Hmm. Is Tech Sales A Good Career?
Well, there are different components to this question.
Before addressing the answer, we must first disect the situation of whether or not Tech Sales if a good career for you depending on: Previous Experience, Stage of Career, Future Goals.
To avoid confusion, Tech Sales is a great career path, we just want to determine whether or not it is right for you... so let's dive in:
Previous Experience #
Have you been writing poetry in a nursery your entire adult profession? Maybe Tech Sales won't be your vibe if that's the case.
Or maybe it will and you will love it so don't be so quick to judge.
The general assumption is that if you are reading this article you are somewhat familiar with Tech and want to know if you should go from dipping your feet in the industry to going swimming with the sales (intentional because it rhymes with whales).
I can definitely say that previous experience will not be a determining factor in how well you succeed in the tech sales career path. If it is your first time in the industry then be sure to put in double the amount of work at the start to catch up but you will get up to speed in no time.
Stage of Career #
This point is not to defer you depending on the stage of your career, rather to highlights some poignant points about the steps ahead if you were to go into a tech sales job.
The natural path of progression in a tech sales job is work your way up to becoming a manager of tech sales trainees.
If you are just starting out in your career, this journey may take a few years and if you are later on in your career, perhaps it would be beneficial to see if you could go straight into being a manager in a tech sales role.
The career stage does not impact your ability to fulfil the role in tech sales to a high standard, this point is to merely get you thinking about where you are at right now.
Future Goals #
Lastly, future goals**. Where do you want to be? What is your dream job?**
The good aspect of going into a career in tech sales is that it keeps your window pretty wide open.
You are getting into the tech industry and then the sky is the limit for where you can expand into.
Although, you should know that if you plan to go super high in the tech industry, you need to be working outside of hours to strengthen your skills.
As for a tech sales role, you could blossom into a tech manager for sales trainees as mentioned previously or you could end up continuing your sales roles and find a plum gig where you get paid on commissions and then the more you close, the more you earn.
Overall, the Tech industry is where it's at and where things are going.
Getting a job in tech sales is a great place to get stuck in and immerse yourself in the industry. As with anything in life, if you want to go far, you have to put in those extra hours and be better than your competition. So, why not give tech sales a go?
What are you waiting for... Till next time.
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