I’ve had a fair amount of success in a couple of direct sales ventures, but I’ve ultimately never risen to the top because I’m not a great teambuilder. I’m trying to figure out how to pivot my career & make something from the skills I learned there, but I’m not really sure what that would look like because I never saw myself getting into sales in the first place. Where should I go from here? What is the pay structure typically like in entry-level sales jobs?

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Sounds like you're not giving yourself enough credit! If you have a lot of transferable skills, you'll probably be able to qualify for higher than an entry level role. I'd say OTE for an entry level sales job is somewhere between $55-70K annually. $40k base typically or somewhere around there.


I think if you're organized yourself, you don't really have to worry about the tools you get from your company. My first job was a 30k base, not very high. But because I was able to keep everything organized, I made 67k my first year with commission.


Hmm, that's interesting. If I worked in direct sales for 6-7 years, what kind of position do you think I would be able to apply for? That compensation sounds pretty good to me because it is consistent -- that's one thing that I've struggled with working in DS.

Have you considered getting a career coach or mentor? I think you will be able to address your concern with the help of a coach/mentor.

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