Starting your career in sales will create a strong launching pad for a successful future in business. The relationship building, negotiation and creativity you learn provide a solid foundation for future leadership roles that are needed in our everchanging business environment.
I recently had the opportunity to network with some of Schneider’s sales associates to learn about the benefits of a career in sales and why they love the work environment.
Here’s why they think sales makes a good career.
Benefits of working in a sales role:
1. You can’t beat the compensation model
Sales is a great field for people who are motivated by money and willing to work hard. A sales role will drive you to develop new and nurture existing business to increase revenue for yourself and your company.
2. The role you start with is not where you will end your career
Sales positions are pivotal for the success of every business and provide a clear path to leadership. Sellers drive the revenue pipeline and business productivity for their companies.
Sales also teaches you some great skills, like communication and organization, that will help you became a great leader later in your career.
3. It’s a job that’s flexible
Sales associates enjoy a lot of freedom in structuring their own day around their personal passions, work style and the needs of their individual customers. Working in sales allows you to make your job what you want it to be.
4. It’s fun and never boring
Sales environments have a high-performance culture and put significant value on having fun in the office with inner office contests and incentives to sustain the high energy. If you love working with people, sales is the perfect job for you.
5. There’s a focus on innovation and technology
The current business environment is ever-changing. Technology assists sellers in pricing, supply/demand and future forecasting to assist in data-driven decision making.
Find a Schneider sales position.
Schneider’s STM team is looking to grow in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Chicago and Dallas. Learn even more about the fast-paced environment in the STM offices and apply for an opportunity that’s right for you.