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Do Athletes Make Good Salespeople?

A number of companies and hiring managers love to hire former college athletes. Their logic is based on the assumption that anyone who has the work ethic and grit to succeed as an athlete at the highest levels will successfully transfer those same attributes into the equally challenging world of sales. The athlete may very well have a great work ethic and is probably also very competitive, which is good to see when identifying and selecting high-potential sales candidates. Although competitiveness is a critical element of Drive, a background as a successful athlete does not necessarily translate directly to success
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