I help businesses solve problems through technology.
My job is awesome because I basically create my own schedule. I can work from anywhere as long as at the end of the month I hit my numbers. Generally I start working at 8am. Answer emails, fulfill orders, jump on team conference calls and go out to see customers starting at around 10. I try to schedule 3 appointments a day, starting at 9 or 10, 12 and 3. Once my 3pm appointment is over, I go back to my desk, answer emails and place any new orders that have come in.
You HAVE to have people skills! Being an Account Executive is a nice way of saying that you get paid to make friends and keep customers happy on behalf of your company. You also need to be resilient as you will be told "NO" several times. You could even hear the word "NO" for several years, but you have to keep asking and checking in with the customer, because one "YES" could be worth millions!
Here's the first step for professionals
Be Aggressive! Never be afraid of rejection. Sales is one of the easiest jobs to get, but hardest ones to do well. I'd advise going through a college hire program, if available to you.
"Sales is too hard."
You cannot be afraid of the word no!
Society will always tell you what you should be and how you should look. At the end of the day, people see what you project from the inside!