How to get into software sales?

Equifax HvKf40
Oct 2 9 Comments

I’m currently in data science, working as a data scientist, not really enjoying my job, I’m thinking of switching to software sales, I like the idea of selling technology to corporates, Will I make enough money if i do this switch? also, how do i make this switch? what role can I target?

Enough Money = Around 150K in NYC area.

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  • Intel ~
    Define enough money. Pay will probably be a lot lower to begin with but can increase a lot if you perform well
    Oct 2 3
    • Equifax HvKf40
      OP
      Just updated my post, if I make 150K in NYC area I’ll be okay, however, I’m willing to take a pay cut but can’t go lower than 135K
      Oct 2
    • Equifax HvKf40
      OP
      I have 5+ years of experience in data science.
      Oct 2
    • Intel ~
      Could probably make that as a technology consultant at big 4 or selling for a fang
      Oct 2
  • Twilio saywutman
    Your current skill set isn’t that applicable to starting over in sales so if that’s a track you want to go down you need to reset your expectations. I doubt you’ll find an entry level role for $135K and you’ll also have a hard time getting a closing role with no closing experience. You can also try for more technical sales engineering roles. If you’re willing to take a step back to go up the sales career ladder you can eventually make much more than your current comp.
    Oct 3 1
    • Equifax HvKf40
      OP
      Entry level = pre sales engineer?
      Oct 3
  • Amazon dVRB53
    DM me for Amazon/Audible referral.
    Oct 2 1
    • Equifax HvKf40
      OP
      Wow! Thank you so much!
      Oct 3
  • Tektronix BazzokaGrl
    You might want to check out the free training modules on Salesforce trailhead that are sales focused.
    Oct 2 0

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