Companies in Singapore and around the world are always on the lookout for sales professionals. The sales industry is, in fact, one of the most common career choices. But sales is one industry where you’ll either love it or hate it – there’s no in between on this one.
Are you interested in getting a job in sales? Or wondering why you should give it a shot? These reasons might just intrigue you enough to start a sales career:
Money – loads of it
Early this year, we carried out a survey about pay satisfaction in Singapore. Guess what the number one motivating factor for going to work is? Yes, money. And that is one reason why many professionals chose to work in the sales industry. On top of a great basic salary, sales people also receive very attractive commission packages and bonuses as well. Let’s just put it this way: the sales commission alone can earn you 50% of your basic pay!
Flexibility and freedom
If you’re the sort who thinks sitting in an office all day long is so overrated, sales might just appeal to you. Due to the nature of the industry, sales professions are continuously travelling from one client to another. You’ll have to set up your own schedule, so how you would want to spend your working hours is entirely up to you.
Build a wider network
The basis of sales is building relationships with clients. These very same relationships can provide you with more potential clients and sometimes even help you close difficult deals because of a mutual connection. And while your non-sales peers struggle to vastly widen their network, you’ve managed to gather quite a number of strong and powerful connections along the way.
Stability in an ever developing era
Unlike some jobs that have ceased to exist due to development of technology, the sales industry isn’t going anywhere. Almost every company needs its sales department to improve its bottom line. Because of this, you’ll never have to worry about not being able to bag a job.
The thrill of challenges
Don’t like routine work day in and out? Most salespeople will tell you that they love their jobs because of the challenges it comes with. And nothing beats the feeling of closing a deal after countless rejection and setbacks – it’s as sweet as victory.
Are you enticed yet?
It should be noted that, while the sales industry does hold many perks for its employees, not everyone is cut out for it. It takes hard work, an ability to develop a thick skin and determination to succeed in as a salesperson.
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