The Most Logical Entry Point For Your Entertainment Career

Sales careers get a bad rap – but if I told you that 53% of the jobs in the entertainment industry require sales skills, would you consider it? Here are other reasons you need to think about sales as your entry point to the entertainment industry:


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Brian Clapp, Director of Content WorkinEntertainment.com: I have never worked in sales, which makes me and my career, a bit of an anomaly. In the majority of industries the most logical career entry path is through sales.

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It makes sense if you think about it because sales jobs directly connect positive results with business revenue, it’s an easy metric for executives to quantify (i.e. if I hire this position I can see how it will make us money). Not all entertainment jobs show themselves this way.

The reason this is important is because if you want to work in the entertainment industry, 53% of the jobs we have listed on our site have the word sales in the job description or requirements.

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Don’t believe the negative hype: jobs in sales are available and have incredible growth potential

53%!

While you may have stars in your eyes and spend your days envisioning a career in production, publicity, marketing or public relations – all the jobs with a billboard aura where you feel like you could be a star or at least close to it – sales careers are your most logical entry point into the entertainment industry.

Every business needs sales people, these are jobs that are super important. What most people don’t realize is that jobs in sales does not mean you spend your hours cold-calling angry random people during their dinner – what it generally means is building a relationship with those most likely to purchase your product.

Sales jobs are about relationship building. If you have the skill set to work in sales you will always find a job and be able to build up from within a business. Consider a career in sales, even if it’s not the glamorous first thing that comes to mind for your career path. Sales can be your entry point that allows you to build up your career in many other business avenues – or you may just find you love working in sales!

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About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the broadcast media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

Recently Brian has become addicted to Google+ and LinkedIn so add him to your circles and make him a contact. No seriously, you should.

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