Former Athletes Can Make Great Sales People: Here Are 5 Reasons

When screening resumes for sales positions, I scroll straight to the bottom to look beyond the degree.

One of my positive flags is anyone who was a former college or pro athlete.

🏆 #1 Competitive Spirit: Business is most enjoyable when you treat it as a game.

🎯 #2 Goal-Oriented: They embrace setting and pursuing aggressive goals.

🤝 #3 Teamwork: Most sports foster group collaboration and communication.

🥊 #4 Resilience: Great athletes are trained to face adversity and embrace rejection.

⏰ #5 Work Ethic: Great athletes manage their time, are persistent, and are self-motivated.

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