Why Doesn’t Anyone Talk About Enterprise Sales Paths?

I get it, this is a finance oriented forum. Yet, let’s be real most prospects on here googled “highest paying careers out of undergrad” and set their sights on IB/Consulting when they saw first year analyst pay. Can’t lie I naively did this 10 years ago when I was a young undergrad.

Fast forward in my career and I wish more people talked about enterprise sales related paths. We all know tech sales can pay (I have buddies that were 2.5 gpa poli sci majors clearing $400k+ at 28 with 30 hour weeks), but also sales roles at dealerships (CAT especially), finance & insurance / warranty companies, industrial equipment, and countless others have the best comp ceiling + work/life combo that I’ve seen.

Understand it’s more “risky” but truthfully how many IB folks flare out and settle for $200k jobs in corp dev cranking financial models and due diligence lists? Not many last to make the real money in IB (which is just another sales role anyways). Something to consider for the money hungry undergrads with a touch of drive and personality. 

 

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