I lost my previous job during the pandemic and had been struggling to find another in my former field (media production). In talking to my friends about my dissatisfaction with the media industry and the different directions I could take my career, I was told by multiple people that I would enjoy sales (software sales specifically) and likely excel if I applied myself.
Clearly this piqued my interest, but I don't truly know where to start... I have an unrelated degree, no sales experience, and no true technical industry knowledge that I could use as background for sales.
I gather that many people that are successful in the world of sales started from where I am now, with no substantial experience or background. So I pose this question to those whom this description applies:
What were your first steps to breaking into the sales industry and finding a great company to work for?