Thursday, February 28, 2013

But I don't WANT a Job in Sales!

Here's a thoughtfully annotated list of the top ten books on selling. 

"But," you say, "I don't want a job in sales! It's the last thing I want to do!"

I'm not asking you to go into sales--at least, not on behalf of another company or organization. But the fact is that if you're looking for a job, you're selling something--yourself. 

You have the same kinds of challenges that someone toting vacuum cleaners door-to-door has. You need to persuade someone who is skeptical that you actually have a good product that is worth its price and then some. Why not learn from specialists in that kind of activity?

A couple of caveats:

  • The books mentioned on this list are not free. You're invited to purchase them from Amazon. I'm not advising you to purchase--but rather, dig them up through our library. Here's a good use for interlibrary loan services that you get free as a student at Niagara University! Try before you buy.
  • The pop-ups on this website annoyed me. I was able to click past them readily, but they did seem a bit more intrusive than most sites' self-referencing pop-ups. 

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