> What is your sales job?
What is your sales job?
Just wondering what some of you are selling as a profession.
How has it been, so far? Pros and Cons.... - by pacificfame
I work as a real estate broker. No complaints so far. ;) - by AZBroker
Search Engine Marketing (SEM). The Pros are that SEM is red hot and the cons are that SEM is red hot. ;sm - by SpeedRacer
Car sales for enterprise.
Pros, referral-based, learned a ton, most part honest enviroment
Cons, it car sales, working saturdays, pressure from management... - by benjamin-benjamin
I am a mortgage broker.
Upside the money and the hours, downsize people read an article in the paper or on the internet and now they think they are an expert.
A little information is a dangerous thing ;bg - by Jorel
Cellphone software and solutions. Booming business around the world.sn; - by Julian
Was a pharmaceutical salesman. Pros, selling even in bad times. Cons......can't find one at the moment. Apart from the incentives, helping sick guys really drives me......
Roslan - by Roslan
My last full-time job was as a customer service rep at a cable company where I upsold, cross-sold and did retention.
Pros: I suppose getting commission on top of the salary would be a definite.
Cons: in the company's environment, they were more interested in numbers than quality time (two examples here: management referred to the phone reps as "bodies" and I've heard about an HR manager using the term "meat market"). Another con would be the low commission rate ($1.75 to $3.50 per upgrade - I've heard about another cable company paying $25 per sale. Overall this company would give you little respect (whether or not you're Rodney Dangerfield). - by Wonderboy
Online software-Digital catalogs, directories, guides, etc...
Pros: Great work environment, solid product that I completely believe in.
Cons: New competition entering the market offering cheap prices for bad products. This leaves a potential customer with a bad impression on what normally is a great product - by mcrtdx
I sell Avon Beauty Products. I work really hard at it and am doing ok so far. There are a lot of expenses to having my own small business as an Independent Avon Representative. We pay for our website, brochures, samples and sales tools. - by ozzie
I work in the awards and promotional product industry.
Pros: Knowing that the person who receives the end product is going to have a smile on their face.
Cons: Its a large market with so many different companies selling the same products. - by awards mike
Automotive Sales - Buick, Pontiac, GMC to be exact, along with used vehicles.
No complaints. Been doing it 6 years now and love every minute of it! - by csimpson
I sell promotional products as an independent dealer for one of the larger distributors in the US.
Pros. Lots of neat stuff to sell and great industry support.
Cons: Lots of competition coming from every quadrant. - by Sales Pro 1000
I sell packaging as an independent rep.
Pros: Set my own hours, no quotas (but my own), good money (eventually)
Cons: No sales support system or co-worker relationships, no incoming money until I build some business - by sallysellsseashells
I"m a mobile tool salesman. I run around to dealerships, body shops, truck shops and independents and such talking to the technicians.
Pat - by toolguy_35
I started out as an owner of a tool & equipment dealership, first with Mac Tools, then with Cornwell Tools.
Pros: It's your business, and it is totally relation based sales.
Cons: you make a huge investment to become "employed." Also, you get to do the jobs of 4 people with the income of one!
Next I became an inside salesman at a lock & security products wholesaler.
Pros: I loved dealing with the customers.
Cons: The place (one of the largest) was horribly mismanaged. When I left, I was the 7th person to leave that branch in one year. I hear they just lost the