Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Skilled salespeople will always have flexible opportunities. Whether you’ve done it before or you just have that way about you and love talking to people about something you believe in, this could be the path for you.

Amava Take: Successful organizations rely upon salespeople. Because even with the best product or service, smooth, forward-thinking HR, and flawless management and strategy, every company needs customers to buy what they’re selling. If you’re flexible enough to deal with performance-based compensation, you might just hit it out of the park and enjoy the process. What a concept!

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these jobs?

People who like talking to others, putting themselves out there and being part of a team.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

It is very worth your time to talk to the people who design or deliver what you’re selling. The better you know it, the more effectively you can represent it to others.

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

Calls, emails and meetings, but it’s likely that you can make your own schedule.

From the Trenches:

What’s the most satisfying part of the job?

Being part of a team that’s doing something interesting.

How would you describe the hard parts?

Trying to convince someone of something when they seem predisposed not to want it can be unpleasant.

Best sales movie?

Glengarry, Glen Ross!

Special RequirementsMost companies are interested how you present yourself, first and foremost. Education requirements can vary and expertise can be helpful depending upon the product or service. There are many types of sales jobs, and you should analyze which sales position might be right for you.

Finding a Position: You can use any national job board with the right search terms, such as inside sales, outside sales or account executive or try something tailored to sales.