I’m a software engineer for a big corporation.
I wish you transition into sales (in the same company). Any advise?

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Why are you wishing me into sales? I don't like it


Hello friend. I went the sales engineer route, but don't be mistaken because the job isn't in any way easy. Sales engineers might think that being a salesperson is easier but scrap that notion right away because salespeople prepare a lot of things prior to engagement. A sales engineer is a great starting point, and a very important role, but it is just one part of a multifaceted process.

Great. Difficult and important job... got any advice for the guy?


Ask to meet with one of the successful salespeople at your company to pick their brain about what they do. They’ll be flattered!

If you’re still interested after that, find a job posting, and then set up time with the hiring manager to learn more about their team.

Then apply and prepare for a lot of behavior questions like “Tell me about a time when you had to save a relationship with a difficult client” (Google better ones than this). Also, prepare to tell the interviewer how your SWE experience makes you an expert in X part of the business!

I come from Sales, and it can be a lot of fun. Good luck!

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