6 years ago
August 10, 2018

Looking for Your First Job? 5 Reasons to Consider Sales

Considering a sales career? Many people do at one time or another. The first job you take often has a big impact on your career direction and the industry you…

Rhys Metler

Considering a sales career? Many people do at one time or another. The first job you take often has a big impact on your career direction and the industry you will work in.

While “I’m a salesperson” is not something you hear from a lot from people, largely because of the image some sales roles portray, sales careers today are lucrative, rewarding, and prosperous for people who are willing to put in the work. It’s a great career choice for people who have strong social and communication skills. Plus, the variety of jobs makes it easy for people of all skill sets to find a job that suits them.

1. Sales Are For Everyone

You don’t necessarily need a sales background to get your first sales job. Sales recruiters and professionals come from all types of professional and academic backgrounds. Some people get into sales right out of school, while others come over from other industries.

2. Opportunity

Sales play an important part of every business. Every company in every industry uses sales professionals. Therefore, sales not only offers you significant opportunities, it also offers you variety in terms of the types of roles, products and services you can sell, the type of sales, and type of clients you can have.

3. Earning Potential

Sales jobs typically offer a much greater earning potential than other jobs. The opportunity to earn a base salary plus commission, performance bonuses and receive many other incentives for good performance is very attractive to many. The better you perform in your job, the more money you can make.

4. Transferable Skills

Sales is a fantastic career option to develop a variety of transferable skills that can be applied to many other jobs in marketing, business, and other industries. So, if you choose to work in sales and want to try something else, you will have a strong skill set that is applicable to many other areas.

5. The Power Is In Your Hands

Sales careers put the power in your hands. You have the ability to work hard, earn more, and choose your career direction. You get back what you put into your career – something that is very attractive to people who are willing to work hard.

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SalesForce Search is a sales recruiting company which specializes in the recruitment and placement of sales professionals. We recruit salespeople in every sector of the economy including, software, manufacturing, financial services and medical devices. Find the right salesperson for your organization, start your search here.

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 15+ 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 daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.