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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Sales Career

"Sales", let's face it, not everyone is jumping when they think of sales. We fully understand this and a career in sales isn't for everyone. But if you think about it carefully, we use sales in everything we do.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Sales Career

  • At work when you try to convince your boss or colleagues of a new idea, you try to sell your idea.
  • In Marketing you're constantly working to convince people that your product or service is the best, so that ultimately more is sold and the turnover is increased. Again you're busy with sales here.
  • You're also selling in customer service when you recommend to a customer that another product or service better suits their needs.

Now that you're reading this, a career in sales might not sound so scary, right?

Here are top 5 reasons for why you've to consider becoming a sales:

1. The income

Perhaps the main reason for people to consider a career in sales is income. The more you sell, the more you naturally earn.

The reason why many choose to continue working in the sales sector is because it's a challenging sector where you'll be rewarded based on your performance. Here you've the opportunity to double your salary by means of bonuses, you don't have this chance in other sectors. This's the ideal career option for anyone who likes a challenge!

2. High demand for Sales professionals

Companies must always stimulate the sale of products / services in order to grow and survive and that's why there's always a great demand for new sales professionals. Whether it's starters working in business development or senior account executives, there's always a demand for sales employees. This's a great future perspective once you're successful in sales, because you're always in demand! Even if the economy isn't doing well, you don't have to worry.

3. Growth opportunities

As long as you achieve your targets and show that you work hard, it may just happen that you can grow within the company within a fast time. We regularly experience it when we recruit someone for a nice start-up job in business development that gets them promoted within a period of 12 months.

If you show that you've ambition and a good commitment, you'll notice that the sales sector is full of excellent growth opportunities. For example, you start in business development and then you've the opportunity to grow into an account executive, account manager and eventually perhaps a sales director. The possibilities are endless and every sales function is completely different. The further you grow, the more you earn!

4. Sales are never boring

No two days in sales are the same! You'll have the opportunity to work and communicate with new customers. Customers are regularly confronted with new challenges.

To be successful in sales you'll always have to be up to date with knowledge of the product or service you're selling. Specially when it comes to software or IT, you'll have to keep yourself informed about the latest developments. You'll never be bored in sales.

5. Get the chance to live and work abroad

Due to the fact that there's always a great demand for sales professionals in different sectors (IT, software, fashion, services) in cities all over the world, you'll have the opportunity to live and work abroad. Specially if you work for a large multinational, you'll often have to travel to the different offices.

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