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Sprint barca20
Jul 26, 2017 21 Comments

I'm a 22 year old student living in Utah starting my career path in Sales. I have a year of Sales experience in the telecommunications industry (Sales Rep for Sprint). I also have one year of Door2Door Sales Experience running my own business. I am also fluent in Spanish as a second language. I will be graduating with my Bachelors Degree in Professional Sales in just under 2 years. I'm looking to work in Software Sales or something similar. I'm seeking advice from those in the industry in what I can be doing NOW to get myself a head start and what employers look for when hiring college graduates! Ideas? Thoughts!?

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  • WatchGuard bKys00
    find a device like security appliances and sell those. lots of $$$
    Jul 26, 2017 5
    • Sprint barca20
      OP
      Like home security systems?
      Jul 26, 2017
    • WatchGuard bKys00
      Like firewalls and routers
      Jul 26, 2017
    • WatchGuard bKys00
      sales side is mostly fluff and don't need to know much tech wise always
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Sprint barca20
      OP
      What does salary and commission normally look like in that industry?
      Jul 26, 2017
    • WatchGuard bKys00
      50-100k spending on how good you are
      Jul 26, 2017
  • Avalara / Sales
    Waheeb

    Avalara Sales

    BIO
    Top performing solution sales professional since 2015.
    Waheebmore
    I have heard that Qualtrics is a great company, our head of product joined them about a year ago and they seem to be doing great.

    I got my foot in the door at Avalara doing lead generation/cold calling. In about 8 months I was promoted to a regional sales manager and closing business. Just need to find your in, cold calling builds your skill set very very fast, but it is definitely no fun!
    Jul 27, 2017 3
    • Qualtrics asdf098765
      Webb is the man!
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Avalara / Sales
      Waheeb

      Avalara Sales

      BIO
      Top performing solution sales professional since 2015.
      Waheebmore
      We love Webb!
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Avalara bEEA25
      Who doesn’t love Webb?!
      Apr 7, 2018
  • Facebook public
    If you want to sell software switch majors to computer science.
    Jul 26, 2017 2
    • Qualtrics asdf098765
      You don't need a CS background to sell shit. Just 2 years on a Mormon mission and you're set here in UT 😂
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Facebook public
      Not needed but the best all have em
      Jul 26, 2017
  • Qualtrics asdf098765
    What school?
    Jul 26, 2017 2
    • Sprint barca20
      OP
      Weber State.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Qualtrics asdf098765
      Happy to chat further about Qualtrics. DM me
      Jul 27, 2017
  • New / Other
    zekA76

    New Other

    PRE
    Best Buy
    BIO
    CRM Analyst
    zekA76more
    Get on an Adobe lead generation team. Then network with the sales teams. By he time they give you a shot you're already comfortable talking about the products and know the backend systems/procedures
    Jul 26, 2017 0
  • New / Sales
    #1salespro

    New Sales

    PRE
    bmc
    BIO
    Sales professional extraordinar
    #1salespromore
    Check out insidesales.com they have a nice SFDC plug in to track calls, gameification, etc. They are in Salt Lake.
    Jul 27, 2017 0
  • New / Other
    yourpalal

    New Other

    PRE
    startups, Google, selfmade
    yourpalalmore
    You should check out companies like Domo that are in Utah. Getting your foot into SaaS companies in Utah while they are growing will be really beneficial.
    Jul 26, 2017 0
  • New
    Hokkaido

    New

    PRE
    CenturyLink, Cisco, HP Inc, marketstar, Kohl’s
    Hokkaidomore
    Entry level technician sales for the "cold caller" in Utah was in the 30-40 range base with 10-20 upside approx 8 years ago when I was there . That next level up is more like 50-70k base and potential to make over 100
    Jul 26, 2017 0
  • New
    Hokkaido

    New

    PRE
    CenturyLink, Cisco, HP Inc, marketstar, Kohl’s
    Hokkaidomore
    When I was in that position I got a job at Marketstar they had me on the HP team and Cisco teams learned a lot and got big names on my resume ..... however after school no more than 12 months be ready to move on greater starter but more than 2/3 years it's time to move on very hard to get promotions there
    Jul 26, 2017 0