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Dec 5, 2019 17 Comments

So, I currently work as a sales consultant (BDR/Inside Sales) in Denver, Colorado - less than a year in a closing position. I do not have a college education and I do not plan on obtaining one.

Any tips for a young lad like myself: I am working to become a successful sales operator.

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  • Compass HWV39
    Go back to school and get your degree
    Dec 5, 2019 5
    • OP
      Why?
      Dec 5, 2019
    • Compass HWV39
      Unless you’re an entrepreneur or wiz kid, you’re in for a lifetime of financial mediocrity.
      Dec 5, 2019
    • OP
      Eh, I disagree. But, I do value your input and thank you for sharing your opinion.
      Dec 5, 2019
    • Compass HWV39
      Not my opinion. Stats. You’re welcome
      Dec 5, 2019
    • OP
      Thanks again
      Dec 5, 2019
  • Slack monden
    Beyond that, work for the largest/most reputable company that will hire you with your background (genuinely not being snarky here) and aim to be in their top 25% of closers consistently. Find a mentor you admire to teach you what you don’t know you don’t know. Invest in good haircuts and clothes. Read the news so you always have something to talk about. Go to conferences and professional development when you can.
    Dec 6, 2019 1
  • Amazon wvzN27
    Either get your degree or start lying about having one. Unless you've already done something incredible, not having at least an undergrad degree will continually put you in a shadow.
    Dec 6, 2019 5
    • Compass HWV39
      Worst advice possible. Amazon. Go figure.
      Dec 6, 2019
    • Amazon wvzN27
      coming from someone at Compass, lmao. How's life without a degree treating you?
      Dec 6, 2019
    • Compass HWV39
      Fantastic. How life eating premium bananas working for you?
      Dec 6, 2019
    • Amazon wvzN27
      Haha it's prime
      Dec 6, 2019
    • Compass HWV39
      Lol. Tu Che
      Dec 6, 2019
  • Slack monden
    A lot (a lot) of SaaS/tech sales companies require a Bachelor’s degree for Sales. It’s mostly classist gatekeeping but it’s naive to think you WON’T hit a ceiling. Go to CCD or Metro part time or do something online, but not getting a degree will haunt you in a profession as image driven as Sales.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • T-Mobile
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    In addition to degree, be active on LinkedIn.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Nordson gotcoffee
    Get an MBA to look good on paper or start your own firm. You won’t be taken seriously and it will take much longer to succeed without that piece of paper if you’re working for someone else.
    Dec 6, 2019 0

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