Amid a shift from traditional channels towards online sales, employers in all sectors are looking to recruit skilled sales people who can effectively get their products or services to market. Sales jobs can be found in all industries, including retail, finance, transport and manufacturing. You could also consider estate agents, travel agents and recruitment consultancies for sales-related roles. Depending on your interests, you could be selling medical equipment, IT software, a holiday or a house. For many sales roles, your personality and aptitude for the profession may be viewed as more important than particular qualifications. In the majority of graduate-level positions, employers will consider candidates with any degree subject, although some will require a minimum of a 2:1.

As you get established in your profession, you might want to think about becoming a member of an organisation such as the Institute of Sales Management (ISM). It offers industry-recognised qualifications at levels 2-6 of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), with ISM Level 6 the equivalent to a university degree.

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