On Wednesday, I mentioned I have a new job at a gym. Several of you asked what it is, and what it entails.
Well - it's sales. As I've mentioned before, I don't really like sales-y jobs - but I'm giving this a try.
I mean, it was like the stars aligned: I happened to get out of work early just a few hours after seeing an ad for the gym with instructions to stop by with a resume. I had just enough time to jet over before my scheduled homework time (I'm just a blast, you guys) and the owner and managed both just happened to be there.
Besides, I've always wished I was good at sales.
I should rephrase that, actually: I am good at one-on-one sales. I sold Cutco (via Vector Marketing - sorta pyramid-scheme-ish) for 2 years and did very well. I'm good at building rapport in a one-on-one or one-on-two setting.
But when I'm in front of a group or there are managers or co-workers listening in, I tend to get nervous and stumble-y. I think this stems from all the theatre I did as a kid: the teachers always said, "Don't worry if you mess up - the audience doesn't know what you're supposed to say or do!" But your fellow actors - or coworkers or managers - do know what you're supposed to say. And for some reason that really shakes me up.
I'm not really making this a do-or-die go at sales, though. If I'm able to "woman up" and get over my fears, great. But right now I have straight As and my main goal for this summer is to make the Dean's list. I have kind of a hierarchy of goals and that is at the very, very top.
What are your summer goals? Anyone good at sales? =)
PS: Speaking of work and goals, check out my new Services page!