For many students, the prospect of leaving university can be intimidating. No more tomfoolery with housemates who they have become closely bonded to, no more shared trips to the launderette and no more Sunday mornings in Starbucks catching up on revision. The world at large has hundreds of scares and surprises to offer and although most students will be sufficiently prepared for their exams, the working world can be a daunting prospect.
Finding a sales job after graduation is never easy and the sales world is one of the most competitive in the industry as it largely based on commission. Sales pitchers must be attentive, driven and to a degree, ruthless. In a way, this industry is similar to journalism, top priority is to get that story or get that sale. Take no prisoners and look after number one. Naturally, the best way to succeed in this game is to innovate, think creatively, forge strong relationships and be personable in your approach. Securing work in this industry can be very difficult at first, however there are a number of organisations particularly noted for their interest in graduate sales employees for Graduate Schemes 2014.
- Danone: This global leader in the markets of bottled water, dairy products and baby food has a sales programme allowing graduates to get closer to the consumers. Building relationships, enhancing commercial acumen and developing business competencies are what you can look forward to on this programme. Danone is committed to homegrown talent, nurturing you all the way through the programme with mentor programme’s and coaching.
- GlaxoSmithKline: A world leader in healthcare with innovation at its core, this company is looking for a new batch of leaders in sales. You can gain in-depth commercial experience whilst delivering life saving products to consumers. Opportunities are not just in the UK, there are plenty of countries world wide to choose from!
- Siemens: The technology giant focuses on B2B sales, employing its team with backgrounds in business, economics or engineering. For Siemens, it’s all about understanding customer’s requirements, forging strong relationships and focusing on how their products can take a business forward.
- Unilever: Sales is a key programme to their Future Leaders initiative, keeping their customers at the heart of their operations. Expect to pioneer new products and concepts whilst building partnerships across the country, negotiating and agreeing future business plans.
- N-power: Part of their new bespoke graduate programme, sales is a fantastic opportunity to develop relationships with a huge range of consumers and identify opportunities to grow revenue streams. This opportunity is all about you, creating your own journey of learning. Search for opportunities here http://www.npowerjobs.com/graduates.