What is the best way to get into tech sales. I am currently in a sales position but would like to move to the tech industry.

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Its going to be really tough going from selling $9k suits when everybody WFH to selling tech. Sorry, but thems the brakes.

Your best bet is going to be starting as a BDR, or going to some super entry-level reseller like CDW or SHI. Youll likely still be a BDR there, but if how often my TJ rep hits me up wondering why I havent been buying $500 shirts to sit on Zoom calls is any indicator, you'll be fine in that role.

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Accurate.
Went from working in landscape to entry level inside sales at SHI. Now a Microsoft CSM in 2 years at SHI.
There are lots of nice niche rolls you can find in a big tech company.

Start applying to BDR roles. That's really it

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Do you mind if I reach out to you to see how I can improve my resume?

Tech is going through a ton of lay offs right now

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Using your network is the easiest. Second easiest is a bdr role. Third is to do a ton of interviews and find a company that values your experience and understands you'll be able to port your skills over and be successful at an AE role immediately.

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While I understand the sentiment of the other responses, I disagree with how hard it'd be. I've seen customer service people walk right into jobs selling biomedical devices because I've leveraged my network for them or they've leveraged their own. Network is much more important than experience when it comes to getting in the first couple levels. To illustrate, I've been in SaaS for 6 years. 0 Fintech experience. I just landed an EAE 2 role at a Fintech startup because of my network and to a lesser degree, my SaaS experience. BDR would be the easiest role that you could walk into, but you don't necessarily have to start there

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Do you mind if I connect with you on LinkedIn to see how I can move into this. Because I have tried to network but I am just not getting any luck.

Yea I’m in same boat, 3 months in. I thought I’d be able to land AE right away because I’ve owned, scaled, and sold my business previous to this but even getting SDR interviews is tough somehow lol

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