What Is The Best Sales Job For You?Aug 14, 2020
Looking for a sales job? You're in luck! There's no shortage of businesses looking to generate more revenue and give opportunities to people are committed to working hard and getting deals done. With so many job options available to salespeople, you may be asking yourself, 'what is the best sales job for me?'.
Here's 6 things you should consider when looking for a sales job and the unlimited job security that comes along with it:
1. Do you believe in the product you're selling?: Sales, at its core, is an exchange of beliefs and certainty. If you're not certain and don't believe in your product's ability to solve your customer's problems, you're not going to do very well and will probably hate your job within the first week. If you can't 'get behind' your product or service, you shouldn't sell it, period.
2. Do you have experience?: Don't get tricked into believing that you 'need experience' when looking around for sales jobs. Although most employers list this, most of them won't require you to have years of sales experience. Of course, your chances of being picked to sell multi-million dollar contracts to C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies are near zero without some actual experience, getting an entry-level sales gig usually doesn't require any sales experience.
3. How much money do you want to make?: One of the biggest benefits of a sales career is the potential to earn a lot of money! Although there are several popular compensation plans for salespeople, the two most popular are full-commission and salary plus commission. The right sales job for you from a compensation standpoint is really more about how much risk you're willing to take. Either way, salespeople are some of the highest compensated people in the world.
4. Do you want to work alone or with a team?: If you are a self-starter, are motivated and enjoy working alone, you may prefer going door to door or being a 'road warrior'. If you like being around other people, I recommend getting an inside sales job, in an office where you'll have the opportunity to work in a high energy environment surrounded by other people.
5. Do you need a college degree to get a sales job?: Absolutely not. Personally, I dropped out of college and became a top 1% income earner in the US. Of course, many employers value candidates who possess a degree or some higher education, but this doesn't mean you can't get a sales job without a college degree. Some of the best salespeople I know dropped out of college or even high school! Unfortunately, colleges and universities don't teach sales skills, so nearly nothing that you learn in school will contribute to your success as a salesperson.
6. What industry is best for me?: I recommend that you look for a sales career within an industry you have genuine interest in. If you are passionate about cars, sell cars. If you enjoy software, sell SaaS and software products. The best news is: if you develop sales skills, you can transition to a new industry any time. The first thing you should do is get a sales job that you can enjoy and spend your time developing skills that you can use in any application of selling.
At the end of the day, the best sales job for you is the one that you can enjoy! Enjoyment comes from knowing what you are doing and doing it well. Once you've locked down the right sales opportunity, your new job is making your job easy by developing effective sales strategies and skills that you can use to close deals, make money and have fun!
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