Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

How to Become a Sales Professional

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How to Become A Sales Professional

You can join the sales force of a major corporation, or sign on with a smaller dealer or agency.

The great thing about working in sales is you can segue into almost any area, from selling real estate, to auto sales, to services, or advertising space.

Motivated and personable professionals are always a welcome addition to any sales team.

Your Day-to-Day Tasks will include:

  • Promoting sales and new offers to existing clients
  • Identifying and soliciting potential clients
  • Seeing to quotes, credit or contract terms, warranties and delivery dates
  • Preparing sales or other contracts
  • Resolving problems and providing ongoing support
  • Keeping an eye on product innovations, competitors and market conditions

Where to Study:

A great place to start is a solid education in business administration from schools like:

What Else Do I Need?

Depending on what field you want to work in, there may be a federal or provincial certification you need to get, or license to sell your good or service. It’s always good to talk to people who work in the field you’re aiming for.

Where The Jobs Are:

Again, the versatility of this field is amazing. You can join the sales force of a major corporation, or sign on with a smaller dealer or agency.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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