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Sales. Say this to a group of veterans and you'll get a variety of reactions from running out of the room to eager interest. The term can have a lot of different meanings depending on the role and the company. When you start learning about sales roles, you'll find that there is a wide spectrum of opportunity. In general, it’s not about convincing companies or consumers to buy your product, it’s about helping them identify problems they have and offering them solutions that you can provide. While this type of problem solving can be translated into any industry, there are five factors that unite most sales roles.