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Sales Careers

Thinking of a career in sales? Leading employers across all sectors are looking for ambitious talent to join their sales teams. It’s an increasingly attractive career where high calibre people can progress quickly and reap the rewards for their performance.

variation

Every day is different when you work in sales. You may be speaking to new people or travelling to see new and existing clients. You’ll always be on the go and will have the freedom and flexibility to manage your workload.

rewards

In sales, you’ll receive a base salary but also the opportunity to make a lot more in often uncapped commission or bonuses. Talented salespeople can take home incredibly high salaries.

relationships

Sales is all about building and maintaining profitable customer relationships. It requires strong communication skills,
confidence and a thick skin. Your job is to get clients or customers to choose you over your competitors.

results

Working in sales means you’re rewarded for your individual performance and results. If you enjoy a challenge and are money-motivated you’ll soon see the rewards for your hard work.

Would a Sales Career Suit Me?

A career in sales is well-suited to those who have the following skills and personality traits:

  • Ambitious
  • Energetic
  • Great communication skills
  • Influential
  • Money-motivated
  • Relationship builder
  • Results-driven
  • Self-motivated
  • Target-driven
  • Tenacious

Career Progression

This is a common progression path that sales professionals take, however bear in mind that the progression of your sales career could vary depending on the type of business you work in.

Sales Executive
Key Account Manager
Sales Manager
Regional Manager
National Manager
Sales Director

Sales Jobs

If you’re looking to kick-start a successful career in sales, you will most likely want to consider business to business (B2B) sales opportunities. These involve establishing new client relationships in order to sell your products to businesses as well as maintaining existing accounts.

At Bridgewater Graduates, we offer graduate and trainee sales roles with progression to management with market-leading businesses across the UK and Ireland.

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