Not everyone is cut out for sales. But people who can't sit still may thrive in outside sales careers. Sometimes referred to as an account executive, a salesperson may have a geographic territory for which he or she is responsible for gleaning business. That market may be local, regional, national or international. Depending on the size of the territory, a salesperson may go on a combination of scheduled or unannounced "cold calls" to see potential clients throughout the day. Then again, he or she may travel with a sales team representing his company, and make a several-days-long visit to a client to do onsite research, take the client out to golf or dinner, make a presentation and close the deal. It's not uncommon for salespeople to be paid on commission, so this type of job can be thrilling for some people.
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