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Has anyone exited Sales career? Any advice on how you made that move?

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I decided not to make the move, BUT I had multiple opportunities to move out of sales. The 2 I considered were Project Manager and Product Manager. I was offered the opportunities through internal networking. I joined inclusion groups, got a mentor, and led community groups. I showed my curiosity in learning about their careers, projects, etc., and the opportunities came organically. My last 2 job moves were both made through networking. I didn’t apply to either.

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I'm currently looking/interviewing for both sales and IT Project Management roles. PM is doable as long as you have some track record of "managing" projects - in my case that's responsibility for complex bids and public tenders with a long sales cycle and big bid team (presales, delivery etc) - as well as some sort of IT affinity that you can prove.

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I’ve been wondering the same thing. Unfortunately I’ve been trying for at least 2 years now unsuccessfully.

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