I have worked in IT Sales for the past eight years. When people ask me what I do I always bashfully say, Sales waiting for the eye roll of judgment, to be fair though not many people would say their thoughts to your face anyway! but when you say ‘sales’ people naturally conjure up their experience with a sales person whether it be IT, or tele sales, or insurance e.t.c. I won’t sit here and type; I love my job. Like many jobs, my job is hard, high and sustained stress, pay intrinsically linked to success of sales. I like my job, I love a lot of the people I work with, and that is what keeps me in my role.
In 2021 I became a Team Leader at work meaning I sell IT but I also support a team of eight others in their sales journey too. it took me 6 and a bit years to finally prove to my company I am worthy and capable of that management role. I know how this is going to sound, but I am pretty good at it [cringe I know] and I think with more time, and more focus on my leadership skills maybe it could be something I am really great at!
In 2023, I am taking back my power, my confidence and my ability to set my own course. I finished out last year by receiving news I had not got a job within my company I had applied for. A little bit of me was upset (I don’t like to loose) but the main thing I thought was; you know yourself and the attention to detail you put into things, it is clear now, that I did not want this job as much as I thought I did. it took me as I said, 6 years to become a Team Leader, to wait my turn, to then realise I had to fight for it, work for it, learn for it. And now to take the next step in my career I am once again going to need to rise to the challenge. I ended 2022 tired, I am rested, I have had time to think, and now I am ready, to go out and get what I want in life. Starting with my career.