Successful career in sales possible?
December 9, 2005 1:02 AM Subscribe
Introvert. Fear of public speaking. Marketing degree. Successful career in sales possible?
posted by saucy to work & money (22 answers total)
I recently (as in this week, heh) obtained a degree in marketing communications, aka advertising/public relations. The job search for advertising/pr jobs is turning up nothing. None of the local agencies (and I am in a fairly large city, without possibility of relocation) have any positions for recent grads--all require 3-5 years experience. I have sent them my resume and contacted hiring directors anyway, but to no avail. I am wrapping up a 7-month marketing internship in an office that has no immediate openings, though they have expressed that they "wish they could hire" me.
All of the actual jobs that I am finding via resume.com, monster, etc; requesting my degree are sales positions. With my shy personality, will I crash and burn in one of these positions? Would I ever even get the job in the first place?