ONE OUT OF EVERY17 CANADIAN WORKERSEARNS A LIVINGIN CONSTRUCTION
SALARY: $24,800 to $75,200
• Strong communication, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills• Attention to detail with the ability to promote sales• Ability to build and maintain good customer relations• Work independently as well as with a team• A university degree or college diploma is usually required• Experience in sales or a technical occupation related to the product or service may be required• Must stay up to date on scientiﬁc and industrial products, telecommunications or computerproducts and services
• Assess clients' needs and recommend the appropriate goods or services to promote sales• Develop reports and proposals, prepare sales presentations and administer contracts• Estimate costs of installing and maintaining equipment or service• Consult with clients after sale to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support• May train customers' staff in the operation and maintenance of equipment
TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE
A technical sales representative combines technical knowledge with sales skills. The emphasis ofthe work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge and understanding needed to sellcompetently the product or service offered and respond effectively to clients' queries.
OVER THE NEXT 2 DECADES40% OF NEW JOBSWILL BE IN SKILLEDTRADES AND TECHNOLOGIES