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Linguistic?

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

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Source: National Skills Bulletin

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...

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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
Careers Advice
Careers Advice

There is scope for entrants at all levels in the hardware industry. Anyone who has a flair for sales, customer service and enjoys working as part of a team will suit the industry well.

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Posted by Hardware Association Ireland

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