2021 brought a lot of changes for everyone. We may have all faced a different combination of changes and challenges, but one thing is for sure, no one escaped change entirely. In the face of so much change, it is unsurprising that the world started to rethink the idea of work.
Monster.com reports that 95% of workers have considered changing jobs over the last year and 92% would switch industries to find the right job.
All this change has inspired us to think about how we really feel about the kind of work we’re doing, the roles we fill, the compensation we receive, the environments we spend our work lives in, and where we’ll be in our careers years from now. The arrival of a new year only intensifies this desire to reflect on where we’ve been and plan for where we want to go. After all, we spend a lot of our lives at work, we deserve for it to be a good experience.
Many people’s reasoning for considering a shift in careers or jobs involves a desire to continue working remote, find a better work-life balance, grow and advance, or find a career that simply involves doing more of the kind of work they love.
Something job seekers might not realize? The Tech Sales industry is uniquely positioned to help fill many of those needs. Read on to learn more about the biggest benefits to launching a career in sales:
Find an environment that works for you
The tech industry prides itself on being forward-thinking, cutting-edge, and innovative. An approach they apply to more than just their product development. Many tech companies are leading the way when it comes to rethinking how we work and you’ll find a lot of them offer hybrid or remote work options, improved time-off policies, better benefits, and more. This can make it easier to work the way you like to work and strike a healthier balance between your career and everything else.
Not sure a sales career is really compatible with things like having a family or other obligations and hobbies? Check out our conversation with Satellite Alum, Sales Development Representative (SDR), and new father, Devonte Thibodeaux for a first-hand account of what a job in tech sales is really like.
Find opportunities for growth and advancement
One of the things we hear from our Tech Sales Bootcamp graduates all the time as they begin accepting job placements in the tech sales industry is that now, in these new roles, they finally feel confident that they see a path forward. Their new employers have laid out clear-cut opportunities for them to grow and advance in their careers as they learn and improve their skills. In fact, one Satellite graduate made the leap from Product Specialist to Lead SDR in just over 6 months.
The world of tech moves fast and it rewards people who excel at their jobs; meaning that you can benefit by receiving some fast-paced promotions when you find your stride and continue to put in the effort. With a strong set of sales skills, there are practically limitless opportunities since core skills like listening, problem-solving, and relationship-building are so highly valued both in the tech sales world and beyond.
Find a career you love
One of the biggest questions job seekers ask themselves is, is this job or career path right for me? A career in tech sales is an amazing choice for anyone who is curious, an avid learner, a problem solver, a creative thinker, an incredible listener, and especially, anyone who lives for helping others.
Sales is all about building relationships with clients, listening to what their goals, needs, and pain points are, and then offering up solutions to the problems they are struggling most with when you have a piece of software or technology that could help them. If spending your days talking with and getting to know people and helping solve their problems sounds appealing, tech sales might be the career for you!
Tech sales also provides a career that centers on variety and change. Every day you’re talking to new people, working up new ideas and approaches, and as the technology you’re selling evolves, you’re learning about and selling new products too. If you’re someone who loathes the idea of quietly sitting alone at your desk, monotonous completing the same solo task day in and day out, then tech sales is an incredible option. Not only do you get to talk to and interact with customers regularly, sales is also an environment rooted in teamwork. When the team does well, everyone does well. So you’ll frequently be interacting with other people at your company and helping one another be the very best you can be.
What’s our favorite thing about a career in tech sales?
It doesn’t require any prior experience, specialized knowledge, or technological expertise.
Tech Sales is for everyone. Regardless of your background, if this is a career you’re passionate about and if you’re willing to learn and grow, you will excel in tech sales.
Feel like you might need a helping hand to make the leap and change careers? Apply now for our free 8-week Tech Sales Bootcamp. Our team of dedicated trainers, mentors, and coaches will meet you where you’re at, help you find and embrace your unique superpowers, and offer support and encouragement every step of the way, including landing your new job.
Make 2022 a year to remember by launching the career you’ve been dreaming of.