Are your skills fit for career progression? Career progression

Sales skills identified as vital for career progression

Findings from Huthwaite’s recent research with YouGov with senior business leaders have identified key skills used by successful salespeople as vital for progression in any career. 51% of respondents deemed listening skills as the most important skill for career progression, followed by negotiation (46%) and persuasive skills (45%).

Leadership and people management are also amongst some of the key skills identified with 63% and 61% of senior business leaders deeming these as the most important skills vital for career progression. Presentation, questioning, and digital awareness are some of the other skills recognised by respondents.

Read the full findings below.