There’s No Career More Rewarding Than Sales, Says Recent UWO Finance Grad

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This UWO grad (who got his job through TalentEgg!) says he gets daily satisfaction from his job and he doesn’t think there’s a more rewarding career out there than sales.

He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2009 with a finance degree and completed an internship in IBM‘s software group before being hired by Softchoice as an Inside Sales Account Manager (ISAM).

As an ISAM, he manages roughly 50-75 mid-market accounts in the Greater Toronto Area and he says his role is to be customer’s go-to person from an IT perspective. He helps with anything from simple price quotes to designing and configuring complex solutions. “Technology is always changing and we need to stay ahead of the curve.”

His job is a customer service role that requires a high level of attention to detail and organization, as well as a strong willingness to learn new things.

“The key to this role is not to know everything about IT (or anything at all for that matter). The key is to know your resources within Softchoice and to leverage them appropriately.”

Softchoice is a leading North American provider of IT solutions and services. With a network of more than 40 local sales offices supported by five regional call centers, Softchoice works with partners like Microsoft, HP and IBM to manage the technology needs of more than 19,000 small, mid-market, enterprise and public sector organizations.

Softchoice is a leading North American provider of IT solutions and services and one of Canada's Best Workplaces™. With a network of more than 40 local sales offices supported by five regional call centers, we work with partners like Microsoft, HP and IBM to manage the technology needs of more than 19,000 small, mid-market, enterprise and public sector organizations.Softchoice is hiring entry-level sales reps in Toronto and Montreal. Check out Softchoice’s company profile on TalentEgg to learn more about the company and to find out how to apply.

 

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Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.