What kind of job will I get?
You'll be hired as a Sales Development Representative (SDR), responsible for cold calls, generating appointments, and learning the industry. Our pre-pay students get jobs as recruiters, managers and account executives.
What salary can I expect?
Average base salary is $49k/year, with average first year earnings of $84k including commission.
Do I have to work for one of your partner companies?
No way! While we love the companies we work with, we understand and support exploring other options for the best fit.
Do I have to have sales experience to succeed with AlwaysHired?
No—only about 30% of our students have sales experience.
What will I learn?
How to use past work experience and comprehensive training to improve all aspects of your professional self. See curriculum for a full description.
How far ahead can I sign up?
What is Tech Sales?
Tech Sales is defined as generating business for a that sells hardware, software, or services to or in the Technology Sector. In plain english, this means you will be cold-calling, emailing, and researching companies. Image if Skype wanted to start contacting companies to try and sell them Video/Phone services. You would be that person.
What is included in the day-to-day of an SDR?
Cold-calls, emails, follow-ups, setting up appointments, research, review metrics with team, learning the industry and product.
Is sales right for me?
Anyone can do sales, but sales is not for everyone. If you are motivated to make money and get promoted then you may have the prerequisites. If you are accountable, have a high-work ethic, and are coachable, then you have what it takes today to be successful in a sales role.
What type of company will I work for?
You’ll work for a company that sells software, hardware, or technology services. They’ll either be profitable or venture backed. If you want a fast promotion, we recommend a smaller startup. If you want more money upfront but are okay being in your role for longer, we recommend later stage.
Do I have too much experience to be an SDR?
Being an SDR is about proving you have what it takes to succeed in the fast paced, no excuse world of tech sales. If you think you have too much experience to be an SDR, we recommend you try and get a job and test your theory for yourself! Please note, if you already have tech sales experience and just want a new job, our placement services are free to you!
Can I start as an AE?
AEs = closers. If you think you are a closer, go prove it and close your new AE job. If you need help on closing, than you likely would not succeed in an AE role.
Do you have scholarships or financial aid?
Students that cannot afford the upfront cost can apply for deferred tuition. Deferred tuition opportunities are available for candidates that advance to the in-person interview. Pay as little as $100 down.
Do I need to come to class everyday?
Yes. Missing class or not completing homework is an immediate dismissal from the program. Our reputation is based on the quality and commitment of our Graduates. Medical emergencies with valid doctor's excuse this rule.
What happens to the people who don't get jobs (the 10%)?
Have you or a friend ever signed up for the gym and then not went? That’s what happens. People quit, stop trying, and just go dark. If you are committed, you will not fail. We won’t let you.
Why do you have 5 stars on Yelp!?
We pay Yelp $1M/Year to have 5 stars. Just kidding! Our CEO has no degree, and originally struggled to get into tech. Our team comes from immigrant families. We know companies don’t always do right by their customers, and one of our core values is always putting the student before everything. We have a great online presence because there is never a scenario where we win and the student loses. Try other sites as well, like Google+ and Glassdoor.
Do I actually learn how to close?
Yes. The 2nd week of training is focused on Sales Training. We’ve had founders, recruiters, and AEs learn to close via Always Hired.
Do we offer sales internships? (internship model vs job model)
We do not offer internships. We don’t think it’s the best way to help people learn. Would you work with a doctor or a lawyer that just completed an internship without an education in the field? Our students work real sales leads on behalf of real tech companies, but being good at an SDR is not just about experience. You need to learn sales psychology and the easiest way to do that is to learn with our trainers and your fellow students.
How are we different than competitors?
Always Hired offers the only in-person sales training curriculum. We are focused on student outcomes as our #1 metric.
What is the different between inside and outside sales?
Inside sales means doing sales inside, aka phone sales. 95% of SDR roles are ‘Inside Sales’, while many Account Executive roles (the promotion after SDR) being a hybrid Inside/Outside Sales role. Outside sales means going out into the field to conduct sales, this is usually reserved for large sales opportunities.
How long is the bootcamp?
3 weeks, full time, M-F from 9 - 5p or 8 Weekends (15 days), Saturday & Sunday’s from 10-4p.
Do you have online classes?
We do not have online classes right now.
How much does it cost?
$3,000 upfront. Income Share Agreements available for those who cannot afford the upfront option.
How many people get jobs?
90% of our students get jobs. If you are looking for a number, we can share over 150 people are now working tech sales after completing Always Hired.
How long does it take to get a job?
The fastest people get a job while still in class, that’s rare but it does happen (~10%). Our average is 5 weeks, with a true range of 2 - 6 weeks depending on the person.
Do you offer shorter programs?
Yes! We offer a one week sales training program, which is ideal for those not looking for an SDR position. We've trained entrepreneurs, AEs, recruiters - anyone looking to brush up on their sales skills and help grow their career.