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Considering a career in Sales, where should I start?

  • 03-05-2022 7:48am
    Registered Users Posts: 210 ✭✭ ifeelabreeze

    I'm a soon-to-be recent Business graduate from an IT college.

    It's looking like I'll have a 2:2 to show for it.

    My Industry placement was in an admin type role.

    I've over 2 years retail experience.

    I'm now looking at Sales as an area of interest for after graduation.

    I've heard tech sales/SaaS is quite lucrative, beyond that I don't know what I'm actually interested in selling.

    How do I go about getting into Sales?

    Will my underwhelming academic record hold me back?

    I also don't speak a second language, so I imagine that might be an issue.

    DPD are hiring for inbound telesales, there's very little information out there about the role, but it'd be start.. But is that where I want to start?

    I know HubSpot and SalesForce hire for Sales grad programmes, as do P&G, Hilti and a few others.

    I've also applied for a couple of Recruiter type roles as that looks interesting.

    Any and all advice is greatly appreciated, essentially how do I go about putting my best foot forward so that I can get into a Tech Sales position?