How to start your career while studying?How to start a career in Sales without previous experience?
Regardless of the size of an enterprise and whether they are providing services or products, without successful sales activity no one has a chance of making profits, therefore won’t survive on the market.
That’s why good sales representatives are so valued in every industry out there.
Everybody has to start somewhere… Well, has working in an innovative start-up ever crossed your mind as marking that start? Perhaps you’re currently studying and already know you would like to get experience in something different to a standard 9-5 business corporate job. If you see yourself building a foundation for your professional career by prioritising your self-development while working with other open-minded and creative people. Then TDSOFT might be the perfect place to jump-start that path for you!
Rome wasn’t built in a day and as an example neither were the stepping stones of my professional journey leading to where I am today. Funnily enough, I would be the first one to skip every job offer connected with sales until applying here back in 2021. After my first year working at TDSOFT, I’ve come to realise how different my idea of the skills needed for a sales representative actually were compared to my practical knowledge now.
It’s surprising how much you can learn in a short period of time about all sides of a business by working in Sales. Nevertheless what goes along with the knowledge is the experience and satisfaction from everyday tasks you can also have. The excitement of meeting new people from all over the world and having a real visible impact on the company’s operations and achievements can develop your skills that will help you in any job… maybe even starting your own business in the future?
If you got this far, you may now be somewhat curious about the desired skills from an ideal candidate for a sales intern. The main ones you can find across job advertisements, or the first ones that come into one's mind are typically being communicative, openness and an ability to build connections & relationships.
“The Questions you ask are more important than the things you could ever say” - Thomas Freese
“Care enough to create value for customers. If you get that part right, selling is easy” - Anthony Iannarino
But there are in fact many other capabilities for Sales representatives to be considered as just as important, here I decided to include a few examples:
Good task and goal planning skills
Ability of collecting valuable details and asking the right questions
Do any of these sound relevant to you? Or maybe they are areas you would love to improve in?
Either way, this 3 month internship offer might be your sign that it’s time to start your next chapter along with me and the rest of our TDfamily.
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