Pros v. Cons of the Sales Profession

Written by: Russ Sharer
pros and 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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Written By

Russ Sharer

Russ is the Director of Sales Strategy Excellence at The Brooks Group. Russ combines his 30+ years in B2B Sales and Marketing with his in-depth facilitation experience to deliver high-impact training programs as well as lead The Brooks Group’s team of talented facilitators.
Written By

Russ Sharer

Russ is the Director of Sales Strategy Excellence at The Brooks Group. Russ combines his 30+ years in B2B Sales and Marketing with his in-depth facilitation experience to deliver high-impact training programs as well as lead The Brooks Group’s team of talented facilitators.

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