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If you are considering a professional sales career, a graduate, have a trade / technical background or some relevant industry experience & planning on changing careers, then click on the links below. They provide an insight into sales along with helpful career advice from salespeople working in the types of industries / market segments we recruit for:

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Ragheed - Sales Engineer / Vicom Australia

What did you do before you started your sales career?

I was studying a Bachelor of Telecommunications at Swinburne University and held down a few casual / part-time positions in customer service and technical support

What was your first sales job and how did you land it?

My first sales job was for AC&T selling Optus products door-to-door including Internet and phone plans. I landed the position by responding to a recruitment add during one of my summer breaks

Explain what you like about your current sales position.

There are a few things I like & enjoy about my current job, such as: Networking with different people in the industry (senior and junior), customer interaction, always on the move and never a dull moment, different challenges daily and not always doing the same thing, travelling the country and O/S to promote and learn about the products, working with current technologies, breaking down barriers (i.e. Winning large contracts or winning over a previously disgruntled customer) and also a rewarding salary

Tell us what you don’t like about sales jobs.

Cunning nature of some sales guys (i.e. Win at all costs attitude), losing a sale (particularly a big one) and cold calling

What are some common sales myths in the Test & Measurement industry?

Customer loyalty - There is no such thing! Most customers will continuously look for better and cheaper alternatives no matter how well you look after them.

What career advice would you give a graduate or person thinking of a career change so they could find sales vacancies in your industry?

Not sure about a best way as such, presentation and communication are very important. For engineers it would be useful to do "public speaking" courses if they are afraid or intimidated about speaking in front of others.

You must show some charisma and a can-do attitude in the interview! Be honest and don't make up things if you are unsure about anything in the interview, and show a willingness to learn and listen

You must show that you are a good communicator. It would also help if they had some knowledge about the technologies we deal with but most importantly must have an interest in the technologies.

Is there any other career advice you would give to someone thinking about sales jobs and starting a sales career? 

Always follow through with what you promise a customer. If you say you will call the next day, make sure you call the next day. Do not make up facts in order to win a sale, it will come back to haunt you!

Be honest and become knowledgeable.  

In a sales role, presentation and appearance are very important. Having an interesting and eye-catching CV will get you an interview, while your appearance and performance at the interview will get you the job!

I think this is especially more relevant in a sales role than for example an engineering or science type roles. Any sales training or interview training would be very beneficial.

 


Alni Tatari - Product Manager-Environmental / Pryde Measurement

What did you do before you started your sales career?

I started my professional career as a Sales Engineer, before that I worked in a book shop.

What was your first sales job and how did you land it?

I worked in a Manchester shop that was run by my uncle.

Explain what you like about your current sales position.

It is a challenging job - everyday you meet new people with potential projects and obviously problems. I really enjoy that it is not a routine task and you can expect something completely new and unpredictable!

Tell us what you don’t like about sales jobs.

  • Hazy conditions and unclear situation
  • Making promises that you can not sometimes keep
  • Unflexible policies

What are some common sales myths in the Test & Measurement industry?

We are making huge margin on instruments and sales people are generally not concerned about after sales services and support!

What career advice would you give a graduate or person thinking of a career change so they could find sales vacancies in your industry?

Being passionate about sales and marketing, although it is not easy to find the first job (as we all know) having some qualification in sales / marking with technical expertise is helpful.

Is there any other career advice you would give to someone thinking about sales jobs and starting a sales career? 

Being eager to learn and using other people experience. Attending a sales training course will also help them get a fair idea about the challenges they will face in the future.

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