As a Energy Sales Consultant you conduct residential sales to customers with the AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas utilities.You have "leads" to your disposal, that explains basic information of the customer such as name and amount of electricity the use. It is up to you to knock doors in a territory until you manage to find someone home and convince them to sign up with AEP Energy as their electricity supplier.
As most door-to-door sales it is hard and you have to be able to handle rejection and doors slammed in your face on a regular day, but it is rewarding. Compensation and benefits are good, and it is a great thing to have as a resume builder.
The biggest issue that I have with management is that is that they have been to transparent with their plans which has led to a lot of people getting their hopes up, but then the plans doesn´t fall throug which has lead to a attitude shift.
I do recommend AEP Energy to someone who is currently enrolled in college or just graduated. It might be hard work, but it gives you some really valuable skills.