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Working in sales in NZ

If you consider to go after the big money in sales, keep reading a bit more before you jump into the "shark pool"(cause salesmen are sharks!).
I worked in sales in NZ for 3 months, and trust me thats a bumpy road. If youre looking for the easy money and the good time, roll of bed and wake up from the dream world.
Sales is a practice that requires lost of training, motivation to succeed and most important, time and experience.
Some people born with the gift to sale "ice to Eskimos"  and some need a bit more practice. Usually the best drive to improve comes from the "hunger" for money. When you work on commission it means: "the more you sale, the more you earn", simple as that.
In most sales jobs you can have a really bad week and in one day to make big sales that will balance the all week. Some days you can sale nothing all day long and in less than half hour to make some sales that will cover the all day. Its a tricky job, so you need to know how to keep your head up in the hard moments. And trust me, youll have plenty of those.
The first lesson in sales is to understand that no one got up in the morning and thought to buy your product, it is your job to make the costumer stop and check out your products and hear about them, and eventually make him purchase it.
The second lesson is to learn how to handle rejection, youll hear the word "No" many times a day, and thats  ok. Youll never have 100% success rate, no one has. In most sales jobs you work on a mass of people, so the more people that youll get interested in your products- the more youll sale and basically the more money youll make.
Usually the first week or two are the toughest weeks, especially for the inexperienced ones, cause it takes time to learn how to sale the specific product and to get to know the work environment. The best tip here, is to look at the veteran salesmen and learn from them. They are doing it for a while, so they probably knows what therere doing. Remember that a good salesman can sale anything anywhere, but it always good to learn new tricks.
To sum things up, sales is probably one the best jobs if you want the "big money". But it is not for anybody and it takes usually a bit of time till you start to earn the big bucks. The statistics for oversea travelers is rough, from 5 people that will go to sales job-only 1 will succeed and most of the others will fail. So before you apply to sales job, think carefully if youre up for it.
From my experience it can be a rough job but also fun and very profitable.
Good luck

Submitted by: Rb
Date submitted: 13/05/2013 11:03:26 PM

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