Pros v. Cons of the Sales Profession

Sales can be a great career. But, like anything, there are benefits and drawbacks. If you're considering a career in sales, maybe this will be a good place to start. I hope the list will grow over time.

Pros

  • Flexibility
  • Potentially unlimited income
  • Customer interaction
  • Meet many different people
  • Relative level of control over your destiny
  • Transferrable skills
  • Opportunity everywhere
  • Potential for entertaining interactions (potential customers can throw curve balls...)

Cons

  • Irregular income
  • Demanding expectations
  • Unpredictable schedule
  • Constant pressure to find the next opportunity
  • Moving from "hero to zero"

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Jeb Brooks

As the Chief Culture Officer of The Brooks Group, Jeb Brooks is responsible for the initiatives that create and maintain a strong company culture. Jeb believes fervently that companies don’t grow, people do. The purpose of The Brooks Group is to help team members grow as people and professionals so that they can help clients do the same. Jeb’s work is centered around identifying opportunities for everyone to push their comfort zones and extend beyond their limits.

Published on September 03, 2010

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