It has become increasingly common for people to make a career change at some point in their professional life. They work for a number of years in a specific industry…
It has become increasingly common for people to make a career change at some point in their professional life. They work for a number of years in a specific industry and then they get to a point where they need a change. Sales is no different. Over time, there are many professionals who transition out of sales.
Below, we will discuss why people leave the sales industry, which roles they typically move on to, and we offer some tips for how to effectively transition from sales to a new industry.
There are a lot of reasons why people transition out of sales:
There are certain industries and roles that share similarities to sales. They make for a smoother transition out of the sales industry. Some of the most common roles include:
Now that we have answered the “why” and “where,” let’s address how you can transition from sales:
Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 15+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.