Hi, can anyone help me out by sharing their insights? I have no experience with sales, but I want to learn.
I'm looking into "outside sales" jobs, connected mainly to education or publishing houses, and preferably the kind of work where I'm able to move around frequently, rather that remain mostly in an office. (I'm currently doing just that, and it's not for me).
It would be great if you could educate me on potential opportunities the following interests may lead to, if any:
I'm interested in education, but I do not want to enter academia. To narrow it down a bit, I'm interested in online tutoring technologies (or literacy-promoting technologies), and I'm brainstorming ways to get involved in promoting such technologies. (A company like Qualtrics comes to mind, which is statistical software for universities). What kind of options might this lead to? Any ideas or general thoughts are fully welcome!
Secondly, I have a life-long interest in anthropology, and human evolution, and I a masters degree in the latter (from a good uni). How viable is it to get involved in selling, say, textbooks and education materials for these subjects? Perhaps I should get in touch with publishing houses? (I have a master's degree (MSc) from a good university in a biology-related field, but no sales experience.)
Many thanks for reading.