Navigating Career Transitions in Tech Sales: Insights from an MBA and Industry Veteran

Hello War Room community,


As I stand at the crossroads of my career, I reflect on my journey as an MBA graduate and a professional deeply immersed in the world of business development and account management. My path has been shaped by a commitment to bridging the gap between innovative solutions and market demands.


With rich experiences at Google, Sense, and SurveyMonkey, I've honed an appreciation for customer insights and the transformative power of data. These roles have not only allowed me to drive client success but have also underscored the importance of building robust relationships and customizing solutions that truly resonate.


The tech landscape is ever-evolving, and with it comes my desire to continuously learn and apply my expertise where it can yield the greatest impact. Despite my personal achievement in completing my MBA and venturing into consulting and entrepreneurship, the market's current state has prompted me to seek new horizons.


I'm back on the market, looking to leverage my skills in a strategic account executive role. The challenge lies in translating a diverse background that's largely been centered around account management into a narrative that aligns with the needs of Silicon Valley's dynamic tech scene.


I'm reaching out to this community for advice, opportunities, and perhaps a fresh perspective on how to best position myself for such a transition. How does one curate their story to reflect a readiness for new challenges in sales, especially after taking entrepreneurial detours? How can I ensure my resume and personal brand accurately communicate the value I can bring to a high-impact sales position?


To fellow professionals who have navigated similar waters or are currently steering through them, I'm eager to connect, share insights, and support each other in our professional endeavors. Let's discuss the ways we can make meaningful progress together in this fast-paced industry.


Looking forward to the collective wisdom of this community.


Best,

LB23Art



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poweredbycaffeine
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Question: why did you get an MBA just to end up an AE again?

Donโ€™t want to be a strategic AE or do you want to continue consulting?
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Your question is quite insightful. The journey hasnโ€™t been straightforward; itโ€™s been shaped by lifeโ€™s dynamic nature, including shifting markets and personal milestones. The Executive MBA was a strategic choice for self-growth, and it equipped me to navigate various professional landscapes. Despite the tech marketโ€™s downturn, I leveraged my skills in staffing and recruiting, eventually leading to my own venture. Currently, facing a challenging market, my priority is to rapidly secure financial stability, particularly for my daughters. Iโ€™m channeling my extensive experience and leadership qualities into a potential AE role, with a clear, albeit developing, financial strategy. Your engagement with my career path is truly appreciated.
poweredbycaffeine
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You sound like aโ€ฆrobot.

If youโ€™re seeking security, I get it. Go forth and prosper.
LB23Art
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Thank you!
CuriousFox
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Do you own a LLC?
LB23Art
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Iโ€™ve been debating on getting one but decided it wasnโ€™t worth it right now due to me being in San Francisco Bay Area and the cost is just not worth it. Thanks for your comment!
kobelover24
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hey, boss. I think you have a step ahead of the pac because of your entrepreneurship experience. Most sales rep have that spirit to be innovate and creative when conducting outbound and meeting quota. With that being said you need to show your employer your account management experience is capable of transitioning into a head hunting environment. Although you want to be a strategic account executive a lot of the accounts you gain will requiring up selling and expanding, which ties in with your vision of closing the gap between demand and innovative solutions (make sure to highlight how you did this in your resume). Cheers mate, goodluck
LB23Art
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Thank you for the great comment! I really appreciate it. I just received an offer for a Senior Business Development Manager from an international company to break into USA. Iโ€™m excited. Thanks again.
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