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Last trimester

Hi beasts, this is my final trimester at my university!!

 

Once I graduate should I ask for a raise at work, look for a different

job? What would you suggest?

 

To give you some context. I've been a BDR for 4 years, in the same

company. Like every company it has its flaws but also, it's good perks. It's

not a job I would die for but I am happy at it.

 

Thanks in advance for the tips!

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Jackywaky
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Senior AM
I never studied sales - I'm a chemical engineer. But I just love this game. So yeah... If you like it + you're great at it + getting paid for doing it... i don't see why not continuing ;) 
Jesterlord
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Will shoot for the moon, thanks Jacky! I'm not in sales either, but love the game!
Jackywaky
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Senior AM
go for it - at least you tried :) 
DanPrice
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Philanthropist
Misread your comment so here is my revised version: 

Are you interested in a promotion? Chances are you'll still be a BDR at a new company, and with 4 years there and the fact that you're soon to graduate, I would leverage those facts into a promotion.

Congrats on getting near the finish line!
Jesterlord
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BDR
A promotion would always be appreciated! Should I ask for one? How long we're you a bdr before getting promoted?
DanPrice
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Philanthropist
Yes, I would ask for one. Or, at least ask for a path to promotion with clear expectations. 

I was a BDR for 6 months before I got promoted but I had previous sales experience in a non-SaaS industry. Typically, BDRs will stay in the role for 2 years before they get promoted. However, you're in a slightly different position given you have not graduated so don't look at your 4 years like a bad thing. 
Kinonez
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WR Enthusiast
If you are happy enough, I would ask for a raise, worst case scenario it's a no. best case you get more cash! You can always look for jobs with your fancy new title while you are still working, there is more good than bad to look for other options!

BTW huge congrats!! The real beast is you!!!
Jesterlord
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BDR
Love it! Thanks for the tip Kin, I agree looking for another job while I stick to this one can't hurt!
Kinonez
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WR Enthusiast
Yeah, keep us posted! Good luck in your final days at the uni! Enjoy them! 
NoSuperhero
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BDR
What are you majoring in?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
If you feel like you are ready then ask for it.
Jesterlord
Politicker
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BDR
I'll go for it, thanks!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
You have lots of cheerleaders here boo. Sometimes we all need a little support 🦊
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linkedinconnectmaster
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CEO
congrats!
Jesterlord
Politicker
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BDR
Thank you! apppreciate it!
JC10X
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Senior Sales Manager
Enjoy the randomness of life and practice gratitude. These are great guides. 
Swand
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BDR
Muy bueno tu post, en el call es complicada la semana ya que es de mas extra esfuerzo y estresante
Jesterlord
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BDR
Thank you! apppreciate it!
hurtscuzimold
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Dude abiding
Good luck first of all!!! And congratulations. I wouldn’t leave if you’re happy and can manage a good work life balance after school.
Finesy
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Account Representative III
I clicked on this title because I thought it was about being pregnant lol.
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Sell your graduation into a raise or promotion. The worst they can say is no, and then set a timeline. 
XMarsKerSempai
BDR
I appreciate the information provided.
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