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    Basically, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am looking for some advice in finding a job in sales. One of my friends told me he thinks I would be good in a relationship building role as he says Im a 'people's person.' The thing is I am not good at cold calling sales. Have tried and found it pretty tricky. So was wondering is there any positions where you're working on warm leads and encouraging people to buy more from an established position. Is there such a position? thanks
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    Any sales job will inevitably include cold calling. Even the CEO of my company does cold calling.
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    I hope i provide you a better understanding of what you're looking for.

    Sales is diverse, some include cold calling and some are all about building, maintaining relationships. What you are describing to me seems to be an account management role, or a field management role; both of such can be found in the FMCG sector.
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    I wouldn't leave your email address on a public forum if I were you, PM it instead. Bots crawl the internet looking for emails to add to their list of spam addresses.
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    (Original post by biffyclyro27)
    I wouldn't leave your email address on a public forum if I were you, PM it instead. Bots crawl the internet looking for emails to add to their list of spam addresses.
    I hate when your own spam filter blocks real emails and let the spam emails through
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    (Original post by newts2k)
    Basically, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am looking for some advice in finding a job in sales. One of my friends told me he thinks I would be good in a relationship building role as he says Im a 'people's person.' The thing is I am not good at cold calling sales. Have tried and found it pretty tricky. So was wondering is there any positions where you're working on warm leads and encouraging people to buy more from an established position. Is there such a position? thanks
    There are some places where you dont really come across cold calling and find leads etc.
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    It does depend what the company does.

    Our company primary deals in B2B (business to business) We have not bought 'data' for about 8years now as we do have enough 'new businesses' wanting our service or wanting to buy from us so we don't have to do major cold calling. I do know some of the lads will do a Wednesday Afternoon of random cold calling just to see what they can get. While others will just take accounts from the system.

    If your more a people person and want to build a good relationship with people then I defo say look at Account Managers sort of roles.

    P.s Wednesday Afternoons actually get best response and people are willing to speak to them.
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    (Original post by ScottishChris)
    It does depend what the company does.

    Our company primary deals in B2B (business to business) We have not bought 'data' for about 8years now as we do have enough 'new businesses' wanting our service or wanting to buy from us so we don't have to do major cold calling. I do know some of the lads will do a Wednesday Afternoon of random cold calling just to see what they can get. While others will just take accounts from the system.

    If your more a people person and want to build a good relationship with people then I defo say look at Account Managers sort of roles.

    P.s Wednesday Afternoons actually get best response and people are willing to speak to them.
    Sounds a bit like what I do, what company do you work for BUD!
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    Selling goods are not bad job.You should know about all type of job.
    If your more a people person and want to build a good relationship with people then I say look at Account Managers or product manager.Product manager is good post.you know more about product and mingle with workers.
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    Sounds a bit like what I do, what company do you work for BUD!
    I own the company the Group sells ALL kinds of Electrical from USB to TVs and other part of company is Marketing, Print and Promotion so from Advertise via our billboards to Printing Stationery and even drumming up clients and etc.
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    (Original post by ScottishChris)
    I own the company the Group sells ALL kinds of Electrical from USB to TVs and other part of company is Marketing, Print and Promotion so from Advertise via our billboards to Printing Stationery and even drumming up clients and etc.
    So you're a Section manager, not the owner of the company....?
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    (Original post by RinaHarison)
    Selling goods are not bad job.You should know about all type of job.
    If your more a people person and want to build a good relationship with people then I say look at Account Managers or product manager.Product manager is good post.you know more about product and mingle with workers.
    thanks for that, I tried searching for product manager trainee positions and couldn't really find any. My friend said account manager would be a good position but they;re very hard to get. So I really don't know the route here? Most sales positions seem to be through assessment days which I hate and find it difficult to stand out

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