The top IT sales professionals are self-motivated, persuasive with their words and rise to competition. If this sounds like you, you could join them in this fast-paced role. The work of an IT sales professional falls into the three main areas of pre-sales, sales and post-sales support of hardware and software.

The ISM offers a range of qualifications, including awards, certificates and diplomas up to Level 6 for various roles, from new starters to senior sales manager or sales director level. Find out more at ISM Qualifications. There will be many opportunities to attend conferences and industry events, which will aid in your learning and help to develop your product and industry knowledge. Some IT companies, such as Microsoft, offer sales workshops and e-learning courses.

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