An equipment salesperson is responsible for the sale of equipment, whether it be industrial equipment, construction equipment, machinery, or agricultural equipment. Job responsibilities of an equipment salesperson include selling equipment to clients, demonstrating and explaining equipment to clients, ensuring that orders can be fulfilled, locating and developing relationships with new clients, keeping up to date with market trends and new products, recommending procedure changes to clients to help them improve efficiency, and maintaining records of business transactions.
A high school diploma is sufficient to become an equipment salesperson, although having a bachelor's degree in a related field will improve the chances of employment. Helpful job skills include charisma, ability to negotiate effectively, ability to maintain a positive attitude, good problem-solving skills, being a great communicator (both verbal and written), self-motivation, self-confidence, and being able to work without supervision. The job market outlook for an equipment salesperson is fair and highly dependent on the industry.