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How to know which area I am prepared? And if I can take a risk and be successful without a college degree? #administration

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Michele’s Answer

Regardless of education, sales requires a specific set of personality traits that cannot necessarily be easily taught


You must enjoy interacting with people, be good at listening to unhappy people and making them feel their concerns are important and addressed yet maintaining your ability to manage a situation you may not be able to change, be someone who has a lot of charisma and a trustworthy demeanor, be intelligent and able to learn the specifics about your product and know it's strengths and weaknesses and match customers to products appropriately, be able to build relationships with many different kinds of people, etc...


having said that, it is mush easier to get a higher paying, more long term position, faster, if you have some education, especially in business or finance. The other way to get into something is to work your way up in a field or area you already have a lot of knowledge about.


Maybe try something in a retail area at entry level and see if it's your thing? Like working at a Guitar Center in sales, for instance, if you're a music lover etc..

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Devanshi’s Answer

Sales requires specific skills that can not necessarily be taught however, it is definitely something to try out. Even if you find that Sales was not for you, the skills you will gain as a result will benefit you greatly. College education is never a wrong step at any point. If college is not the right option at this time, you can try free courses online which allow you to learn at your own pace.


website for free courses:
www.udacity.com/


www.coursera.org

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