Whether you’re fresh out of school or considering a career switch, you may want to seriously consider a career in sales.
Whether you’re fresh out of school or considering a career switch, you may want to seriously consider a career in sales. The umbrella of “sales” covers a wide variety of areas and it may surprise you with the numerous options that are available to you in a sales career.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the reasons why a career in sales deserves some serious consideration.
In today’s world, having a higher degree is practically a necessity for many types of careers. In fact, you may find that you hit a glass ceiling in some industries if you don’t have a specialized degree. With a sales career, ability and your own merit matter more than whether or not you have an actual degree. Many of the characteristics that make a great sales person are not the skills you learn in college — they are simply innate.
A career in sales guarantees that you’re going to have a fast paced and exciting job. While it can be demanding, it is also a career that is ideal for those who don’t like a staid environment and who do not want to spend their days counting down the hours until they can go home. Your days fly by in a sales job and you’ll be surprised at just how busy you’ll be.
One of the main reasons so many people consider a career in sales is simple – you can make a lot of money in this type of job. Unlike traditional positions that are hourly or salaried, a sales job offers you the ability to earn commission. In most cases, you can set your bar as high as you want and the sky is the limit when it comes to how much you can earn. If you’re willing to put in the work, you’ll be well rewarded for your efforts.
If you’re not into the traditional 9 to 5 schedule and you want more flexibility, or if you have kids and don’t want a full-time, 40 hour a week job, strongly consider a sales career. Most companies offer a variety of shifts and you can work as much as you want or as little as you want. This type of career is ideal for those who want more flexibility and more options.
If you are a natural self-starter, enjoy a fast-paced and fun environment and you believe in self motivation, a career in sales may be a great fit. The key is finding a company that sells a product or service you believe in and actually use. You’ll be a much more effective sales person if you are pitching something you believe in strongly. Remember, there are thousands of different sales opportunities out there. If you find that you don’t like one type, don’t be afraid to try another. Chances are, you’ll find the one that really appeals to you and will allow you to excel and love what you do.
Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.