Grads: Why Your First Job Should be in Sales

Jan 29, 2021

Posted by: Sal Mazzarella, Managing Director, Sales Search Partners

Sal Mazzarella ImageryIt seems so many graduates are worried about finding their dream job. That’s a lot of pressure if you don’t know exactly what job you want. Your goals and interests will change throughout the course of your life. You don’t need to have it all figured out right now.

Right now, focus on getting your feet wet in the “real world”. The rest will fall into place. Land a job that gives you professional skills to use down the line and, hopefully, a bit of extra money. A great starting point for grads is a career in sales.

Sales is Not Scary

I know, I know. A job in “sales” sounds intimidating. But it’s not, really. It can be the perfect launching pad for other opportunities down the road because it’s chock full of valuable experiences.

Companies hiring for entry level sales positions aren’t expecting you to come in as an expert. They’re called “entry-level” roles for a reason. You’ll be trained in sales techniques, paired with more experienced employees, and given tools to succeed. Sales reps learn to naturally balance interpersonal skills, client relations, time management, and more.

Plus, most sales teams have a lot of fun together with team-building events, happy hours, and friendly competitions. You might even make some lifelong friends.

More Money

The sales process builds confidence. There is nothing more thrilling than closing a deal.  The cherry on top? Commission. Most sales roles provide a base salary along with commission. This can be very lucrative and, the more sales you make, the more money in your pocket.

Start the Job Search Now

Companies are making offers to grads now and competitive entry-level sales roles get filled quickly. Waiting until after graduation to start your search adds undue pressure. You might feel like you have to accept the first job offer you get.

Starting your job search early gives you more breathing room. You can compare companies, base salaries, and commission structures far enough in advance to choose the best one for you. Keep in mind other incentives that may be important to you like health benefits, location, work-life balance, etc.

Need help kicking off the job search? That’s what we do. Contact us to start looking for a post-grad great sales role today. There’s no fee for job seekers to work with us, ever.

Graduation day will be here before you know it. Don’t spend your big day stressing. Start your job search for a career in sales now and step into the “real world” with excitement.

About Sales Search Partners

Sales Search Partners is the leading provider of sales recruiting services throughout the Greater Boston and New Hampshire markets. Today’s leading organizations turn to Sales Search Partners to attract and acquire top sales talent at all levels.

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