What advice do you have for students interested in pursuing a career in sales and promotions?
Adriana: Don’t be afraid to speak to strangers. You need to be confident in yourself and not care so much what people think. Practicing that will make you better in sales situations in the future.
Imagine you need to fill an intern or entry-level position. What does a good resume look like?
Adriana: I want someone who’s really social and outgoing. I’d want their resume to be as eclectic as possible. It’s good to have a little bit of knowledge about everything, even if it’s pottery or architecture because that helps you talk with and connect to all kinds of people.
What’s a necessary skill for your job, and how did you develop it?
Adriana: Patience! There are a lot of things you deal with when your job is dealing with people. Sometimes they’ve just had a bad day. Sometimes it’s not a good time for them to talk. And sometimes they just really enjoy talking and the conversation lasts longer than you planned! Either way, you need to develop the patience to sit and take as much time to talk to people as is needed.