The Best-Kept Career Secret: Professional Sales

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Overview

"Nothing happens until somebody sells something."

  • Do you crave action?
  • Are you a self-starter?
  • Are you a competitor?
  • Are you an individualist?
  • Would you like an exciting career?
  • Do you like getting credit for what you do?
  • Would you like to make more money than most people?
  • Would you like to be on the fastest track to top management?
  • Would you like to be your own boss without having to start and own a business?
  • Would you like a career that does the most good for the greatest number of people?

If you answer "yes" to most of these questions, don't put this book down until you have read every last word!

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What People Are Saying

Dee Ann Ray
"Looking for a motivational book for a student or someone important in your life? 'The Best- Kept Career Secret: Professional Sales' by Bob Thomas and published by Miracle Press Books may be just the book... Professional salespeople are defined as folks who sell big-ticket items like airplanes, medical equipment, etc. These are folks who must have intelligence plus education plus an ability to bring all their skills into the effort to show their company's products to the best advantage... The most important message in the book is the importance of a liberal arts education as a cornerstone to a successful working life... In the final chapter Thomas gives tips on successful job interview strategies."--("Books are my Bag" - Dee Ann Ray, Clinton Daily News)
Len Semas
"In 76 pages it is an easy read-but don't let the size fool you. This is a distillation of a career's worth of thought and experience spanning 50 years of business, sales and marketing experience, including two successful start-ups, together with 21 years of public service. This is a guy who knows of what he speaks and writes... The book is a simple but comprehensive monograph on the who, what, why and how of professional sales. It accurately portrays a field in which more economic success is achieved than any other, and is responsible for the possibility of all others... Thomas notes that the field of sales is virtually recession proof-when times are tough the last one to go would be a successful salesperson... If you are a college bound student, a recent grad unsure about a career, or have someone among your friends or family that fits this profile, get this book."--(Len Semas, Sierra Sage)
Sam Bauman
"This is Thomas at his best, writing tough about what he knows best, and he does know professional selling. He's sold two multimillion-dollar businesses he started... All the chapters are to the point, tightly written and concise... Thomas aimed this book at the college student who feels he or she has lost their way and is considering dropping out. It's a big audience and his advice could spell the difference between just edging by and making a success out of life... It's just 76 pages but that's enough."--(Sam Bauman, Nevada Appeal)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977702909
  • Publisher: Miracle Press Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Preface     ix
Your Career: The Big Decision     1
Who Are Professional Salespeople?     9
A Recession-Proof Career? Absolutely!     17
What is Professional Sales?     25
Applying for a Professional Sales Job     41
Surviving the Interview and Getting the Job     57
Epilogue     69
About the Author     73
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