I currently work as an associate in an accounting firm. I am realizing the crazy attention to detail is killing me. I am looking a tech sales since I do spend a lot of time using program based software. Would tech sales require a crazy attention to detail?

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no its so much better

What makes it better?

Sales jobs, there's really no method to the madness. You have to adopt the tactics that work for you. As long as you're bringing in meetings or revenue, it's a "no questions asked" situation.

There are metrics but most of those are for optics, if you’re hitting/overachieving quota management will make exceptions!

No it doesn’t and it’s relatively low barrier to entry. One of my previous colleagues was a consultant -> bdr and he was really happy with the work life balance also.

Yes, I know the struggle. But I guess you'll get the hang of it after a while.

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