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Telemarketers - 41-9041.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Call Agent
  • Inside Sales Representative (Inside Sales Rep)
  • Telemarketer
  • Telemarketing Sales Representative (Telemarketing Sales Rep)
  • Telephone Sales Representative (TSR)
  • Telephone Service Representative (TSR)
  • Telesales Representative (Telesales Rep)
  • Telesales Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers
41-9040 Telemarketers
41-9041.00 Telemarketers

Related Occupations


  • Adjust sales scripts to better target the needs and interests of specific individuals.
  • Answer telephone calls from potential customers who have been solicited through advertisements.
  • Conduct client or market surveys to obtain information about potential customers.
  • Contact businesses or private individuals by telephone to solicit sales for goods or services, or to request donations for charitable causes.
  • Deliver prepared sales talks, reading from scripts that describe products or services, to persuade potential customers to purchase a product or service or to make a donation.
  • Explain products or services and prices, and answer questions from customers.
  • Maintain records of contacts, accounts, and orders.
  • Obtain customer information such as name, address, and payment method, and enter orders into computers.
  • Obtain names and telephone numbers of potential customers from sources such as telephone directories, magazine reply cards, and lists purchased from other organizations.
  • Record names, addresses, purchases, and reactions of prospects contacted.
  • Schedule appointments for sales representatives to meet with prospective customers or for customers to attend sales presentations.
  • Telephone or write letters to respond to correspondence from customers or to follow up initial sales contacts.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Answer customer questions about goods or services.
  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Contact current or potential customers to promote products or services.
  • Deliver promotional presentations to current or prospective customers.
  • Develop content for sales presentations or other materials.
  • Explain technical product or service information to customers.
  • Identify potential customers.
  • Maintain records of customer accounts.
  • Monitor market conditions or trends.
  • Schedule appointments with prospective customers.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Recruiting Station Marketing and Communication Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Telephone Solicitor