Flavia studied business management with the goal of working in marketing. She then joined a marketing agency focused on branding and content creation, but it was after organizing and leading pipeline-driving events and campaigns that she uncovered her passion for building strategy and helping brands grow. After cultivating this new interest, Flavia was curious as to how she could further develop these skills. She contemplated moving into sales, but was unsure if it was for her.
A few friends of hers who worked at Salesforce advocated for it being a great place to work and also debunked a few myths about working in sales. Flavia recalls being reluctant about applying for a sales role and being “another annoying salesperson,” but after further discussions with her network and deeper research, she uncovered that it’s really more of a consultative role, helping organizations find the right solution and opportunity for them. “I could also bring a lot of my marketing knowledge with audience and segmenting and personalized messages to appeal to prospective customers,” she adds.
Flavia was sold on sales and joined Salesforce to support the MuleSoft product on the account development team. When reflecting on her choice to make the switch to sales, Flavia’s advice to others in a similar situation is to “really think about what you want to do, what motivates you, and what drives you. If you don’t have the background, don’t think that it can’t be done! Once you are on the other side, you see that everyone comes from a wide variety of roles and experiences.”