Imagining a Day in the Life of an Account Executive

Imagining a Day in the Life of an Account Executive

Here at WhereYouShop headquarters, we spend our days building on the hard work of our account executives. They are the road warriors out there brokering local deals and making face-to-face connections with merchants across Chicagoland, but all we see is the finished product.
I hear about them “getting ready for battle” and “going into the trenches.” These statements intrigue me, but they also make me feel like I’m watching the History Channel. I think it’s high time that we see how the sausage (or at least a 50% off sausage deal) is made, so here is my best guess about some of the highlights of their day, based primarily on conjecture and wishful thinking.

Waking Up

I imagine that salespeople, like most humans, begin their days by waking up. How this looks is anyone’s guess, but I would say there is a good chance it involves coffee, satin bed sheets and a consultation with a tailor to get fitted for that day’s suit.

Cold Calling

The practice of “cold calling” requires a salesperson to contact businesses while standing outside without a coat on. If it is not winter, best practice suggests that they instead make these calls from a grocery store’s freezer aisle.

Lunch

One of the many perks of being a salesperson is the ability to place beneficial clauses into contracts. I can only assume that the shrewdest salespeople add provisions that grant them free food for life.



Written by: DanteMonteverde



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