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Sales Executive

Preferred Degree

(*Above data obtained from Payscale.com and also verified by survey results)

No Prior Experience required. Just Selling Skills Matter!

This Profile is required in all the industries. Hence, its industry agnostic profile.

Opportunity explore different geographies and meet new people.

Performance oriented salary because variable component in salary is high.

Extremely competitive environment.

Poor work-life Balance due to constant travelling and work pressure.

Characteristics of RIASEC Test required

Which Candidates work as Sales Executives? (%)

(*Above data obtained from Payscale.com and also verified by survey results)

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Responsibilities of a Sales Executive

  1. Typically, a BD Executive is responsible for building contacts with potential clients. As a result, this helps them create new business opportunities.
  2. They have to regularly meet clients. Depending on the industry, they either meet clients in big corporate offices or small villages.
  3. Sales Executives are expected to keep knowledge of all product and service offerings of the company.
  4. They are also responsible for arranging meetings for senior management with prospective clients.
  5. Supporting the clients with business proposals, tenders is a crucial task they manage. Sometimes, they also manage client documentation.
  6. They need to make cold calls for new business leads and keep client database updated.
  7. Finally, they play a crucial role in website maintenance, SEO and Digital Marketing initiatives . Because, it helps them keep a track on digital sales conversions.

Skills Required Currently

MS Word 81.1%
MS Powerpoint 88%
MS Excel 63.5%
Google Analytics 69.7%
SEO, PPC, SMO Tools 55.8%

Skills Required in Future

CRM Tools (Salesforce, Zoho) 78.7%
NetSuite ERP 62.2%
Sybase 51.5%
IBM SPSS Statisitics 53.2%

Functional Skills Required

  1. Strong oral and written communication and excellent Interpersonal skills is a must.
  2. Powerful Presentation Skills as well as confident and motivated people preferred.
  3. Ability to work in a wide variety of environments
  4. Willingness to Travel since exploring nature is a vital need for this profile.
  5. Excellent time-management and customer-service skills required.

Pay Growth by Experience (in INR)

(*Above data obtained from Payscale.com and also verified by survey results)

Top Industries & Companies that recruit Sales Executives

Best Institutes in India for Sales Executives

Salary Breakup (in INR)

(*Above data obtained from Payscale.com and also verified by survey results)

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Gender Breakdown for Sales Executives

Job Satisfaction Level
3.73/5
Work-Life Balance
2.4/5
Scope in Industry
3.98/5

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