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Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News & Street Vendors, & Related Workers

Also called: Demonstrator, Independent Sales Representative, Independent Beauty Consultant, Independent Distributor

What they do:
Sell goods or services door-to-door or on the street.
On the job, you would:
  • Deliver merchandise and collect payment.
  • Write and record orders for merchandise or enter orders into computers.
  • Explain products or services and prices and demonstrate use of products.

Knowledge

Business
  • sales and marketing
  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Route navigation software
  • Route mapping software
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$21,470
per year, on average
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