There are lots of different types of sales positions which can make choosing the right position for a new sales rep difficult. Depending on your interests and personality type will play a huge part in which type you should choose.
My first suggestion for you is to pick a position that suits your personality. If you are extremely outgoing, you may want to consider outside sales. On the other hand, if you are more analytical you may opt for inside sales.
The Two Primary Types of Sales Positions
To help you make a choice on what type sales job you should consider, I have compiled this list of some of the various types of sales positions you will encounter.
By no means is it a complete list but it will definitely give you something to consider as you start your search for your first sales position.
- Inside Sales – One of the more common types of sales positions, the inside sales rep plays a huge role in the success of a company. This position can include phone responsibilities, counter sales or any other selling process that is inside the company offices.
- Outside Sales – This is one of the most coveted sales positions among all the other. Primary responsibilities include: prospecting, appointment setting, face to face presentations, relationship building, winning customers and the sale. It requires a special type person, with a highly likable personality in order to be highly successful.
Within these two types of sales positions there are many types of sales. From car sales to pharmaceutical sales from counter sales to phone sales, there is a position suited just for you.
Examples of Outside Sales
Example of Inside Sales
More Types of Sales Positions to Consider
Heavy Equipment Sales
Food & Beverage Sales
As you can see, there are as many types of sales positions as there are industries and retail segments. Selling is what makes our commerce system thrive.
I hope this list of sales positions will help you in making your decision as you start on your new sales career.
If you have questions about a sales position, you can ask me your questions and I will be happy to help you out.
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