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Those who have moved from development into SE, do you have a desire to move into full sales or are you happy with SE and the career path it provides?

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I moved from development into cto / management. Ended up in a consulting company and now on my own. I have found it like a transition from one part of the development process to another. If you think of development where you focus on a smaller piece, then gradually get larger pieces into architecture, etc. The process from that to sales is that you are moving further along to where what you are going to make gets defined earlier, the construct in which it exists and so on. I have personally found it pretty challenging and difficult, but ultimately it is much better potentially. You gain so much more exposure to things that are relevant across businesses and you get to talk to different people in a wide range of areas. It means you work with very different kinds of people and need to be much more people oriented, which can be a challenge and draining, depending on how you are motivated.

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