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Salesperson

Sell goods, services and products to consumers.
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What's it like to be a Salesperson?

A Salesperson is an individual that sells goods, services or products to consumers, retail clients or wholesale customers. Salespeople may work in a variety of environments including retail, technology, real estate, automotive and telecommunications.

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The role of a Salesperson is suited to individuals who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good time management and high persuasive abilities.

Depending on the role and setting, Salespeople may be required to work flexibly across retail trading hours (including weekends, evenings and public holidays).

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How to become a Salesperson


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Formal qualifications are not required to become a Salesperson, as on-the-job training is usually provided.

  1. Secure a sales position in an industry you are keen to work in. Most organisations will provide some on-the-job training.
  2. Qualifications may be required if you wish to work as a salesperson in a specialised industry, such as information technology or the automotive industry. You can undertake a Certificate III or IV in these specialised industries through TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation.
  3. Investigate options for specialisation. You may wish to become a Real Estate Salesperson, a Technical Sales Representative or a Marketing Executive.

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Is Salesperson the right role for me?


How do Salespeople rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 24 Salespeople surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
3.5
Job satisfaction
3.4
Career progression opportunities
3.1
Job security
3.3
Pay / Salary
3.2
Variety of work
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Salesperson jobs on SEEK
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National increase over next 5 years
1.9%
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Latest Salesperson reviews

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May 2021
Love making people smile? Become a Saleperson
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Business Administration
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
ELECTRICAL GOODS
The good things
I love chatting to customers and giving them my informed opinion on products, I feel important 😁
The challenges
Teamwork is a big challenge for me as I like to work alone mostly!
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May 2021
Challanging when you do not value the product you sell.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
4X4 Accessorie Sales
The good things
Finding ways to identify how to improve your own sales results. Introducing new processes and procedures to create more efficient work flow and minimize mistakes.
The challenges
Managing customer expectations in regards to quality of product being sold, time frame to acquire the product and quality of fitment of the product. Working within an environment where not all staf...
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