position offered. Please note, bootcamp and/or post-program new hire training may require travel.
Will UnLock program participants be compensated?
Yes, we offer compensation packages for all program participants.
How long is the program?
The UnLock program is several months and includes instructor-led classroom training, role plays, and real customer interactions.
What do you look for in a potential UnLock candidate?
We look for people who have a strong desire to sell and are motivated to pursue a career in sales. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator, goal-oriented, coachable, and has the grit and resilience to weather the ups and downs of sales.
What are the requirements to apply?
Candidates must have at least 5 years of professional experience. The UnLock program is meant for people who are considering making a career change into sales so a requirement is that someone cannot have sold before. Those with previous sales background experience should seek opportunity through our regular recruiting channels at LinkedIn.
How successful have past UnLock hires been?
UnLock Hires have been performing similarly and in-line with their more traditional peers.