It is also a term used by stores to signify discounts. For example "All computers are on sale this week."
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Sale (pronounced Sah-LAY): Jamie Sale, a Canadian pairs figure skater who, with her partner David Pelltier, was awarded a gold medal at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.
Sales representatives need to be familiar with computer technology as computers are increasingly used in the workplace to place and track orders and to monitor inventory levels.
Employment of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2014, primarily because of continued growth in the variety and number of goods to be sold.
Commissions usually are based on the amount of sales, whereas bonuses may depend on individual performance, on the performance of all sales workers in the group or district, or on the companyÂ’s performance.
Because insurance sales agents also obtain many new accounts through referrals, it is important that they maintain regular contact with their clients to ensure that the clientsÂ’ financial needs are being met.
Although employment of insurance sales agents is expected to grow more slowly than average for all occupations through 2014, opportunities will be favorable for college graduates who have sales ability, excellent interpersonal skills, and expertise in a wide range of insurance and financial services.
Sales of health insurance and long-term-care insurance are expected to rise sharply as the population ages.
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