Advertising Sales Agents :

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or the Internet. Includes individuals who obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailers to use sales promotion display items.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $48,890.00
Average Time to Fill 36 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,862
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -4.40 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Written Communication
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Following Directions
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships

Maintain relationships with stakeholders
Develop professional relationships or networks
Maintain relationships with vendors
Establish relationships with clients and customers
Maintain relationships with clients and customers

Getting Information

Determine customer needs
Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs
Obtain customer signature and approval on work orders and jobs
Access media advertising services
Monitor social media to refine business use and strategies

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Perform sales calls to solicit new business
Advertise products
Contact current or potential customers to promote products or services
Provide advertising or marketing related customer service

Thinking Creatively

Write advertising copy
Design advertising layout
Develop sales presentations
Design merchandise or product displays

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Track sales activity or trends
Track financial transactions such as deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Monitor consumer or market trends

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Sales Management
Business Development
Digital Advertising
Sales Goals
Marketing Materials
Print Advertising

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