{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Looking to advance my career but most places ask if you have full Sales cycle/ closing. How do I gain this experience if current role won’t offer it and new roles require it?", "post_id": "60bfd8bd16aa9700213a991a", "reply_count": 6, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "5787dd60a3f35c130082b851", "bowl_name": "Sales", "feed_type": "crowd" }

Looking to advance my career but most places ask if you have full Sales cycle/ closing. How do I gain this experience if current role won’t offer it and new roles require it?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Come join our growing team at Accelo (SaaS). We have direct path to AE/closing role from SDR. Let me know if you’re interested.

like

I'd be interested in hearing more about this opportunity as well?

You likely need to be with a company that promotes from within first and foremost before looking for external candidates. Also it helps if the company is actively growing where opportunities and headcount can be increased every budget cycle instead of waiting for someone to leave.

It would also help to stick to a specific industry or arena. If you like where you are now, ask if there is opportunity to shadow, once or twice a month, a full sales cycle and allow you to ask questions to the rep. They’re asking for experience, not quite ‘working’ experience. This way you can say that yes you have experience in full sales cycle. Not a high volume, but you have it.

like

Thank you, I will do that!

Join a professional association (like AMA or SHRM). Then volunteer to be a part of their membership teams who are literally prospecting new clients, “closing” new clients when they join, managing them as membership to keep them happy and paid up, and the reselling them to join again when their membership is set to expire.

More membership organizations will give volunteers a batch of leads or expired membership they look to win back. You can harvest those, maintain relationships and then resell them when they’re up for renewal again.

It’s not a short game but it wins. Plus, your resume reflects a shiny new extra curricular.

Related Posts

I’m from one of the world’s most underdeveloped countries in Africa and all I want to do is leave.

People keep telling me to stay and make it better and while I do agree to that in principle, at every single level, public or private, everyone here is either corrupt or incompetent. If I stay I’d just be harming myself and not helping anyone.

Worst part is that there’s not a single PM role here, so when my overseas contract runs out I might be in a tough spot.

Just wanted to get it off my chest

like

Hello friends! Is anyone able to provide a referral for a ZS position I saw?

like

All of you Amazon folks, how long did the interview process take?

I had a call with the recruiter for the position I applied for and they said they'd setup a time for me to interview with the hiring manager. That was about 2 weeks ago that we had the initial convo and they haven't reached back out.

Am I ghosted???

Or is this just a normal amount of time?

Thanks in advance.

like

Hi Fishes, need referral for profile of data scientist or analyst with python. I have 2 years 5 months experience with python, and 6 months experience with data cleaning, analysing, visualisation, CNNs, and neural networks. Kindly feel free to contact me for any opportunity regarding the same

like

Interviewing for an EA position at BAH (Booz Allen Hamilton). Any insight as to the company culture as far as executive admin staff goes? (I’m aware of the “restructure” and I’ve heard both good and bad reviews.)

like
like
like

Hi everyone!
Very confused between Simform and CitiusTech. Both are offering the same package for the role of Senior Java developer. Would really appreciate if anyone can guide me here. Thanks

like

Hi can someone pls refer me for Deloitte Consulting..Finance Transformation/ Strategy role.

Thanks.

like

I am having an interview with RBC - head of product…MD position. How shall I prepare myself?

like

Anyone ever interview at PayPal for a product strategy role? Would love to hear about the team, WLB, etc.

like

Hi,

My referral has joined epam today for a3 band. By when I can accept my referral bonus?

like
like

Hi everyone! I am new to the Partner Success role and operations (previously been in customer success) and was wondering if anyone recommends podcasts, thought leaders or research I should check out to become more versed in this space. We are building our partner program from the ground up and I want to ensure we are heading in the right direction. Thank you all for your insight!

like

Need a referral to KPMG? Dm me

funnylike

Any agencies hiring CDs? Asking for a friend who really needs to get out of his current agency.

How much of a pay cut would you take to do a job you would enjoy more? Currently at 120k base at ACN and offered a role for 81k…I made more as a first year analyst. But I really like the company and role, and would learn a lot which is my biggest priority right now. I asked if they can get my closer to 100k, but I’m seriously considering it even if they can’t. Any thoughts?

like
like

Hiring is slowed down now compared to April-May not sure if i am experiencing this or is it general trend? Are number of calls reducing for everyone??

like

Additional Posts in Sales

What does “SCID” mean? As in SCID 52 and SCID 124.

like

I moved offices in the pandemic for my husband’s job. I’m now looking for a new firm because my work is becoming niche in a part of my practice area I don’t enjoy and I am frustrated that I did not receive a merit bonus (slightly under hours but did 300+ NB to help clients with the stimulus which generated a lot of other work). Bad look? Note I haven’t even been to my new office bc of COVID.

like

Which country is better for job growth - Germany or Netherlands?

like

Why does EY provide nothing!! Not even a dongle to there employees ☹️

likefunny

How much do Forensic Accountant Expert Witnesses make? Is this a lucrative industry or are salaries on par with other accounting roles and levels? I heard through the grapevine that these guys can make bukos of cash but I can't find much online other than hearsay. I know in the DC area they can make upward of 160K or more with a security clearance in non-testifying roles. I heard that directly from a recruiter myself. What do you guys know about the industry? And what forensic niche are you in?

like

GSK beats earnings, and its stock price declines by ~10% since. The stock market is stupid.

like

Hi,
My current CTC is 3700000 (all fixed) in BOA.
I am getting an offer of 10k SGD PM in singapore. This is long term extendable contract. I am not married. Is it fine to accept this offer?

like

Building out private investment platform for a growing company. Where can I find example docs of allocation policies, expense policies, etc. in order to create my own? Are there any good resources?

