Any tips for an accountant thinking about making a move into sales roles? Do I have to start over at the SDR level or are there other options? Also, any ideas on how I can leverage my previous experience?

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Try looking into accounting based software sales.

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^^^ sell to people who do what you did.

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I left public accounting and ended being an SDR for roughly a year before moving into a relationship manager position. Not sure what level of experience you have leaving public accounting but starting salaries for SDRs in tech are pretty good (at least in SF) and tend to be better than most seniors salaries in public accounting.

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Thanks for the reply, mind if I DM you with some extra questions?

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