I wanna move away from sales. Any suggestions on easy roles to transition into?

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Like others have said, Account Manager or Client Success would be an easy transition. If you are technical, Sales Engineer is a good pivot. If you are process driven, Sales Operations.

Also, what do you dislike about being an AE? Why are you looking to change? If it's because of quota pressure, then Sales Ops. If it's because of the day-to-day sales related tasks, then Sales Engineer... Find something that's going to take you away from whatever it is that you dislike about sales.

Good luck!

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Customer Success Manager roles

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I’d suggest a new mindset before making a career transition.

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You could be a mail carrier. Or be a mattress tester. You wanted easy right?

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Any role where you can just be told what you need to do is probably a lot easier than having to constantly hunt and create your own luck, like most of us have to so in sales. But the downside is you wont have the potential to earn a lot of money in most cases

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Marketing

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I’d recommend going to work in M&A consulting in the Big4 for a few years, then you’ll realize how easy you have it now

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I aspire to figure out what it’s like.

Are you saying “easy” as in job difficulty or as in an easy transition?

First time using this app, but what specific type of Government Jobs have you seen people transition into?

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What type of sales are you in??

Thank you, I appreciate your response

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