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I work in car sales at a VW/Volvo dealership. Been doing car sales just under a year been at my current spot since mid Nov. I am getting pretty good at it....I say that because I have a question for all you with the big time sales jobs. How do I get one? I am good with people and can develop a positive relationship with my customers pretty quickly. I am fairly well educated. I work hard and am highly motivated for success. I was nearly the top sales person last month and am in the lead so far this month. Would like to be in a sales position with even better income potential. Any serious suggestions would be appreciated.

If you want to get into business to business sales, you will need to get out of car sales. Car sales is essentially the same as working at Best Buy or any other retail company...where people come to you. A good company is going to be looking for a sales rep who goes out and gets business. Go get a job selling copiers, or selling advertising, something you are beating the streets, lots of in person cold calls....expect to make $45-60k. Do it for 1 year, hit your quota, then move onto a bigger, better company $80-100k+.

Best of luck!

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If you want to get into business to business sales, you will need to get out of car sales. Car sales is essentially the same as working at Best Buy or any other retail company...where people come to you. A good company is going to be looking for a sales rep who goes out and gets business. Go get a job selling copiers, or selling advertising, something you are beating the streets, lots of in person cold calls....expect to make $45-60k. Do it for 1 year, hit your quota, then move onto a bigger, better company $80-100k+.

Best of luck!

 

Car sales have changed....there is a lot of working leads......selling the idea of coming in.  But I understand what you are saying and appreciate you taking the time to respond.  Thanks.  I will work on that plan.

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I agree with the copier sales route. It's good b2b sales training. Boo would be a good one too ask as well

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I should clarify. We already knew we were going to lose the contract (because our managing director asked for some totally unrealistic accommodations and pissed them off, and they didn't want to renew our contract out of spite). We all knew our fate, so we figured wed live it up for the last 9 months of the contract before we all lost our jobs. Was crazy, we went from a 250 person division to 80 people in about 1 year because of the lost contract. That's the risk of Federal government work. You either have a billion dollar contract and are on top, or you're out of a job. No middle ground.

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Just an FYI, it seems a lot of people are hiring right now.

I have been getting hit up by a lot of recruiters as of recent. Plus one of my sales reps just left to go into medical sales. It seems the economy is picking back up.

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If your in sales, check in here

Rules are:

What do u sell/industry

What's your territory

How long u been selling

Do u travel overnight?

Marriott or Hilton?

 

Real Estate

 

Wilmington

 

10 years

 

Don't travel any more, back in the day about 10 weekends a year

 

Marriott if possible.

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1. Marketing/Advertising in warehouse/distribution/supply chain industry. Have also sold industrial coatings and industrial adhesives.

2. US, Canada, and now they are sending me to Europe

3. Since January 1998

4. Exclusively

5. Hilton 1st Marriott 2nd

Bonus Answers:

6. Rental car preference? Budget Fast Lane

7. Airline? US Air and Delta

8. Favorite chain restaurant w/o clients? Outback at the bar for Queensland salad and 6 beers

9. Favorite emergency poop stop? Hampton Inn lobby or Best Buy

 

Bonus

 

Don't rent much anymore, when I needed travel in the past, I got car service

 

US Air, flies out of ILM daily

 

Bone Fish

 

Hotels if at all possible

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More bonus questions:

11. If overnighter, breakfast of choice?

12. What do you never leave home without?

13. How much money can you spend on dinner?

14. Do you drink every night or at all?

15. Do you have a guilty pleasure your spouse or co workers don't know about?

 

Some type of breakfast burrito

 

Ipad

 

$50

 

Every night

 

Way back then...I would dip in the hotel room late at night to relax, don't do that anymore

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11. Hardboiled eggs, granola in fruit yogurt

 

12.  Multi-device portable battery, and an apple (the fruit, not the hardware)

 

13. $25, if it's just me. Recently I've been eating smaller dinners.

 

14. I can, but I can just as easily skip it. I like a nice glass of scotch, but then I can go days without a drink and not notice.

 

15. Nope. Not saying, I don't have guilty pleasures, but my boss knows exactly what I'm doing.

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My bonus questions:

 

16. Do you have any quirks or habits when you travel?

 

I set two wakeup calls. One 15 minutes after the first.

 

17. Shoes with or without laces?

 

I learned a while ago that loafers are a godsend for getting through TSA, and still professional enough that I don't need to pack a second pair.

 

18. How do you start a cold call?

 

"Hi, this is Cat Poop from Cat Poop Inc. I'm calling in regard to your current HR Systems. Do you have a few minutes?"

 

19. How do you wine and dine a client?

 

Federal government. I can buy them a $12 lunch, tell them it costs 5 dollars, which they are by law required to reimburse me. When we did a contract with some not-for-profits, it was Harry Caray's Steakhouse, top shelf liquor package, and endless premium appetizers.

 

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I'm negotiating the biggest contract of my life right now.  It will drain the soul right out of your body.  The money would be huge but I don't even care anymore.

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I'm negotiating the biggest contract of my life right now. It will drain the soul right out of your body. The money would be huge but I don't even care anymore.

Good luck

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