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Advice on pivoting into Sales from Accounting? I know I have the skills and it’s a better fit, personality-wise. I am not a super technical accountant, but my background is still a super strong skill set I bring to the table with me (the ability to process and translate the technical to layman’s terms, and the anticipation of client needs and wants). Are there Sales recruiters similar to those for Public Accounting? Do I go for Inside/Outside 1st? What are your recommendations and wisdom?

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I can attest to this. I am in marketing and whenever i hear a sales person explain their solution or product I’m like…how are you functioning? Anyways-the true “sales” roles are director level typically…I’d suggest building up your network of buyers outside the firm. I’m thinking something in products and tech, like a portfolio manager role, might be a good next step?

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I’m aiming for a position specifically for accounting software providers, because I’m familiar with the client base of accounting firms. And I know I can present a Demo 100x better than the boring ass crap I heard in every one I’ve ever seen from the client perspective. Does anyone know someone I can connect with?

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I’m trying to switch to sales too. Stuck behind a desk too much and not enough peopling ( and not enough money). A lot of jobs want sales experience, so it’s been tough. I came really close once. Use your network, or take advantage of your vendors. I’ve started networking more and joined (became a board member) for a local chapter inside my industry. The “no sales” bit me in the butt. Also, network is huge too, ya gotta know the players and how to get to them.

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