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Graduate Sales Executive

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Whatever the industry, product or service, every organisation needs to sell their wares in order to survive and thrive. The Sales Executive is that valuable link between the customer or client and the organisation, playing one of the most central roles for business success. If you enjoy the buzz and competition of pursuing a lead, chasing opportunities, engaging with decision-makers and the thrill of closing a sale, being a Graduate Sales Executive is a dynamic, fast-paced role that’s sure to be perfect for you.

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What does it involve?

A Sales Executive position is versatile and will take your career beyond the boundaries of standard nine to five life. Commitment to the role is vital, so a willingness to be flexible and embrace challenges is essential. You will be expected to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of your product portfolio before pitching solutions to prospective clients and customers. Time on the phone and out on the road is usually expected, so the ability to engage with a variety of personalities is essential.

If you think you have what it takes to break into the world of sales, a role as a Graduate Sales Executive will give you the perfect platform from which to launch a long term and rewarding career.

What do I need to become a sales executive?

Sales Executives are typically selected based on their core competencies and potential instead of academic background alone. Candidates tend to reap the rewards of their hard work, with some of the most lucrative packages for new starters in sales. Fundamentally, you get out what you put in. For those willing to put in the work, who want to fly to the top of the career ladder in this branch of sales, you will need:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Confidence
  • Resilience and determination to succeed
  • Self-motivation and drive
  • A degree of competitiveness
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work outside the standard nine to five

Take your first step on the sales ladder and explore the latest Graduate Sales Executive opportunities available through Pareto. Submit your CV today.

What is an Assessment Centre?

An assessment centre is just a different approach to recruiting candidates to a job role. The end outcome is the same: match the right candidate to the right position. What makes assessment centres different, however, is that they offer a comprehensive and in-depth approach that goes much further than an interview alone. Combining a number of methods to seek out skills and competencies, they offer the potential employer a chance to see how you could fit into their company and role. It also offers YOU the opportunity to really show what you’re made of.

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The Pareto Assessment Day

We welcome thousands of graduates every year to our unique assessment centres around the UK. Our assessment centres typically come under one of two different categories:

  • Open assessment centres: held weekly at either our London assessment centre in Chiswick or our purpose-built assessment facility at the Pareto head office in Wilmslow, our open assessment centres welcome both candidates who have applied for specific positions and those simply looking to enter the world of sales.
  • Bespoke/client assessment centres: held either at one of our assessment centres or on-site at the premises of the company, these assessment days are tailored to a specific organisation who are usually looking for a number of graduates to join a Graduate Programme or existing sales team.

Run by our team of experienced Graduate Managers and Recruitment Specialists, no two assessment days are ever quite the same. We set out to identify those core competencies and skills that will help you become a future leader in the world of sales, using a number of different methods. This includes assessing your presentation and problem solving skills. It's actually quite good fun!

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