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Q: A choice to make

If you have several choices for the job offers.

 

One is to work as a sales to sell products you have experience.

 

One is to work as a sales manager to do sales and management for the products you are not familiar with. 

 

Which job you will choose? And why?

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I agree with Phil. Go for the challenge and improve yourself. 

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The second one is more challenging and will widen your expertise.
the first one is same shit just different day

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Do you have a gut feeling? One just feels better than the other?  If you do, go with that.

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I agree with Phil. Go for the challenge and improve yourself. 

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You've missed both mine and Phil's point Vicky.

 

We did not suggest the Manager position because it was a higher level than the Sale job.

 

We suggested it becasue it was products you are not familiar with and would be a challenge! It woudl also look better in future on your resume that you could move sideways between different product types in a management role.

 

Unfortunately your reply shows you aren't thinking like a Sales Manager in your reply.

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while the second role is more challenging and therefore more attractive no doubt due to the higher salary, do you have the skills and experience to do what the employer expects, or will you be constantly asking how to deal with a specific problem or issue, or having to ask specific product related questions all the time?

 

I know a sales manager used to dealing with (for example) cars can not transfer to being a sales manager for a pharmaceutical company or food industry because of the additional specialized knowledge required, and these are heavily regulated industries.

 

your question is vague and does not contain a lot of detail such as what the 'unfamiliar' products are the sales manager role would be looking after.

do you know absolutely nothing about the product and its specs. or are there any cross-overs from your previous job?

 

go for it by all means, but be prepared for failure if you can not adapt to the different product demands.

Better forewarned and go knowing that an employer will find out soon enough if you are able to produce they results they want.

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This one is easy. I will answer your question with a question... 

 

Wouldn't you feel bad if you ended up with a horrible sales manager knowing that you would have done a much better job if you had the position? 

 

Yes, then take the management position already. 

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