Sales and Customer Service

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Advertising Sales Agent

Advertising sales agents are responsible for selling advertising spots for their employer. They typically work for an advertising firm, radio station, television channel, magazine and newspaper publishers, or for online advertising companies that have advertising space available.

Insurances Sales Agents

These sales professionals are responsible for selling insurance products and services to the consumer market. They build up their client base and help clients choose the right type of insurance plan for their individual needs. They may be responsible for generating new business during slower times of the year, conducting seminars for human resources professionals, and hosting training events for other sales professionals.

Loan Officer

Although it may not be a traditional sales job, loan and mortgage specialists are in the business of selling loan products to customers. They are typically employed by banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, and financial institutions to evaluate and authorize loan applications for different types of customers. Some specialize in a particular type of loan or customer market while others serve as a general mortgage and loans specialist at a commercial bank.

Purchasing Manager or Buyer

Working as a purchasing manager or buyer for a company means the individual is in charge of negotiating purchasing contracts, managing inventory, and reviewing product quality for the company they serve. These individuals may also be responsible for buying products at cost for reselling purpose.

Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents

Buying, selling, and renting properties are the responsibility of a licensed real estate broker or sales agent. Brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate business and are typically self-employed. Sales agents work with brokers and may work as independent contractors.

Sales Engineers

Those with an interest in scientific and technological products or services may fare well as sales engineers who are responsible for explaining how these complex products work, and how they benefit the client.

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agent

Working in the fast-paced industry of the financial markets can be attractive to those who thrive in high-pressure situations and want to work in a competitive field. These sales agents are responsible for selling securities and other financial products to customers, providing financial and purchasing recommendations, and conducting trading activities.

Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives

Individuals interested in selling wholesale or manufactured goods to businesses, government organizations, and other companies can make a living as a sales representative or sales manager in this field. Having good product knowledge, the ability to travel, and being able to work under pressure are critical for success in this field.

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