Do you have experience working in retail shops? If you want to pursue a career as a salesman in one of the many shops in Qatar, you should know that the tasks are different from how they are done in the Philippines.
But it is still worth your time to pursue this opportunity. Not only will you earn more, but you will also experience what it is like to work in another country.
Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on the personal experiences that the OFW shared on the video. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFW by commenting on their video on their accounts.
Tasks and Responsibilities of a Salesman
A salesman performs plenty of tasks in a day. You may have experience working as a salesman in a local store, but don’t be surprised when the responsibilities may be different when you decide to work abroad.
The YouTube video of Bisa-Log Vlog is proudpinoy shows what a salesman does in the store. One of the tasks that he mentioned is looking for the items that their store will deliver to the customer. They have to wrap the item properly before sending it.
Their other task is to ensure that the price tags are accurate. They need to update their prices and anticipate what the clients need. They also avoid receiving complaints.
The staff also arranges the merchandise in the selling area. The items should be in order before the store opens.
The vlogger explained that the salary they receive is equivalent to the salary of five people in the Philippines. But the additional pay entails additional tasks that their counterparts in the Philippines do not perform.
For example, the salesman is responsible for all the steps required to make a sale. They may need to give the discount for an item. If it were in the Philippines, another staff member would be responsible for ringing up the said discount.
Salesmen also deliver items from the back door. They assist in the loading and unloading of items before bringing them to the stock room. The vlogger shares that it is important for staff to have a hearty breakfast because they will need the energy.
Expectations from a salesman
The vlogger also emphasized that applicants for the salesman position should be physically strong. They should also be flexible because their work will vary from day to day. When one of the staff members needs to go into the stock room, the remaining staff will fill in their role. They need to help one another in making sure that the store operations run smoothly.
In the end, the vlogger encourages those who are working like him to be happy with what they are doing. They need to give their best in their work because the next opportunity could be right around the corner.
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What are the skills needed to become a good salesman?
Now that you have an idea of what a salesman does, it would also help to know what useful skills to have. Here are some recommended skills to work on:
- Have a positive attitude in dealing with daily activities
- Be able to communicate with clients and coworkers
- Can understand the needs of clients
- Has a likeable personality
- Seeks to improve every day
By being happy with your job and showing a positive attitude, becoming a successful salesman should be easy.