Harvesting an abundance of oil and natural gas resources, the Middle East supplies nearly half of all exports to the global oil market. Middle Eastern countries Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are all members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which pumps roughly 40% of the world's oil, with Saudi Arabia leading the pack for the greatest amount of output. OPEC's crude oil production was 28.7 million barrels per day in the first half of 2009.
Sales professionals play an integral part in most businesses as they are responsible for selling a product or service to consumers. Depending on the type of position, sales professionals are required to complete numerous tasks including, prospecting, cold calling, client visits as well as some financial duties such as budgeting or forecasting. The sales arena is very broad with positions including inside sales, outside sales, account management and many others.