Sales Manager
Arthur Bizdikian

About the job:

What you do

As a Sales Manager, you manage the company sales and the people involved in sales. You assign territories to the sales staff and set sales goals for them on a regular basis. 

The tough stuff

As a Sales Manager, you will have to:

  • Constantly meet your Sales targets
  • Adapt to rejection and accept it
  • Constantly maintain solid relationships with your executives, coworkers, and customers
The cool stuff

As a Sales Manager, you will get to:

  • Possibly make a lot of money, if you meet/exceed targets
  • Meet new people and travel to foreign places
  • Rise to new and exciting challenges
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • 30-40% travel

As a sales manager, you have to travel often to meet with clients. You may also work on evenings and weekends often to meet sales targets.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Economics/Business
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Communicating your ideas in writing
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Good With Numbers
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • In most cases you need a high school diploma to start your career in Sales. Some companies may require you to have a Bachelors degree in Business, Law, Marketing, or a related field. 
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

What is Sales? Is it simply about selling a product to a customer? How accurate are the stereotypes of aggressive car salesmen, do salespeople really need to be pushy and aggressive to get their customers to say "yes"?

In this Nooreed Interview, Arthur Bizdikian shares with us the different types of sales careers. Do you have what it takes to sell products, services or even ideas? If so, a career in Sales might be the career for you!


Arthur Bizdikian is not your typical sales man. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science and therefore always thinks about the impact of his choices on his community and greater environment.

Arthur has sold many different types of products, ranging from jewelry to global lifestyle brands. He never stops! Today, he is consulting startups and helping empower companies to sell their products and services to the right customers. Arthur encourages students to take their learning outside the classroom and to become a great friend to others; these are the ingredients to success!