Life of a Sales Representative

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Life of a Salesman People tend to shy away from a sales career due to the fact they lack self-confidence or they don’t want to be the stereotype of being pushy or dishonest. A career as a successful sales representative requires a positive attitude and the ability to be creatively persistent to sell a product without forcing it on the customer. According to Alliance (2013), “sales representative jobs have the potential to be dynamic, exciting and very lucrative” considering you meeting new people every day but at times very stressful. The reason it is so stressful is due to the fact that it requires you to work long hours without the potential of receiving commission and that you deal with rude and unsatisfied customers routinely. Every salesperson has their own way of pitching their products to you with some being pleasant while others very unpleasant and awkward. Discussion Each salesperson approaches selling products their own way from prior experiences. But some salespeople are more respectable and friendly than others. According to Online Business Advisor (2014), “poor salespeople have a short-term mentality looking for quick cash, lack organization or have poor management skills.” The poor salespeople also tend to let stress build and take the best of them resulting in poor customer experience. This poor customer experience is what created the stigma of salespeople being dishonest or pushy. While a good salesperson will always have a positive attitude and handle stress to provide a pleasant experience for the customer. Friendly sales experience The most respectable salesperson I ever dealt with was a very friendly person who genuinely wanted to help me. I was shopping around Best Buy looking to buy a new laptop for trav... ... middle of paper ... ...perience or people with low self-esteem are nervous about getting a job in sales considering they don’t know if they will be successful and don’t want to fail. According to Wood (2014), “sales can be a great challenge, a fun career, and a nice way to make a living” so don’t be so quick to judge and try something new. References Alliance. U. (Mar 14, 2013). 5 Easy Steps to Become a Top Sale Representative. University of San Francisco. Retrieved from http://www.usanfranonline.com/resources/sales-management/5-easy-steps-to-become-a-top-sales-representative/#.U0HzhfldV8E Anonymous. (April 06, 2014). Why Sales People Fail. Online Business Advisor. Retrieved from http://www.onlinebusadv.com/?PAGE=182 Wood. S. (Jan 29, 2014). 5 Reasons why you shouldn’t Be Afraid of Sales. Betts. Retrieved from http://bettsrecruiting.com/5-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-be-afraid-of-sales/
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