Sales is one of the few occupations that require zero previous experience because the majority of what you learn in sales is learned on-the-job. Every customer interaction is a chance to improve upon existing knowledge or an opportunity to fail -- and I mean that in a good way.
The surefast way to get better quickly over time to is continually fail and learn from your mistakes. As an example, a quarterback spends years perfecting his football throwing in order to ensure the football lands into the hands of a friendly receiver. Every time he misses his target, he makes small adjustments to his throwing technique in order to improve.
Excelling in sales works the same way, and having no previous sales experience is never a reason why you would not be able to break into sales.
Unlike traditional 9AM - 5PM desk jobs, sales is an ongoing process. Businesses understand the need to employ staff during different days of the week during different times of the day.
If you find yourself in need of a part-time job during the weekends, a weekend sales position is often one of the easiest options to acquire. If you enjoy traveling and prefer to work outside of an office environment, there are district sales representative jobs available that allow you to drive around your area.
Breaking into sales is easy with the numerous and varied sales positions on the market that can fit around your personal schedule.
You Are Already Doing Sales
Think about it. When was the last time you applied for a job, to a college or for a volunteer position at a local non-profit? Convincing the hiring manager to offer you a position or an admissions officer to grant you admission to higher-education is all about how well you sell yourself with your knowledge, abilities, and inner drive.
Or do you remember crushing on a boy or girl and what you tried to do to earn their favor? Did you two go to the movies or grab something to eat? You were selling yourself as a likeable, fun, and interesting person your crush would like to date.
In sales, you are making a mental shift towards selling a product or service. You may not sell well initially, but you will sell better over time as you better learn the value proposition of what you are promoting.
Now that you have the facts, check out which companies or industries interest you and try applying for their sales roles! You may have to apply to more than one company but businesses are always looking for new hires.
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