We are all familiar with an informed, outgoing and enthusiastic sales assistant. It makes our shopping experience all the more memorable! If it is your aim to work in the sales industry, this should be your main focus: handling customer sales with a genuine interest in the product on offer (tune down on the sales talk, please). Sales jobs are frequently available; all retail outlets need to appoint sales assistants. Working in sales requires flexibility with regards to working hours and part-time or contract sales work is also possible. One core requirement for succeeding in sales is excellent knowledge on the product or service that you aim to sell. Without this, you are unlikely to assist potential customers, and you could lose potential sales.
Your key responsibility in a sales job is to personally interact with clients. Your friendly and helpful personality, coupled with a neat and acceptable appearance is part of the job and job success. Interacting with customers means that you will assist with any queries, questions or clarifications which they may have about the product. But it may not be plain sailing every day, handling customer complaints will probably form part of your daily responsibilities. Skills that are in demand for working in sales are excellent communication and interpersonal skills, polite and helpful personality, and the ability to work as part of a team. Basic computer skills are also recommended.