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To work as a sales manager, start by completing your education. Though not always a requirement, education makes you stand out among other applicants. You can further develop your sales skills by seeking a sales certification course. The second step is to gain experience in an entry-level sales role to help you strengthen your skills in communication and customer service. The third step is to improve your sales performance. You can do that by accepting more responsibilities and helping struggling team members. By improving your performance, you demonstrate your advance sales skills and prove your readiness for a leadership role. Finally, you can start applying for sales manager positions. While you can seek an open sales manager position with other companies, enquiring about any opening at your current role may prove very successful.
Here are some skills that can help sales managers perform their daily activities: