The Truth About Working in Sales

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Are you a people person? The type who thrives on conversation and human interaction? Does the idea of sitting in a cubicle silently all day make you want to run screaming in the other direction? If you answered yes to these questions, we’ve got the perfect job for you. It’s…

Sales. Yep, that’s right. Now give me a chance to tell you why.

Let’s start with the basics. What do salespeople actually do? If you’re a little murky on the details, read this quick rundown or check out our infographic. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about working in sales, and we tackle five of them in this post on 5 Myths about Working in Sales.

Wondering what a typical day might be like for a salesperson? Read our interviews with Damien Swendsen (Sales Manager at a large tech firm), Michael Cammarata (Manager of Enterprise Business Representatives at Salesforce), and Tracy Britz (Senior Account Manager at LSI).

To learn more, be sure to check out some of the other resources we have for finding a sales job by clicking on the “Sales” tag (and don’t forget to search for sales jobs and internships on AfterCollege).


2 Responses to “The Truth About Working in Sales”

  1. Megan

    Thanks for the resources! I have been considering sales as a viable option for about a year now. I’m in a professional b2b sales class right now and a lot of this is what we are being taught. It’s interesting how severe the difference between traditional and modern selling is.

    • Melissa Suzuno

      Hi Megan, thanks for your comment! We’re glad you found the content useful and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the difference between traditional and modern selling.


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