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Sales

Sales are vital to any commercial organisation, and directly affect their continuing success. It involves selling products or services to customers, and maximising the profit on those sales, or the volume sold. Roles exist in some form in most sectors, including retail, IT, finance, manufacturing, health, FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), transport, energy, creative and recruitment.

Sales roles can be very well paid and bonuses for successful sales are common. However with this comes pressure to achieve results, so potential salespeople need an ability to thrive in a competitive environment. Employers look for strong communication and negotiation skills, confidence, determination and the ability to establish rapport and build customer relationships for the longer term.

Where can I find out more about sales careers and jobs?