In a previous blog, we discussed the three main reasons why you should consider sales as a career. One of the main reasons is that sales offers you a strong foundation on which you can grow your career.
Successful salespeople take a proactive approach in acquiring the necessary skills that will make them stand out in the job market.
These foundational skills can often be transferred and utilized in other careers hence the name transferable skills.
Below are the top 4 transferable skills in sales:
1. Communication skills
Clearly communicating your values and ideas is critical in career establishment and development.
In sales, you need to be able to communicate your unique value proposition. Engage and use verbal communication, non-verbal communication and active listening with prospects.