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Out of work or looking? Here is an interesting "for what it's worth"

Posted Monday, June 8, 2009, at 9:53 AM

If you can not find a job in your area of expertise locally, it may be available elsewhere, OR maybe you need to upgrade your skills.

According to a Manpower Inc. Annual Survey Reveals Talent Shortages Continue Despite Current Economic Environment http://www.manpower.com/investors/releas...

At a time when sales are down, sales positions are high on the list. Hmmmm, could it be time to change?


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I don't know Steve but I would say the reason there are a lot of open sales positions is because a lot of Sales jobs are commission based. When sales are down then they make no money. I don't see the point of having a job if you aren't making any money doing it...

-- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 1:42 PM

I took one of those positions back in college. Never again. The pressure to produce made me do things I regretted. Nothing illegal but my last sale was to a young woman who did not need and could not afford what I sold her. I turned around on the way back from Cookeville, gave her money back and called my supervisor to quit.

I stayed out of sales for 12 years. When I stepped back into a position, I turned down the job before I was offered it because I did not get a good feeling from them. They had never been turned down before and made adjustments that sealed the job.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 7:42 PM

Passion is always the answer to "How can I make more money?"

Realistically speaking that is...noone becomes a rocket scientist without going to school. Most people I have talked to about this subject manner though have skills and passions that can be profitable if properly executed.

No matter who you are or where you are in your life; 100 customers paying you $100.00 each for a sevice they need or desire still equals ten grand.

This math used to make me so made when I worked for a pest company that would schedule me approx 220 customers to service in 20 work days....and commission was less than ten percent.

Whether its photography, gutter cleaning, stump removal, lawn care, pulling weeds, letter writing, leather goods, cutting hay, digging landscapes or ponds, cleaning houses, or hauling garbage. As long as you enjoy what you do and commit to it with passion you will find that selling yourself is easy!

As my company motto states QUALITY SERVICE WITH HONEST RESULTS!

-- Posted by big daddy rabbit on Thu, Jun 18, 2009, at 12:17 PM

I have no doubt that being passionate about your vocation and loving what you do goes a long way to not only being successful but "living the good life".

Finding that calling was one of the tougher things to do. In some ways, I am STILL looking after 40 years, and I believe I am about as close as I can get. But, there is always room to grow.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 19, 2009, at 6:32 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.