Why a Graduate Should Work in Sales Persuasive Essay by Nicky

A discussion on why a sales job is an ideal first job for a recent graduate.
# 149831 | 1,569 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 02, 2012 in Business (Marketing) , Labor Studies (General)

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The paper presents the argument that regardless of what occupation a student ultimately chooses, the skills learned in sales jobs will help every young graduate in almost any vocation. The paper discusses the benefits of the skills of selling and persuasion and asserts that the demanding work of sales is also well-suited to young people who do not yet have extensive family commitments and responsibilities and who can live with an instable income based on commission. The paper also notes how the job teaches discipline, resilience and character, allows personal fulfillment and excitement and provides strong collaborative and communications training.

From the Paper:

""Sell, sell, sell." From the moment a student leaves his or her university, a young graduate is faced with the need to constantly sell him or herself--like it or not! He or she is selling his or her credentials to prospective employers, trying to make the most persuasive case for the uniqueness of his or her talents, education, experience, and potential. For a job seeker in the corporate world, he or she should "start by gathering as much information" as possible about the company, "its management, and most importantly, its product line - not just the products in the current marketplace, but what the company has coming through its R&D pipeline" (Rose 2009). The student must show knowledge about the industry, company and its products, and demonstrate to the interviewer he or she has gone that 'extra mile' to stand out from the competition (Rose 2009). Beyond job interviews, selling and persuasion is involved in almost every profession, from a lawyer selling his or her client's case to a jury, to an engineer convincing his or her employer to embark upon a particular project, to an IT professional selling his or her new system to a potential backer in layperson's terms. Honing one's persuasive ability requires logical reasoning skills, an understanding of human emotion, and self-confidence. That is why all prospective workers in search of their first job could benefit from working in sales."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers. (2009). U.S.Department of Labor and Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009 Edition. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). Retrieved July 7, 2009 at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos020.htm
  • How do I get a job in sales? (2009). Target jobs. Retrieved July 7, 2009 athttp://targetjobs.co.uk/sales/articleview-50s_29a_3936.aspx
  • Neece. Suzanne. (2009, July). Pharmaceutical Sales Career Outlook Looks Great. Newswire. Retrieved July 7, 2009 athttp://www.newswiretoday.com/news/9299/
  • Rose, Teena. (2009). Pharma sales - breaking into the industry. Resume ResourceRetrieved July 7, 2009 at http://www.resume-resource.com/article53.html

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