I tried a lot of jobs before I found my true love of writing, but I never applied for any sales jobs. There is just something about sales that turns me off. Perhaps it is because I am pretty laid back, and I have never been able to make great small talk with strangers, and this is one thing a good salesperson has to be able to do. I also am rather shy until I get to know someone, and I am not aggressive enough to make a hard deal or to close a tough sale. That’s ok for me though, and there are plenty of other people out there who have the personality for those jobs.
Sales jobs are everywhere, and they might make up a bigger part of the job market then you might think. Almost every job sector needs people to fill sales jobs, even where you may least expect it. One job I had was for a graphics design company. I figured that most of their clients came to them through advertising, but I was wrong about this. They were successful, but they were always looking for new clients. They employed someone to make cold calls to try to drum up business.
This was my first clue that I should never apply for any type of sales jobs. I had to make the first call to each company, and all I had to do was find out the name of the person who headed a certain department. I hated it, even though I was only talking to a receptionist, and asking for a simple name. No one ever gave me a problem, nor did they ever give me any sort of attitude, but I still hated it. I knew then and there I would never be cut out to take on sales jobs, and I was all the better for it.
If you have the personality, and you want to find sales jobs, you will be surprised to find many of them right in your own back yard. You can find them listed in your local classifieds, or you can look at online job sites for their listings of sales jobs. There may be hundreds from which to choose, and it might simply be a matter of narrowing down location, and then deciding which of the sales jobs seem to be most interesting to you. If you are cut out for it, I encourage you to go for it, there is a lot of money to be made in sales, and it may be the best move you ever made.