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Sales Managers: would you consider a candidate without a history of quota achievement? I’m interested in AE roles and believe I posses the skills to be successful in sales, but my experience to date has been in client-services, customer success, and pre-sales consulting delivering product demos.

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100% yes. Gotta start somewhere. If you show you are open to mentoring and show initiative you should be good.

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I’m in a similar boat - working in consulting doing sales and delivery. I have found interviewers in sales roles to be quite receptive to the idea. One thing I encourage you is to dig into your past experience and see whether you led any proposals/ sales initiatives and determine what your quotes were. I realize these may not have been explicit quotas, but from there you can assess what the metrics were and come up with a rough estimate of your yearly metrics/ how successful you were. Hope that helps.

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