Mon, 19 March 2007
This ESL podcast is a post job interview conversation. Another great episode from China232.com. Listen up.
Add: How’d the interview go today?
And: Great! I think I got the job.
Add: What kind of job is it?
And: It’s selling life insurance. They said the top guys earn over a quarter million dollars per year in commission.
Add: Ya, that’s how they hook you. Did they happen to mention the industry average? Also, how are you supposed to find business?
And: They have a list of people and you are supposed to phone them.
Add: Oh, cold calling? That’s horrible. I did that before. It’s really easy to get discouraged. I couldn’t handle all the rejections. You are always interrupting people while they are at work and stuff. They often get angry and it’s just a really difficult way to do business.
And: I spoke with a few guys who did it and they said it was tough at first, but later on you get a lot of business from referrals so you don’t have to rely on cold calling.
Add: that’s not too bad I guess. Do they pay you a salary as well?
And: They do for the first 6 months and then after that its all commission based. I’m going to try it out. I’ve got a feeling I can be pretty persuasive.
Add: It’s a lot harder than you think, but good luck, I don’t want to discourage you. I’m sure it will be a good experience at the very least.