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

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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?

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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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