Helping you find a career in sales industry
Do you have determination, resilience, ambition and a drive to make money and hit targets? If so, you could be suited to a career in a sales environment.
The sales industry encompasses everything from cold calling potential new clients to managing high profile accounts for business partners that you've brought on board to work with the company. Almost all companies hire sales staff, from small enterprises and start-ups to huge advertising and tech agencies.
The industry encompasses lots of different kinds of business, so you can specialise in selling anything from food or medicines to gadgets or services. It's important that you build up experience from working in similar businesses - whilst basic sales techniques apply to everyone working in the sector, you'll find it easier to move up the career ladder if you're selling the same kinds of things in each role.
Some sales roles are based in offices with most of the business done over the phone or in meetings, whilst others travel around as a representative of their company, trying to sell items to other businesses.
People who work in sales often liaise with other departments to let them know what the customers have to say about their services or to find out about developments with the products that they're selling. Knowing how to improve products and services to better fit what the consumers want is a big part of understanding the market, and is vital to any sales role.