Matt, a Technical Salesperson who sells machinery from a family business to different industries, describes what he likes most about his job, its challenges, and whether it's hard to get a job in his field. If you can get a technical or engineering degree in any field, there will be many opportunities out there. It's a bit harder to break into the field with only a business background, as he had prior to this job.
Sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Many companies have formal training programs for beginning wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives that last up to 1 year.
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