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Using your sales powers for other jobs

Years ago, when I quit sales the 2nd time. I was travelling and decided to use my math powers for selfish reasons as I always do and got really into poker while in Europe. Anyone else do this? What other jobs can a salesman easily hit the ground running in? Besides the obvious entrepreneur answer.

Have you used sales skills for other jobs?
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leverage
Politicker
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AE
Aside from a job, sales skills are incredibly useful in regular conversations with friends or on dates. Knowing how to make people feel heard and asking layering questions will always be valuable.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Echoing this. I use it to convince customer service people to do what I want constantly.
swizard
Celebrated Contributor
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Sales Evangelist
The full time job called life hehe ๐Ÿ˜†
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saleskick
Opinionated
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Sales Specialist
hehe :xDย 
TheFemaleWolf
Opinionated
+3
Director of Sales
Life - negotiating everything from cars to houses and our boat. Plus life skills in general of being pleasant, outgoing, and making friends.ย 

If your job involves engaging with other humans in some capacity, whether you like it or not, youโ€™re in sales! If they donโ€™t like you they wonโ€™t want to work with you. Like support or back office functions - youโ€™re selling yourself so the sales teams will want to work with you and make it a pleasant environment.ย 

Long story short - yeah you can take these skills anywhere.ย 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
Sales skills are extremely important, both in interpersonal communication and in professional situations (ex. buying a car/house).ย 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Of course, sales skills are needed everywhere from conversations with friends or dates, buying things for yourself, and job interviews.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Not for a job. I've always been in sales.

I can say these skills work in every day life ๐Ÿ’ฏ
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Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
Relationship skills for sure....I feel like I have better relationships with people at my age now due to some of the softskills i learned through selling
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
Sales is life. Apply the skills to dating, general convos, or even training your dog.ย 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Yeah, once you start managing a team of salespeople you realize that the same skills you used to 'manage' a prospect come in handy.
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