Why Consider a Career in Sales?

Posted by: Jennifer Bramley Post Date: 12th January 2020

Because there are lots of benefits to a sales career!

Successful salespeople with a track record of meeting and exceeding targets can very easily move sectors and industries. Sales skills are transferable and can lead to a career path of your choice.

If for example you are keen on sports, you can work for a sports equipment company. 

If you are interested in cars you can work for a prestige car dealer.

How well do you know yourself?

Although the pay structure will vary from company to company, most sales jobs offer a basic salary and commission. The more successful you are in closing sales the greater your earnings potential. Sales Representatives who visit customers on a regular basis will most likely have access to a company car and have an expense account. Not only will you be financially successful, but also you will be able to build a successful and challenging sales career that can lead to management opportunities if that is your ambition.

In most sales roles you will be responsible for making your own appointments. Provided you are meeting your targets, you will have a certain amount of freedom in terms of planning your own working day. A successful sales person enjoys a high level of job satisfaction leading to increased confidence and pride in their abilities.

A sales role is varied and interesting. You will need to spend time gaining product knowledge and researching the market.  You also need to keep an eye on the competition and be aware of their products and marketing strategies. You will be continually learning and developing your knowledge so that you are always up to date with what is happening in your business sector.

A sales role provides the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds offering different experiences and challenges.  Whether you are travelling round your sales territory or meeting customers in a retail setting every day is different. Over time you will build up your own network of people providing you with the opportunity of developing your career.

If you are considering a sales role there are many benefits and opportunities for you to build a successful career.

Enrol now on one of our ISM Sales and Marketing courses.

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