I help colleges and universities market to and recruit high school students to enroll at their institution.
I spend about half of my time in the office and half on the road. While in the office I am answering email, talking to clients, strategizing internally and with clients, and writing proposals and presentations. While on the road I have 2-3 meetings a day. I spend time with clients at colleges and universities helping them find the best ways to recruit prospective students. Then, I drive to another meeting...sometimes a few hours away.
Know how to communicate with others. Be a great public speaker and have confidence. Learn how to listen.
Here's the first step for college students
Sales is not an easy field to get into. It takes persistence, drive, and knowledge of the sales process. It also takes personality, teaching capabilities, and willingness to take risks. Find a mentor in sales. Do an internship or two during college. Start in sales support, learn the process of sales and then prove you can do it too!
"You should continue to look for a teaching job, even though there aren't any coming around the corner."