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Background of the organization for which I seek to work:

Concerning the company that I am seeking a job with, Absolute Appointments is a well established media sales and publishing sales company based in London along 77 Oxford Street. It deals in recruiting sales executives for media and publishing firms for a commission. It is a well structured firm with offices in all major cities of the UK.
It specializes in consultancy for recruitment in media sales as well as IT recruitment. It advertises the vacancies in these two fields and places candidates into positions of media sales and recruitment positions. It offers advice to job seekers and gives them the best help that can be got from any recruitment agency in the UK. It advertises the jobs through the Guardian magazine.
Absolute appointments consists of professionals who have worked for a long time in the field. These professionals have worked extensively in the field of media sales recruitment. They recruit graduates mostly for entry level jobs. They couple recruitment with interviewing of the candidates on behalf of the companies that engage their services. They recruit mainly for Consumer Press, Business to Business Press, Telesales, Publishing sales, Newspapers as well as On-line sales. The company has a piece of advice for interested candidates that they have got to be motivated by such factors as money for which anyone works.
The requirements for application are a degree in a relevant field. The company further specifies that for one to apply, they must fulfill the following requirements: Anyone who applies for the job must be very competitive must be a team player and that they must have good communication and listening skills.
 Below is the job advertisement:
Entry Level Media Sales Executive, Sales Executive, Publishing Sales

Employer: ABSOLUTE APPOINTMENTS
Posted: 14 Aug 2010
Reference: AUG8
Contact: Mr. Simon Essex
Location: Greater London – Central London,

Greater London – East London,
Greater London – North London

Industry:

Graduate – Sales
Media
Sales

Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £20’000 + commission + benefits

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Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the biggest B2B publishing house in London who offer a unique career opportunity in sales
This position offers the opportunity to learn and grow within one of the UK’s most recognized publishing houses.
The successful candidate is likely to be living within an easy commute of Central London who has a keen interest in combining a career within Media and Sales.
A passion and eagerness to work in a company that offers financial reward is key, our clients look for sales people who thrive under pressure and enjoy the thrill of hitting targets.
In this role you need to demonstrate the capacity to identify and explore business opportunities, and understand the business needs of your clients. You need to enjoy working within a team environment where competition is encouraged.
Media Sales is about making money !!
The objective is to maximise revenue generation through advertising and sponsorship, you need to understand what your client’s needs are when considering where they need to advertise, and develop a relationship through regular contact over the phone and face to face.
Simultaneously adhering to deadlines and timescales set by your manager.
This role is paying up to £20’000 basic + very generous commission structure.
For more information on this role and others that Absolute Appointments have please call Simon on 07931503508.
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About ABSOLUTE APPOINTMENTS
Specialist Recruitment Consultancy in Media Sales positions and IT Recruitment Vacancies.

PROFILE
I am a dynamic, aggressive and goal oriented fresh graduate whose aim is to make the biggest sales ever in your company, using the invaluable skills I learned during my degree course in college and community organizations.
KEY SKILLS
Communication:
I possess excellent verbal and communication skills that can work wonders in convincing the most reluctant of customers to advertise with your company. I am very competent in communicating verbally with new people on a one on one basis with a lot of confidence. I am a good public speaker owing to my excellent oratory skills. I am also good at writing reports, dissertations and thesis borrowing from the skills I acquired while writing them for my undergraduate studies.
I possess the social skills required in a sales executive. Besides, I am open- minded and receptive to new ideas and challenges
Team working:
I am a team organizer with vast experience in community work organization from both college and high school. I am able to lead large groups in any task as may be required. While in college, I was the leader of a student-based environmental cleanliness awareness group. My group was voted the best in year 2009. I managed to lead my members in successfully creating awareness on the dangers of an unclean environment and the benefits associated with conserving the environment in the community.
Problem solving:
I possess excellent problem solving skills that suit any kind of a situation no matter how complicated it may be. I am very resilient and adequately prepared to face all sorts of challenges. For any challenging situation that I face in my daily activities, I face it with one thing in mind; what a man can do, another man can do. This is the determination with which I face any challenge before me. I am always guided by the resolve to stay on until I find a solution; ‘quitters never win’ and I take nothing short of a solution for all the challenges I face in any given task.
During my term as the leader of the environmental cleanliness awareness committee, we were faced with the problem of inadequate finances to reach all the target groups and no one seemed to have an idea as to what to do. I suggested charity walk for fundraising as a solution. I organized it and we successfully raised enough funds to see us through one year.
IT skills
I am computer literate and numerate with proficiency in software packages, operating systems. I installed software packages in computers while at the university.

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