I have been digging quite extensively regarding a career in sales. As interested as I am in the field of sales, I still have a few concerns before committing myself. I have yet to find sufficient information regarding the following areas listed below (some Q's may be unanswerable). But, if you have any insight I would most appreciate your feedback. I'm most interested in a career in equity sales (but any sales insight would be helpful) for a.
1: Job security for sales (of course if you're selling its good, but how is employer loyalty towards salesmen, turnover, layoffs, and competitiveness for positions)
2: MBA opportunities (I have always dreamed of studying at a top 25 B-school)
3: Extent of fundamental finance skills used to be successful (this is more personal in nature, as I would like to be utilizing my strong ACCT & FNAN understanding, and analytical ability)
4: Typical career progression
6: Do I have to live in NY? (This is more of a long term view; would ultimate success in this career path force me to live in NY?)
7: My competitiveness
-my stats: Non-Target, 3.7 GPA, dual degree FNAN/ACCT, Senior, very strong EC's (President & founder of multiple successful clubs, finance and accounting honors program, developed university wide tutoring programs, developed student managed fund), top 5% of class, 2 years at a corp. fin internship (non f1000), 6 mo. ERM internship for a non-profit investment foundation, and potentially a internship)
I apologize for the lengthy post, but I hope that some of these questions/concerns could provide answer for other interested students.
Note: feel free to answer one or all