Outside sales representatives work for an advertising firm. They recruit potential clients and persuade the clients to use their firm's advertising expertise. They research a client's products and customer base to develop a complete marketing package for their clients. Outside sales representatives present the marketing plan to clients for their approval.
Skillset: Outside sales representatives must have outstanding communication and persuasive skills to recruit new clients. Listening is necessary to understand a client's needs. They must be self-motivated to call and recruit new clients. Outside sales representatives need organizational skills to manage multiple clients and projects.
Education: A college degree focusing on marketing, business, communication and advertising is necessary. If a job candidate does not have a degree but has experience, employers may waive the college degree requirement.
Career Path: Sales supervisors provide one on one job training for new sales representatives. If outside sales representatives perform well, they may advance to sales supervisor or vice president of sales.