Pros: flexible schedule, great compensation plan and benefits
Cons: can't sell on the spot, sometimes very stressful job
A typical day at my job involves cold-calling on the phone from 8am-12pm Mondays and Wednesdays to set up appointments for the week, and then door-to-door cold-calling for the duration of the day. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are designated for appointments and prospecting for new business.
I have learned in this position what it really takes to be successful at sales. It takes determination, persistence, and perseverance in order to truly have success in this profession. In addition, one would have to be extremely organized in order to be a productive and effective salesman.
I love my management team! They are extremely supportive and are always there if I need anything. I have awesome co-workers that are always uplifting and positive. This is a hard job and a tough industry, and having supportive and uplifting co-workers is essential in order to be successful.
The hardest part of my job is competing with unethical waste disposal companies. There are a lot of uncontrollable circumstances that you will not be able to overcome; you just have to keep going and don't give up. Also, you will not be able to sell on the spot. Most companies will be under contract and are not sellable at that moment.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the work/life balance. I love my schedule, and being able to spend time with my family!