We recently read an article on Linkdin from Solomon Mondal regarding how having his first job be in sales catapulted his career to where it is today. Solomon is the CEO if Ideal Candidate and recently was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year”.
His article feasted on 3 simple concepts of what sales experience provides for someone. The first aspect that was addressed was the fact that sales is everywhere. We could not agree more, weather you are a Doctor who sells a service, a waitress who sells an experience or you hold an actual “sales” title, the transfer of establishing a need and the transfer of emotion that you give to your “customer” is in every position.
Second, speaking ability. Sales gives you the ability to match and mirror, as well as convey your message with concise direction and easy-to- follow content.
Lastly, he covers confidence, as he states “I’d always thought growing up that I was somewhat of a geek and could never sell. Gaining experience in sales – talking to perfect strangers and turning them into your customers and even friends – definitely increased my confidence.” Having the self-worth to know what you have to say isn’t only worth while to listen to but the confidence to speak up to state your needs, wants, any key communication factor is necessary as a life skill,confidence is incredible for your career and life in general.
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