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Sales Representative - The Different Job Prospects


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For those who are interested in a sales rep career, know that there are actually a number of options in terms of the kinds of industries that you want to get involved in. Generally, sales reps are responsible for selling services and products to a designated group of people in a particular geographical location.

But learning of the various industries that offer this position and the different tasks that go with the job is an equally important fact to know about since various industries can demand different skills as well. So to help you out, here are the different sales representative jobs that you can choose from.

Vehicle Sales Rep

Sales representatives who go into the vehicle industry are tasked to market and sell cars or any kind of vehicle. Vehicle sales reps are usually hired by the car manufacturing company itself, selling only one brand of car or they can be under a distributor that sells various car brands. A car sales representative should know his car models well and of course, he/she should be charismatic enough to convince clients that a specific car is indeed the perfect car of choice.

Medical Sales Rep

Sales representatives in the medical field are responsible for selling medicines and various medical products to doctors and hospitals. Medical sales reps need to have good ties with doctors and even secretaries. Medical sales representatives are required to travel a lot to get to doctor clients.

Health and Beauty Sales Rep

Most of the time, sales representatives that sell health and beauty of products are found in malls and beauty stores. Although there are some who also go around door-to-door to market their products. Those who choose this kind of industry should also be knowledgeable in several health and beauty know-how's. Some are even tasked to do make-up demos to interested clients. Companies that offer this kind of sales rep career usually invest on training and skills development for their representatives.

Life Insurance Sales Rep

There are also sales representatives who market life insurance policies and warranties. In fact, they are considered to be the forefront of the life insurance business, being one of the main forces that bring in clients to the company.

Cell Phone Sales Rep

Sales representatives belonging to this industry are responsible for selling actual cell phone units, accessories and even promote service providers for a certain incentive.

Store Based Sales Rep

Store based sales representatives are not actually hired by the manufacturers per se but by a certain store or perhaps a mall that sells various products and services. Sales reps are divided among the different stores and they answer directly to the mall/store instead of the manufacturing company.

Although different positions will cover varying tasks and responsibilities, there is one common quality that should be possessed by all sales representatives: the charisma to convince customers to buy their products. So if you are interested in a sales rep career, regardless of your industry of choice, make sure that you have the drive and the guts to make your sales and meet your quota. Sales Representative - Various Job Prospects

For those who are interested in a sales rep career, know that there are actually a number of options with the industries that you can get involved in. Generally, they are responsible for selling services and products to a designated group of people in a particular geographical location. But learning of the various industries that offer this position and the different task that go with the job is an equally important fact to learn about since various industries can demand different skills for a sales representative. So to help you out, here are the different job prospects that you can choose from as sales representative.

Vehicle sales

Sales representative who go into the vehicle industry are tasked to market and sell cars or any kind of vehicle. Sales reps are usually hired by the car manufacturing company itself, selling only one brand of car or they can be under a distributor that sells various car names. A car sales representative should know his car models inside and out and of course, be charismatic enough to convince clients that this is indeed the perfect car of choice.

Medical sales

Sales representatives in the medical field are responsible for selling medicines and various medical products to doctors and hospitals. Medical sales reps need to have good ties with doctors and even secretaries. For this kind of job prospect, sales reps are required to travel a lot - from one medical facility to another to get to doctor clients.

Health and beauty industry

Most of the time, sales representatives that sell these kinds of products are found in malls and actual stores. Although there are some who also go around door to door marketing their products. Those who choose this kind of industry should also be knowledgeable in several health and beauty know-how's; some even are tasked to do make-up demos to interested clients. Companies who offer this kind of sales rep career will usually invest on training and skills development for their representatives.

Life insurance policies

There are also sales representatives who market life insurance policies and warranties. In fact, they are considered to be the forefront of the life insurance business, being one of the main forces that bring in clients to the company.

Cell phone industry

Sales representatives belonging to this industry are responsible for selling actual cellphone units, accessories and even promote service providers for a certain incentive.

Store based sales representatives

These kinds of sales representatives are not actually hired by the manufacturers per se but by a certain store or perhaps a mall that sells various products and services. Sales reps will then be divided among the different stores and they answer directly to business instead of the manufacturing company.

Although each different prospect will cover varying tasks and responsibilities, there is one common factor that unites sales representatives: the charisma and the convincing factor that is essential for sales and income generation. So if you are interested in sales rep career, regardless of your industry of choice, make sure that you have the drive and the guts to make sales to make your company proud.


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