Pros: great training and management
Cons: not getting reimbursed for expenses if sales isn't closed
I designed & sold burglar, fire, and medical emergency alarm systems & security monitoring products to clients in both residential and commercial markets. I developed, grew and managed new and existing accounts by generating new sales leads via cold calling, door knocking, trade shows, networking events, canvassing, direct mail, social media, etc.
The hardest part of the job was closing a deal, but having it declined due to the customer's bad credit. Not closing a deal meant that I would not get reimbursed for my travel expenses throughout my vast Texas territory.