Looking to break into the Tech Sales world.

Accomplished Salesman, Administrator and educator. I have sold in many different sectors ranging from Finance, Private Education, Medical Sales and Recreation/Medicinal Cannabis. I am looking into taking my skill set into Tech. Any advice other than taking a Tech Sales Course?
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CuriousFox
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Check out the academy tab
Pachacuti
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They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
Not sure how being an Admissions Director translates to Sales, but good luck in your search.
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Sales Director
I have sold in many different sectors ranging from Finance, Private Education, Medical Sales and Recreation/Medicinal Cannabis. I am looking into taking my skill set into Tech. Any advice other than taking a Tech Sales Course?
oldcloser
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If I were reviewing this resume, I'd ask why you landed at the NY film academy after all that sales experience. Level with me. Every sell anything?
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Sales Director
The short answer is the money. Thatโ€™s how I ended up there.
oldcloser
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So, now you're running away from money?
BowtiedCocoon
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EAE
Admission Directors *source* and *qualify* candidates, transfers fine to sell.

youโ€™ll have no problem transferring into tech sales, just need to frame your xp in ways thats appealing to a Tech sales hiring manager- establish relation, executive presence, business requirement gathering, ability to thrive in ambiguous environment, xp managing a territory โ€ฆ

start here and lmk if you have q - https://bowtiedbull.io/p/breaking-into-sales-and-clearing
BTQ
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ex SDR
waddup Cocoon! It's quoll
Diablo
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Sr. AE
Wish I could help, all the best!
You might get a lot of resources through previously discussed threads if use the search tab.
GDO
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BDM
Use the search bar. Also give more info in a post not just the title ๐Ÿ˜…
jefe
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If you've been an educator, EdTech may be a vertical that's easier to break into.
Good luck!
HVACexpert
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sales engineer
Maybe the new bravado flex could work for you
oldcloser
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Then again, maybe it couldn't.
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oldcloser
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It's new today, George. We're looking for evidence. Let us know if you find something there. We promise not to laugh.
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Sales Director
I have sold in many different sectors ranging from Finance, Private Education, Medical Sales and Recreation/Medicinal Cannabis. I am looking into taking my skill set into Tech. Any advice other than taking a Tech Sales Course?
Sunbunny31
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Hi George, you've posted the same paragraph three times now. Can you expand on your skill set and why you think it might translate into tech sales? That might help you get more specific recommendations.
Also - this is an advice forum; hiring does not happen from this forum, but we can provide some insight and suggestions. You've gotten a couple suggestions already.

You can also post a redacted version of your resume if you'd like some comments regarding format, how to position your accomplishments, etc.

Finally, Bravado Flex has just gone live. You might want to check that out and see if anything surfaces for you.

Best of luck.
oldcloser
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I guess, as a full-time employee and just a part time WR resident of late, I can only comment on comments. So, yeah... what the bunny said.
RandyLahey
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Good luck George. Pro Tip, toggle on Anon mode here and submit your CV for feedback.
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Sales Director
Thank you @randylahey
Kosta_Konfucius
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Tech Sales U
Phillip_J_Fry
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Director of Revenue
Tech isn't any different than any of these other spaces that you've been in. Can you learn a product, communicate effectively, follow internal processes, build relationships with prospects, and adhere to a sales methodology? If yes, then you're probably fine.
Recruiters might give you a hard time for not having tech experience, but emphasize the points stated above, and let them know you're a fast learner, and do some research on their product before an interview.

I'd lean away from the admin/educator part, and focus solely on your sales experience. Maybe throw in "I managed 35, 9 year-olds in a classroom every day. Selling is easy in comparison."
sassy_seller
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there is actually quite few companies that organised bootcamps and preps for SaaS sellers, that you would familiarize yourself more with the concept and nail interviews as well... maybe start connecting with SDRs on Linkedin, ask them questions how did they get there, surely they will help!
maverickmission
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SDR @ HCM company
You had us at cannabis ๐ŸŒฒ
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Thanks for the feedback all. Just getting acclimated here. Appreciate the time.
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Thank you all. Appreciate the assistance.
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