Our new Leader to Follow on LinkedIn - Stefan Conic on his Best SDRs Don't Always Come from College
Updated: Nov 14, 2022
"Best SDRs don't always come from college.
Backgrounds that also do great as SDRs:
• ex army
• ex athlete
• non SaaS sales
• ex-entrepreneurs and side hustlers
👨🏫 Teachers have this ability to explain complex concepts in simple ways. An exceptionally useful skill in the SDR world.
🍹 Waiters and baristas are skilled at talking to people, having them felt heard and making them feel comfortable to share. Exactly what you want from an SDR.
🎖🏀 Ex military and ex athletes are trained in consistency, determination, they have tough skin, and can adapt to any process. What more can you ask for?
🤝 Non SaaS sales - this one's a no brainer. A lot of sales roles require you to source the lead, book a meeting, negotiate and close, and sometimes even nurture the relationship. More than what's needed for an SDR.
👩💻 Ex entrepreneurs/side hustlers already know how to make a business work, they are very likely to already possess some or all the skills needed for an SDR.
What background is the best? Did I miss a category?"