What does a Summer Sales Representative do?

Sales representatives are responsible for selling a company's products by identifying leads, educating prospects on products through calls, trainings, and presentations, and providing existing customers with exceptional support. Sales representatives are either inside or outside sales reps. Inside sales reps sell products over the phone and online, while outside sales reps sell products through face-to-face meetings. Sales reps span almost every industry.

Most sales reps have a Bachelor's degree in business or a related field. The best sales representatives understand the importance of strong customer service, have a knack for closing deals, and are self-assured.

  • Prospect and qualify new sales leads
  • Schedule meetings and presentations with prospects
  • Create, plan, and deliever presentations on company products
  • Track all sales activities in company CRM system and keep current by udpating account information regularly
  • Communicate customer and prospect product pain points to appropriate departments
  • Maintain a well-developed pipeline of prospects
  • Develop strong, ongoing relationships with prospects and customers
  • Meet and/or exceed quotas
  • Coordinate with other team members and departments to optimize the sales effort
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • 2-4 years of sales experience
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed sales quotas
  • Proven track record of successfully managing customer relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of CRM systems
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Summer Sales Representative Salaries

Average Base Pay

$50,413 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$26K
Median: $50K
$97K
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Summer Sales Representative Career Path

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Read what Summer Sales Representative professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
State FarmState Farm
Bank Sales Representative
Mar 5, 2021

“I started as a Bank sales rep and the training I received was helpful was good”

Vector MarketingVector Marketing
Sales Representative
Jan 11, 2021

“Great as a part time job and just looking for quick cash and want a flexible schedule”

Sepor
Sales
Jan 8, 2022

“I didn't see any people are very nice and its a great place to work”

The Home DepotThe Home Depot
Flooring Associate
Jul 30, 2021

“Everyone i work with is awesome and very encouraging I'm grateful for this opportunity.”

The Clorox CompanyThe Clorox Company
Sales
May 27, 2021

“Manager too nice and complacent to make any significant change and I'm not being challenged.”

Segerdahl
Sales
Nov 25, 2019

“Everyone was really nice and helpful and there was cross departmental team work to get the job done.”

Maddox Industrial Transformer
Sales
Apr 26, 2021

“People there are extremely nice and genuinely concerned about your home and personal life just as much as your work.”

Tiffany & Co.Tiffany & Co.
Sales Professional
Dec 26, 2019

“Family and personal issues mean nothing to this company it is very black and white.”

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