Best Career Options for Sales Professionals- Shift to Digital Marketing

Sales professionals are the most needed and a core of any business, without them, the complete organization efforts would go in vain.

Despite market demand, they are still not happy and are looking for best carrier options, and this usually happens in the initial stages of their sales career. For a sales professional its crucial to understand why are they are not happy and what can make them happy? finding all the possible causes/reasons for they being unhappy would help them in making a wise decision on the career change.

 

Here are some insights into the problems faced by sales professionals

 

Why some sales professionals dislike being in the sales profile?

A survey shows that many sales professional would have put a lot of effort in selling the product or service but then finally the won't get the incentives and this is most disappointing to them and makes them unhappy even though they love their work.

Incentives problem is not addressed properly at many companies, as they:

  • Don’t have the right lead management system
  • They don’t have the right process in handling the leads and hence ends up with Duplication or overlap of leads
  • Biased managers or sales heads attribute it to someone else and which is not acceptable to the performers
  • Sometimes they won't get any leads to handle and cannot achieve their targets
  • Sales professionals are most disappointed whey they don’t get their incentives despite their efforts in reaching the targets.
  • Too much pressure when their major part of their incentives are target dependent

 

Sales professionals are the most powerful resources but yet underestimated and ignored for several reasons, here are few reasons why they are underestimated

  • An overabundance of sales professionals
  • Higher supply than the demand
  • Finding or Creating a salesperson is easy for the management
  • Volatility in the market, product and services and organizations replace teams
  • Many organizations don’t prefer paying high when they can get that work done by the juniors

 

Despite all this, a salesperson can have a successful career only if he holds high caliber and possesses the following,

  • Great communication skills
  • Great knowledge of the product he sells
  • Passion
  • Good relation with the peers
  • Presentation skills
  • Good track record in the career
  • Self-motivational
  • Strong caliber to withstand any kind of odds

When there are so many problems for a sales professional its much harder for them to make a successful career in sales, sales professionals are need of a right platform to prove themselves and they are exploring the options.

If you are one such I have a great advice for you,

I have interviewed many sales professionals for the digital marketing roles and I always end up suggesting the following to them,

 

Education Vs. Skills Vs. Career options in Digital Marketing

Education Skills- Good at Skills Not Good at Best Career Option
Engineering/Computer Application analytical Skills
Logical and reasoning skills
Communication skills
Creative
Technical Knowledge
- Any Stream of Digital Marketing
SEO
SEM
Social Media
Content Marketing
Engineering/Computer Application communcation Skills
Creative
Analytical Skills
Logical & reasoning
Technical Knowledge
Social Media
Engineering/Computer Application Analytical skills
Logical and reasoning skills
Technical Knowledge
Communication Skills SEO
MBA Good analytical Skills
Logical and reasoning skills
Good Communication skills
Creative
Technical Knowledge SEM/Google Adwords
Social Media
Content Marketing
MBA communcation Skills
Creative
Technical Knowledge Social Media
MBA Analytical Skills
Logical and reasoning
Technical Knowledge
Communication
Technical Knowledge
SEO
BBM Analytical Skills
Logical and reasoning
Communication
Creative
Technical Knowledge SEM/Google Adwords
Social Media
Content Marketing
BBM Analytical Skills
Logical and reasoning
Creative
Technical Knowledge
Communcation
SEO
Any Degree Communication
Creative
Technical knowledge
Analytical & Logical reasoning
Social Media
Content Marketing

You want to know what suits best for you?

If you are planning to pursue a career in Digital marketing and not knowing correctly what suits you can be the biggest disaster and would put you in a trouble.

My advice was always accepted by them and they started pursuing their career in respective roles and they are doing great.

Note: The information presented in the above table is not for granted, you might have to understand more of yourself before you decide, or you might have to attend many interviews or get in touch with a counselor who can help you in making the right decision.

If you are looking for an advice get in touch with us, we are conducting free councils for sales professionals for a while and suggest them the right option.

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About kandra

Manjunath Kandra envisions of evolving the current market into a well established one where the best of people's interests are showcased. He is intrigued by the very essence of Digital Marketing and it's deeper insights.

He has worked for a lot of companies and has a track record of achieving an exercised set of rules and has accomplished in every spectrum.
Manjunath Kandra endeavors to learn more about Digital Marketing and become a well-known resource person in this sphere. He desires to be assistance to as many as brighter minds who are devoid of opportunities.

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