I just accepted an offer for a job selling financial software to large accounting firms. It's what I always dreamed I would do with my life :-)
The compensation is killer, I work from home and I get 4 weeks PTO. Not too shabby, plus I get to learn a whole new vertical. That's cool. I had four offers on the table when I chose this one. One was in the payments space as a Division Manager, one was for a Software Company selling ALLL software to banks, one was selling employee benefits and the other was for a company selling Managed Network Services. I also have a quasi offer from a medical device company (I'm down to the last two, not quite an offer.. .yet) selling Orthopedic surgical equipment.
The company I chose embraces the challenger selling model that I've been using for years, so that's good. The online reviews of working there all say that they value work/life balance -something everyone says they do, but when you see previous employees disparaging other aspects of the company while celebrating that one, it must be true.
There are a lot of people that have been supportive of me during my transition from my current role to this new one. It's not a transition that I would not have made without the "prodding" of my current company. In short, I've been managed out.
Thank you to lil for her help with my resume and keeping my spirits up. Thank you to mk for being a good friend during all this, same with b_b and insomniasexx, steve and flagamuffin. -Among others.
A big shout-out to kleinbl00 who lets me text and vent to him, while he texts back reasoned responses like, "Don't freak out. Conquer." -That was valuable. I feel like I did conquer, thanks.
I learned that there are a lot of opportunities out there for someone with my experience. Some are awful though, so it's important to sift through the chaff and value the good ones.
I begin my new journey on Monday, August 17th.