A major mistake made by many new salespeople is selling themselves on the wrong job. They see the dollar signs, hear the claims of great riches, and soon find themselves in a job that doesn't fit their personality, their needs, or their future. Instead, they should become smart job buyers, analyzing their unique needs and skills, researching all opportunities, seeking testimonials, and considering the costs before committing to the job. This chapter offers you an inside look at the sales profession, its primary categories, and their advantages and disadvantages. You'll also get to see how and where sales professionals make a living, which will help you determine if selling is for you.