Some of the skills we found on direct sales representative resumes included "customer service," "sales process," and "tv." We have detailed the most important direct sales representative responsibilities below.
Before becoming a direct sales representative, 40.9% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 7.0% direct sales representatives went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some direct sales representatives have a college degree. But about one out of every five direct sales representatives didn't attend college at all.
The direct sales representatives who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and marketing, while a small population of direct sales representatives studied communication and psychology.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a direct sales representative. We've found that most direct sales representative resumes include experience from CROSSMARK, Time Warner Cable Enterprises, and Abbott Laboratories. Of recent, CROSSMARK had 166 positions open for direct sales representatives. Meanwhile, there are 166 job openings at Time Warner Cable Enterprises and 75 at Abbott Laboratories.
If you're interested in companies where direct sales representatives make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Grande Communications, Centurum, and RCN. We found that at Grande Communications, the average direct sales representative salary is $61,089. Whereas at Centurum, direct sales representatives earn roughly $60,018. And at RCN, they make an average salary of $59,162.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Verizon Communications, Dell, and Comcast. These three companies have hired a significant number of direct sales representatives from these institutions.
In general, direct sales representatives fulfill roles in the telecommunication and retail industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the direct sales representative annual salary is the highest in the manufacturing industry with $56,711 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the finance and telecommunication industries pay $54,531 and $50,991 respectively. This means that direct sales representatives who are employed in the manufacturing industry make 17.1% more than direct sales representatives who work in the media Industry.