Some points to consider before starting your career in sales roles are as follows -
- Industry and career progression
Do you want to work for a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company?
Most likely, you’ll have to start as a business development representative and work your way up to account executive.
If you work in manufacturing sales, on the other hand, you’ll most likely be in charge of managing agreements from start to end.
That is to say, the type of sales opportunities available to you will be determined by the industry you work in and vice versa.
Make sure the positions and focus are suitable for your goals and interests before committing to a specific professional path or industry.
- Long-Term View
BDRs, for example, are becoming increasingly popular.
Others, such as outside sales, are declining.
Make sure your role will still be needed in 10 years before committing to a career path.
What is your preferred method of earning money?
Sales compensation ranges from no commission (for example, retail salespeople) to 100% commission (your salary is entirely determined by performance).
If you enjoy dealing with inbound leads, a position that requires you to seek out chances on your own won’t be the ideal fit for you.
If you despise the principal responsibilities of your job, you’ll be unhappy.
Account management, for example, is ideally suited to someone who enjoys getting to know their customers and assisting them in achieving their objectives over time.