Nov 20th 2022

5 Reasons a Sales Role is Right For You

A career in sales is not a one-size-fits-all department. It’s not black and white. In fact, it’s vibrant, bold, fast-paced, and constantly changing. Every day is different and you get out of it what you put in.

One of our sales executives, Maddy, says that “working in sales is a rewarding job with no limits on what you can achieve.’

So what exactly makes working in sales so great? Here are five reasons sales can be an exciting role and sets you up with a strong foundation for your career.

Why you should work in sales

1. Independence

Working in sales requires targets to be set and hit each month. If these are hit month on month proving your capability at the role then you can have independence; working towards your own goals on your own terms and work with clients of your choosing. If you can maintain your performance, then you can work on your initiative.

2. Earning potential

By working towards targets and on commission sales provides the opportunity to earn well above base salaries. Essentially, the harder you work the more it pays off. In other career paths, hard work may not be so directly rewarded financially. And with that also comes the recognition and acknowledgment from senior management.

3. Problem solving

A lot of the time what you are selling can serve as a tool that companies can use to integrate and enhance their products or services. Maddy in sales at Tempo says a large part of enjoying sales is derived from ‘finding solutions for clients’ and working collaboratively with clients to implement our tech into their institution.

4. Career prospects

As with most businesses, they rely a lot on their income generated through sales. Sales skills can also be applicable to most products and services so a successful salesperson can move across industries and sectors with ease.

Sales enables you to learn your product and services intimately as well as their unique selling points and what clients want to know about them. This can allow sales to set you up to transfer across functions for example, into marketing and allow cross-functional development.

5. Personal development

Sales demands the development of a broader skillset such as communication skills, particularly being able to communicate from high levels of seniority as well as conflict resolution and the art of ‘closing’ deals. Such a developed skillset can be used throughout your career and puts you in good stead for climbing up the ladder. There is an enormous range of resources for salespeople to continually learn from. There are workshops, books, and training programmes put in place to allow improvement in sales skills.

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