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What are your interests?

Realist?

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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.

Working with McDonald's
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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
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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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Working with Musgrave Group
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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Who Musgrave Group Recruit
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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