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Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

Sectors

About

At its heart sales is about understanding people, what they desire and what value they put on it. People in sales need to be good with people, but the kind of interactions you will have can vary greatly. Business sales involves building ongoing relationships with counterparts in other businesses, whereas telesales will mean dealing daily with many people over the phone. It is a sector where you will face pressure from sales targets and deadlines. But for goal orientated people it will be rewarding, as your sales give you a tangible sense of your achievements.

Skills

    sales & marketing, communication, teamwork, leadership, time management, adaptability, active listening, attention to detail, negotiation, decision making, persuasion, developing relationships, initiative, independence, prioritising work,

Key Facts

81%
of consumers value sales assistants with deep product knowledge
38%
of 25-34 year olds shop online every week
70%
of inside sales companies have increased headcount
67%
of consumers shop with amazon

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Opportunities
Working with McDonald's

We have lots of opportunities for people of all ages, nationalities, educational backgrounds and abilities. And the best part is, we offer the kind of flexibility that takes into account your life outside of work.

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Posted by: McDonald's
Working with McDonald's
Careers
Hardware Industry Jobs

Hardware Jobs include vacancies at entry-level, middle, and senior level, and employers are open to meeting anyone with the experience and enthusiasm to work in the sector.

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Posted by: Hardware Association Ireland
Hardware Industry Jobs
Advice
Who we Recruit

McDonald's have lots of opportunities for people of all ages, nationalities, educational backgrounds and abilities. There are a wide variety of roles in McDonald's.

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Posted by: McDonald's
Who we Recruit
Working with Musgrave Group

Musgrave is the launchpad for all sorts of exciting careers. If you have a love for good food, a passion for business or a desire to help us build sustainable communities, you’ll fit right in.

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Posted by: Musgrave Group
Working with Musgrave Group
Who Musgrave Group Recruit

We are a fast moving business and our opportunities change each year depending on our requirements. Our graduate opportunities include: Buying/Trading, Finance, IT, Omni-channel, Marketing, Retail operations, Store operations, Supply Chain and Human Resources.

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Posted by: Musgrave Group

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