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You might hire a salesperson to:

  • Represent your brand in a professional, successful manner that results in repeat business and a positive customer experience
  • Identify lead opportunities, as well as the potential for upsells

  • Maintain or surpass sales quota expectations 
  • Speak with customers to understand their needs and resolve any issues


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Required Skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Impeccable interpersonal and customer service skills, even in high-stress situations 1-3 years’ sales experience
Strong sense of ethics and business acumen Experience within a specific industry, preferable in a sales or customer-facing role
Excellent problem-solving skills Familiarity with relevant sales software and technology 
Ability to work independently, while contributing to team-wide efforts Sharp negotiation and time management skills
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A woman seated at a desk faces her computer as she participates in a virtual job interview with a gray-haired man in a suit.
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Three circles, each containing an illustration of a person. Circle on the left contains a woman. Circle on the right contains a man. Circle in the center contains a woman, marked with a green checkmark.
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