AT&T Hiring 3,000 Salespeople
AT&T has 3,000 openings for salespeople.
To begin with, the openings are both in retail centers and in the actual business side. AT&T's approach is for solutions-selling. That is, AT&T requires listeners who can identify the customer's problem and recommend how it can be solved. This is far more important than simply having technical knowledge. For those it hires, AT&T has extensive training programs. The programs include mobilization for the new smartphones. Therefore, given AT&T's willingness to develop ability, this opportunity is ideal for new entries to the job market as well as career changers.
AT&T recommends you check its career site att.jobs. That will give you a feel for the organization as well as where you can apply for sales positions. After you apply, there is a pre-screening process by phone or online. The next step would be a pre-employment test, for which AT&T provides study guides. The actual interview focuses on your accomplishments and failures, including what you learned from the latter.
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Jane Genova http://janegenova.com began focusing on transitions when the academic market collapsed as she was writing her dissertation in linguistics and literature at the University of Michigan. After re-establishing herself in the public relations industry, she gradually published on the subject. Her first piece was on The Professional Woman in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Since then, she co-authored the book THE CRITICAL 14 YEARS OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE and myriad e-books and articles on career subjects ranging from emotional intelligence to aging. In the 1980s she attempted another change by attending Harvard Law School. She didn’t complete the degree but channeled that experience into maintaining a legal blog [http://lawandmore.typepad.com] housed at the Library of Congress.