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Started a new gig and the sales training is 6 weeks. How long should training be?

I just want to get out and slang!

How long should sales bootcamp be?
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Are you talking like out of town for 6 weeks or 6 weeks of home study?
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SaaSCloser
Account Executive
Typically it’s an out of town training but due to covid currently we’re working from home. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Then heck yeah! You get to train from home. I've been away for weeks at a time and it was stupid overkill.
pretengineer
Politicker
+2
Head of the crumpets
What do you expect to take away from bootcamp?


(4-6 weeks sound fair.)
goose
Politicker
+11
Sales Executive
Does your employer hire novices?  Or veterans.

I've seen boot camps align with a sales ramp that allows sales reps to learn while they still earn commission from the company.  I've also seen companies expect you to hit quota in month 1 and don't give a sales ramp.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Really depends on your level of experience and what you're selling.
FromaBlankPerspective
Politicker
+5
District Manager
Lot of variables here - product, intricacy of the sales process, experience level. I think most of my trainings have been around 6 weeks with a 1 week intensive 
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
wow thats a long time! My gut says 2 weeks max but that depends on the product as well. Are you selling a technical product? I can imagine with a more technical product you will need more training.
Justadudesellinstuff
Politicker
+7
SDR
Anything over 2 weeks is going to be way to long. I think one week of learning the company and product is good and then another couple days of practice till your ready to hit the floor. The best way to learn is to pick up the phone and actually call. Listening to old calls is also very helpful. 
Justadudesellinstuff
Politicker
+7
SDR
I would say the typical is 2 weeks, 1 week could not be long enough but 3+ weeks is becoming overkill 
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
Depends. Measure your penis (in inches). Then divide by 2. That’s how many weeks your sales bootcamp should be. 
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