A career in sales
Let’s be honest, the term can have a negative feel to it. Many avoid diving into sales because they feel it can be a very cut-throat sport. People see it as unethical and are afraid of the Hire-fire culture.
Of course, it isn’t for everyone and we totally understand this. However, when you really think about it, there are little sales in everything we do:
- In work when you are trying to get your boss or your fellow colleagues to ”buy-in” to an idea you have – you are selling.
- In Marketing, when you are looking for people to follow, like and engage with your brand you are selling your story.
- In Customer Service, when you are helping customers with an issue, a query or complaints with the service/product you offer and you help and guide them with a solution – you could be recommending another product/service that better fits their needs – you are selling.
- In private life when you are convincing your friends to go to a specific restaurant -you are selling.
- In family life, when you are trying to convince your family for a specific holiday destination -You are selling.
Now, thinking about this doesn’t make ”Sales” sound a lot less scary?
If you are still not sold on the idea of sales as a viable career option maybe our top 5 compelling reasons will change your mind or at least get a more positive view on this career option.
This is more than likely the number 1 reason many decide to work in Sales. The more you sell, the more you earn. However, the reason many choose to stay and grow with the Sales sector is due to the fact that Sales is a performance-based career and therefore, an ideal career option for the competitive players out there. You will often find former athletes in sales positions, as it provides an amount of competition and a goal-oriented atmosphere that they find familiar from their sport.
Companies need to drive sales in order to grow and survive so it is clear to see why there is always a high demand for Sales professionals, whether it’s an entry-level business development representative to the Senior Account Executives.
There is always a strong demand for sales professionals. It’s great, you are always sought after (once you are successful in sales of course). A good reason to learn this skill, you will never be out of a job!
As long as you show the right attitude and hit the targets/KPI’s, development is sales can be pretty quick. We work with companies that train and develop entry-level Business Development Representatives and in as little as 6 months you could see a promotion.
The development ladder in sales is full of possibilities and to top it off – the further you grow the more you earn.
No day in sales is the same! You will have the chance to work and interact with new people, clients, customers and face new challenges on a regular basis. Sales will certainly never bore you.
Due to the fact that salespeople are in such demand from one end of the year to the next in a variety of different sectors (software, fashion, food/drink, services, etc.) and many different cities across the world. The option to live and work abroad is always open to you.
A valued skillset
Working in sales does not have to be forever, but it is a super steppingstone to many other positions. As people working in sales get great people skills, the service industry is happy to welcome former salesmen into their positions, the same goes for Banking and Marketing. So if you are thinking about going into sales in any form, we suggest that you try it out, it can open many doors even to other career paths because of the long line of skills you will develop analytical, eye for numbers, negotiation, structure and much more…
Beginning to like the sounds of a sales career? Would you like to know more about what is open to you across Europe? We have multiple sales positions in several places and languages.
Contact us today or have a look here: www.jobsqd.com