Exploring different career options as I approach my senior year of college. I’m curious if anyone has any insight into the best companies to begin a career in software/tech sales at.
Some things on my mind are compensation, training/sales education, location, and company growth.
I plan on ultimately pursuing a career in startups sales, but I’ve been told that it might be better to have a strong sales foundation at a larger company before moving into a smaller organization.
1) Do not under any circumstances move to the bay area. You will live below The poverty level
2) Austin, Boulder, and Phoenix have tech companies that hire a ton of young new grads as SDR‘s (sales development representatives). This is the kind of job you should be looking for
3) subscribe to the CB insights newsletter and you can get a listing of some of the hottest growing start ups. Find out who the VP of sales is in each of those start ups and email them directly. Try and bypass HR at all costs