Over the last 26 years as Aspire, we have helped to kick-start the careers of some of the most successful people in the Media, Publishing, Digital Marketing and Events industries by placing them into their first roles, often as Graduate Sales Executives.
A role in sales is often described as a personal development opportunity disguised as a job, as it's a chance to learn first-hand, the advanced communication skills and negotiation techniques required to be credible with high-level stakeholders in business as one progresses through one’s career.
Graduates with a strong interest in modern business and new media, who possess great communication skills and a competitive spirit, should seriously consider sales. Especially if they are passionate about working for an employer of choice.
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Sales careers can be just as challenging and ‘high-powered’ as a career as a barrister, engineer or space scientist. Find the right vacancy and you can set yourself on the path to a large annual salary and great career progression, with some of the wealthiest people on the planet having started out in sales. Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Marissa Mayer and Howard Schultz all started out their working lives ‘on the shop floor’ and it hasn’t done their careers or wallets any harm.