like

I am an International Student who would be completing my post baccalaureate diploma in International Business in Dec 2022. Currently I am researching Freeze Dried Food. Seems like not many people are aware about it but it's a gold mine. My vision is for people like me who don't get time for cook food and make up for Work day and study. I want to solve this problem for them. Do you think this will work. I am still researching about it

like

Does anyone know what the applicant number/acceptance rate to some of the accelerated JD/MBA programs are (e.g. CBS, Penn, Booth)? Sounds like the class sizes are really small.

like

Anyone getting older and just hating their family

like

Hi MDs at EY - what is your first year comp? Trying to decide whether to stay to make MD next year (already been offered the spot so pretty much guaranteed) or take another offer. I’m in audit so prefer hearing from Audit MDS but I’ll take any info honestly. Really appreciate it. Thanks!

like

I am thinking of accepting an offer from Deloitte. Is the medical insurance provided good? In what range are the employee paid premiums? I have a Cadillac insurance with my current employer... Validating for hidden costs.

like

Hello fellow product marketers! I would love to know how you all track your value and work numerically. It’s tough to track data and analytics of a PMM’s work with PMM being influencers to marketing and sales counterparts who then go in and deploy campaigns or sell a product - generating revenue based on your positioning/messaging/strategy. Would love to know your thoughts!

like

I got the offer from CGI recently. Having 11 years of experience but seems I asked very less. I am getting 24 fixed + 5% variable + 1.5 joining bonus. Can I re negotiate with them?

Is is possible to ask for a raise just based on what I’ve seen on the market ? This past months many firms have contacted me and total comp is higher in general (for the same industry). Or do I need to have an offer letter in order to ask for the raise ?

like

Is there any onsite opportunities in apisero ?

like

Not job related but I’m thinking about calling off my wedding. He’s an amazing person but I just don’t think he/this life is what I want forever. Advice appreciated

like

I've wanted to transition my career to illustration for a long time, but was always held back by my lack of knowledge into the actual day to day of being an illustrator. Does anyone know where I can read through experiences from real illustrators, relating to their creative vs admin work and their compensation?

like

Every time I glance at the new bowl logo, I am reminded of the album art for Daft Punk’s Discovery

Post Photo
likefunny

Additional Posts (overall)

like

Hey everyone, just got this new job as lead generation agent, and I'm having trouble booking the calls and meeting my goals and the company's expectations. Any advice on how to get leads?

like

Paycom - Any current/former AEs have feedback on WLB? Everything I read online says the pay is top tier but curious on the hours being put in as an AE, how easy/hard it is to hit goals etc. Seems like the outside sales rep position is the real grind but obviously just speculating. Have a phone screen with a recruiter coming up. Thanks!

like

What does median pay look like for strategic AEs at Salesforce?

like

Does Gartner drug test? 👀

like

Seems to be a lot of folks talking about the Palo Alto Prisma cloud sales program. I just started interviewing for it but wondering if anyone has been through it before/ and reviews on working for PAN.

like

Thinking about leaving finance. Any tips on how to break into customer success without having to take a pay cut? Currently at 75k. Any tips on how to best prepare myself to make the transition?

like

Does everyone in a sales/sales management role have KPIs? If so, what are your daily/monthly/quarterly expectations?

like

Would love some advice here. Anyone ever work with independent enterprise reps out there? Whats a fair comp on services for strategic sales for an independent? Is it possible to leverage Indys for complex sales. Thanks for the thoughts!

like

What’s up all, I’ve been soaking up game from so many of y’all, so thank you.

I’m transitioning into tech and really want to see if there’s any people in tech sales (adtech or cloud verticals preferably) that could advise me on best practices/skills to obtain to land roles at top companies?

I have a bkgd in solutions engineering & acct mgt in telecom, and project mgt. To add I’ve also built my own e-commerce business.

I’m looking for roles in sales engineering or account exec/mgt.@

like

What is a good question to ask the Janssen, Neuroscience National Sales Director at the end of the interview. I have applied to a bilingual inside sales representative role. Also, what is a reasonable starting salary in Canada.

like

Do you rely more on outbound outreach/leads or focus on inbound leads?

like

Going into a salary negotiation for an L4 Account Rep position at Amazon in either DC or Austin TX.

I will ask for base : 85k
Sign on bonus: 18,000
RSUs: 12,500
Relocation ? Not sure yet
They do not include commission and instead prefer a more generous base to give equal attention to potential opportunities.

The recruiter let me know the range is to 85,000-135,000 which is high and I’m not sure if what I’m asking for is too low. Please advice how you approach negotiation

like

How do you know when it’s time to go? When the culture is great but the job isn’t filling your cup….

like

Anyone exceeding plan & earning 400-500k repeatedly with a base in the mid 100s - If you were offered a higher base/OTE to take uncapped commission off the table would you? If so, at what base + OTE?

like

I also have a variety of orthodontic sales opportunities across the US. Must have orthodontic experience of at least 5 years. Resume to theresa@paigemeadrecruiting.com for a first timer breaking into sale this is your chance. Have to be willing to travel by car. Will be provided.

like

Does anyone have pay range for Coinbase sales reps?

like

Struggling to find Sales Professionals for our retail stores throughout Ontario. If anyone knows anyone looking for a role in Sales, please let me know!

like

Google Salary/OTE for Field Sales
Hi everyone, I am interviewing for a Field Sales Rep role at Google Cloud in Canada. What would be a fair salary / OTE / RSU to request during the interview process?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

New to Fishbowl?

image with Fishbowl logo and arms reaching out for a handshake

Already have an account? Log in

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Messaging rates may apply

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal