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I recently applied for a position in my company. Why did I not get offered the position?

I have worked for a corporation as a technician for about 9 months. Recently, the corporation(charter communications) did a career fair for inhouse sales. I trained for 2 1/2 months for my technician position. I managed to score good in my year end review. We are judged mainly on repeat calls; a call that you go to and to customer scheduled another appointment within 1 week. The company standard is 10% repeat call. I was around 5%. I also never have done any cable technical job before. In the first quarter of this year, I produced the second most jobs completed, and the third lowest repeat calls from around 40 technicians. I arrived at the career fair, and was immediately turned down for not having any sales experience. I managed to get the lady to rethink and she called in for her supervisor. The supervisor told me to come in another time, and talked her into allowing me to interview.I did really good in the interview and could tell I was liked. I am highly motivated.no job

Asked By: Christina D - 4/6/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
If you really want to get into sales, you need to learn the trade. It is obvious that although you are highly motivated, they prefer not having to train anybody or train somebody in sales (you either have it or you don't).
Answered By: EnviroDude - 4/6/2007
Additional Answers (7)
Unfortunately, the labor market is really tight right now. The employer may have found someone with more experience. Keep on trying... someone will want a highly motivated employee like you!
Answered By: la buena bruja - 4/6/2007
 
Instead of asking anyone on this site who's never met you, the best person to ask would be that supervisor you got to give you the interview. If you approached her with questions surrounding her impressions of the interview, you'd have valuable info to look at. Seek constructive criticism to learn where you can improve... More
Answered By: sandy - 4/6/2007
 
Maybe your supervisor was contacted and said he couldn't lose you right now.Try again,and again.
Answered By: sandman - 4/6/2007
 
They found out all your best ideas come from Y!A.
Answered By: Solly - 4/6/2007
 
they said you had no sales experience...so get a weekend job at the nearest Wagreeens, or at a clothing store... More
Answered By: sophieb - 4/6/2007
 
You went after the sales job too soon. When people hire a salesperson, they look for one of two things - either a great deal of sales experience OR and great deal of knowledge of the product and the company. After 9 months, the manager probably felt that you didn't know enough about the products or the company to... More
Answered By: warmdaddy - 4/6/2007
 
It's a SALES job, go SELL yourself, don't take no for an answer.
Answered By: sunshine_today - 4/6/2007
 
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