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Updated Aug 19th, 2019
How do you pursue a Career in Technology Sales?

Career in Technology Sales

I find a Career in Technology Sales very interesting. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Technology Sales, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Technology Sales. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in Technology Sales, I came across this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20190304-0002/Science/Information Technology/Career-in-Technology-Sales/english 

Ankkit's overview!
Ankkit has 10 years & 1 month of professional experience in Technology Sales. Ankkit has worked in Technology Sales as Sales & Strategic Alliance Manager in Tejas Networks. In Ankkit's own words, this is how Ankkit got into Technology Sales: "After completing BE & MBA, I started with Bharti Airtel and continued working with various MNC's. Post that, I joined Tejas Networks as the Sales & Strategic Alliance Manager." I searched Ankkit on Google and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/ankkit 

Career Video on Technology Sales
In a video, Ankkit has talked about various aspects of a Career in Technology Sales. Ankkit started by explaining Technology Sales as: "Technology sales professionals sell advanced devices such as computers to individuals and businesses. While many jobs exist in retail stores, some technology sales professionals travel to offices, workshops, and sales events such as conventions and expos." The video gave me so much food for thought.


We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Technology Sales is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Technology Sales. Ankkit touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
Legal Terms of Contract
Knowledge of 5 P's
Distribution Strategy
Business Development
Strategy Management
Consumer Behaviour
Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Ankkit then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Technology Sales:
Communication Skills
Multitasking
Analytical Skills
Convincing Skills
Selling Skills
Patience & Perseverance
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Ankkit believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Technology Sales:
Hefty Incentives
Immense Satisfaction
Travelling
Networking & Recognition
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Ankkit believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Technology Sales:
Deadlines
Customer Handling
Timely Payments & Deliveries
Differentiated Selling
Market Dynamics

In the final section of the video Ankkit talks about How a day goes in a Career in Technology Sales. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Technology Sales, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20190304-0002
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