1) Salesman phase
This stage is usually the first few years of graduation, that is, the first few years of entering the foreign trade industry.
Almost all successful foreign traders start from salesmen. They can hardly become successful foreign traders without the stage of foreign trade salesmen and the most basic level of exploration and experience.
In the salesman stage, I think the most critical strategy is: through continuous learning, improve their business skills, and explore the corresponding industries, confirm whether the industry is suitable for long-term engagement (including later self-employment), and test whether they are suitable for the foreign trade industry, and how much performance they can create.
To put it bluntly, it's 1) learning to improve oneself, 2) groping for an industry suitable for one's long-term career, 3) testing whether one can become a successful foreign trader.
In the salesman stage, learning to improve oneself is very important, because many aspects of oneself are not stereotyped (including personality, way of thinking). Of course, this stage is to recommend that you learn rice lessons, which is the only correct way of learning (unfortunately, when I graduated, there was no rice lessons).
It is also very important to explore the industry suitable for your long-term career. Many people are engaged in an industry for many years, and then re-choose a new industry, in fact, this wastes a lot of time and resources. It's better to choose the industry that you want to be engaged in all your life at the salesman stage, so that the accumulation of resources is very efficient.
I just graduated from the furniture industry, but did 4-5 years to find bottlenecks, and then changed to the automotive supplies industry, which wasted 4-5 years, and in the salesman stage to find the opposite direction of the people, it is 4-5 years more than I accumulated in the industry.
In the salesman stage, if you encounter inappropriate industries, you must resolutely change lines, do not entanglement. Lest sunk costs get higher and higher.
Of course, the last point is to test whether you are suitable for foreign trade.
If you have worked for several years and your performance is still at the bottom of the company, you should ask yourself if you are really a foreign trade talent. If not, it's also a success to find a gifted job as soon as possible.