It’s never too late to learn new tricks!
When I was a young professional I have always hated sales. In my head, I just felt the requirement for that work is just too difficult. Talking to people and getting rejection is not something I would have want for my career. As a Computer Engineer graduate, I pursued working as Management Trainee in one of the biggest company in the industry. I have been part of a pioneering team in 1999 developing the very first automated retail application which uses barcode. It was huge during that time. We have been working day and night just to ensure that we hit the target date of launch. Because of this routine, I grew tired and overwhelmed with the amount of work we had. I was young and arrogant back then and without any thoughts, I resigned. The next thing I knew I was having a hard time applying for the same job. I would always reach the final interview but then the company would always choose the guy next to me. And because of my desperation to get a work, I was willing to take on whatever job there is available. And by God’s grace, a friend of mine, referred me to apply in a Pharma company where she also works as a Medical Representative. At first, I was kinda scared and pessimistic to apply because the job requirement was for sales! But I guess my fear of not having any income was far greater than my fear of sales so I went for it. Little did I know that it was the start of a life changing career shift for me.
About the Author
Energetic and goal-driven Strategist; Sales and Digital Marketing, Data Science and E-commerce enthusiast with 18 years of experience in Sales and Marketing and Product Development in various industries such as: IT, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Telco, Insurance and Advertising Industry.
Graduate of B.S. Computer Engineering in University of the Philippines Diliman with continuing Masteral Studies of Data Analytics in Computer Engineering at New Hampshire University Boston.
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