On the Job
Energy Brokers buy or sell energy products to customers. They do not produce energy, but rather, serve as the "middle man" to negotiate prices and purchase energy for their clients. They may analyze energy costs to determine the best options for customers. They may answer customers' questions about energy sales or markets.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Estimate costs or terms of sales.
- Analyze market conditions or trends.
- Study product information to acquire professional knowledge.
- Identify investment opportunities or strategies.
- Explain financial information to customers.
- Monitor market conditions or trends.
- Contact current or potential customers to promote products or services.
- Customize energy products or services to meet customer needs.
- Sell products or services.
- Recommend products or services to customers.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
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