Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
4 months ago

#CareerDiscovery: Sales

Are you a people person? Do you enjoy setting goals and then crushing them? Do you not like to take no for an answer? Then a sales job may be for you!

Many jobs have been put on hold due to the Coronavirus, so now is the time to consider a new career opportunity. You never know, you may love it even more than your old one!

Successful sales reps have strong communication and listening skills. They are great at attracting and keeping customers interested. They are strong, confident and can handle rejection well.

Tailor that resume Take the time to make sure your resume says you are seeking a sales job in a specific industry (ie. insurance). Your resume should be tailored to the industry and company that you are applying to. A generic resume won't cut, especially without experience so spend the time adding in all the right details.

Research the employer Know who you may be speaking to. The interview is just like a sales call. You're selling yourself to the prospective employer. When it's your turn to talk, let the interviewer know you prepared by saying something as simple as, "In preparing for this interview, "I spent time on your website reviewing your mission and I discovered how I fit...." Then be sure to connect what you do with what THEY need.

Never give up Persistence is the successful salesperson's number one trait. When you persist professionally, the sales manager will often give you the benefit of the doubt. They want to see how you deal with rejection and uncertainty.

Write down your accomplishments The need to continually achieve is the key to sales. Prove you are an achiever! Document your three biggest victories and be prepared to share other significant wins in your life. Just be sure that these accomplishments are professional, NOT personal.

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Laura Turner

This is great advice, thank you for sharing!