07 June 2011
Congratulations, recent college graduates! Now that your caps and gowns have been put away, what’s next? That’s right, the dreaded job hunt begins. Have you considered a career in sales? You should, these openings are listed as one of the top ten jobs for college graduates. In the present economy, companies are looking to hire sales people first to beef up their business. In these roles, entry-level candidates can gain valuable skills that will serve them well throughout their careers. As a bonus, compensation is growing at a rate of almost two times that of other corporate positions. All that being said, people are still skeptical about entering a career in sales! Why? Stereotypes. Here are some of the negative stereotypes about sales and reasons why they aren’t true at all: Sales people are dishonest – Honesty is the best policy when it comes to sales. People want to be able to trust you and you want them to come back with any future needs they might have. The most successful sales people know that it is in everyone’s best interest to stick with the truth. Sales jobs are not secure – Job security feels like a very elusive thing these days. With any job you need to be motivated and passionate to succeed. The same is definitely true in sales. Sales jobs require considerable travel – Long gone are the days of the traveling salesman. With email and phone you can connect with your potential clients almost instantaneously. When you need to communicate face-to-face, online video calling is right at your fingertips. You don’t even need to leave your office! Sales positions are more stressful – It is true that sales can lead to high-pressure situations but with the right skills you can easily and effectively navigate the challenges you are faced with without worry or stress. Hopefully, you can now see how positive a career in sales might be for you. If you are interested in exploring some career opportunities and obtaining an invaluable professional skill set please visit our Careers Page!