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Finding you the best Graduate Sales Executive opportunities

Whatever the industry, product or service, every organisation needs to sell their wares in order to survive and thrive. The Sales Executive is that valuable link between the customer or client and the organisation, playing one of the most central roles for business success. If you enjoy the buzz and competition of pursuing a lead, chasing opportunities, engaging with decision-makers and the thrill of closing a sale, being a Graduate Sales Executive is a dynamic, fast-paced role that’s sure to be perfect for you.

A Sales Executive position is versatile and will take your career beyond the boundaries of standard nine to five life. Commitment to the role is vital, so a willingness to be flexible and embrace challenges is essential. You will be expected to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of your product portfolio before pitching solutions to prospective clients and customers. Time on the phone and out on the road is usually expected, so the ability to engage with a variety of personalities is essential.

If you think you have what it takes to break into the world of sales, a role as a Graduate Sales Executive will give you the perfect platform from which to launch a long term and rewarding career.


What do I need to become a sales executive?

Sales Executives are typically selected based on their core competencies and potential instead of academic background alone. Candidates tend to reap the rewards of their hard work, with some of the most lucrative packages for new starters in sales. Fundamentally, you get out what you put in. For those willing to put in the work, who want to fly to the top of the career ladder in this branch of sales, you will need:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Confidence
  • Resilience and determination to succeed
  • Self-motivation and drive
  • A degree of competitiveness
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work outside the standard nine to five


Take your first step on the sales ladder and explore the latest Graduate Sales Executive opportunities available through Pareto. Submit your CV today.

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Our Assessment Process

  • One


    Found a graduate sales role that captures your interest? Drop us a line with your CV.

  • Two


    The next step of the process is your competency-based telephone interview with one of our Graduate Management Team.

  • Three


    If successful in your telephone interview, we will invite you to one of our many assessment centres, held every week around the UK.

  • Four


    We don’t set out to place you into just any graduate sales job. Our goal is to understand and match you to the very best role for YOU.

  • Five


    What makes the Pareto Effect so unique? Well, we don’t just place & walk away. We provide free training & development.

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