One of the coolest things I found when I switched industry and career was the diverse academic background that people had on the sales team.
I come from an engineering background. I completed a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and began working for one of the biggest Engineering contractors in Ireland. I couldn't handle more than 2 or 3 months in that boring environment of filling out paperwork all day 📋
So after a lot of research I decided to make a switch to the Tech Industry, and specifically the Sales side of things. I joined a reputable tech company as a BDR and haven't looked back. Now I'm making more 💰💰 than I would be as an engineer with more experience.
But back to my point, I found a lot of people on the sales team came from some very interesting backgrounds; one of my colleagues was an Aviation Lawyer, another was a Chartered Accountant at KPMG, another was a journalist etc... the list goes on.
So whats your background?