1. Hi, I'm the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.

Anyone here work in sales?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by johnshaw, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Ryan Holden

    Ryan Holden Active Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    

    I honestly have a hard time imagining a better fit for me in particular. If it is the industry you are asking about (my clients are owners, sales managers and salesmen at tractor dealerships) I really think it is a personal fit. I have worked in many business environments, and this is very much my cup of tea. It's not as sexy as other industries I have worked in, nor does it have a fleet of private planes or drivers, but it pays well enough to make the travel worth it imo.

    Does this answer your question?
     

  2. Koala-T

    Koala-T Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    3,846
    Likes Received:
    4,338
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Location:
    Austin
    I'm an accounts guy for a custom software firm. Mostly inside sales, and AMing.
     

  3. thermals

    thermals Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Software sales here. It's alright.
     

  4. gs77

    gs77 Senior Member

    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    407
    Joined:
    May 15, 2015
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    I've been in IT (apps, technology outsourcing, you name it...) most of my professional life, first apps development, then operations, but last 4 and something years in sales. One of the the big name companies even my grandma knows :)

    ... and then, few months ago, they offered a nice package for me to leave, I jumped the wagon, and now I'm independent consultant advising buyers how to buy the same services I used to sell :)

    What you learn is there is no "I do sales, you do something else", sales is just one aspect of everyone's life, and it is about understanding what OTHER people want, what they really want and why.
     

  5. TyroneTornado

    TyroneTornado Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Processing Equipment Sales. I don't like it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016

  6. jrcampbe

    jrcampbe Member

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    I'm originally a mechanical engineer who got into engineering software sales, then enterprise software sales. I've sold software to businesses, specializing in large transactions of complex software to large, complex buisnesss, for about 20 years now.

    I now manage, coach, and train a sales team for a software company covering the SW United States for them.

    I'm actually here because my new job will have me going into an office. I used to work from home when not traveling with customers and so I had a very minimal business wardrobe. I've been buying clothes now for the office and this site has been invaluable.

    I'm happy to discuss sales, or IT, or what I look for in hiring, or how to develop yourself to be successful in business if anyone here just starting out would like to ask questions. I was fortunate to get some good advice early in my life and I see it as a duty to pass it on.

    Jim
     

  7. cpearson_nz

    cpearson_nz New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2018
    Location:
    Tauranga, New Zealand
    I am a Sales Exec for a small BMW Dealership, I am responsible for BMW M sales and 7-Series client development and retention. I have been in the role four months, after leaving the safety of a very successful family business. I love my job and regularly work 12 hour days without regret.

    Our Dealership is unique in that it is responsible for a LARGE number of high value and high performance sales, despite being very small in size and in a city with a small population. I am first and foremost a M-owner, having 2 M5s and a M3. I suppose this helps me 'sell.' Wouldn't change a thing about my job.
     

  8. ccc123

    ccc123 Senior Member

    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Location:
    CT
    I’m an industrial designer working for a Swiss company helping bring product to marke, not in direct sales role, but part of the mix.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy, and Terms and Conditions.