For over a century, order-taker jobs have allowed high-school and college grads to readily enter the workforce as salespeople.
But the tightening market means tomorrow's wannabe sales pro must find a fresh opening gambit.
Inventiveness will be key.
You might have to think like comedian W.C. Fields.
Twelve times a day, he would wade into the surf and begin to scream and flounder.
Mammoth crowds would rush to the scene to witness Field's "rescue"—and buy lots of hot dogs from the nearby vendors' carts.
Here's a great source for more innovations: The Sales Blog.