Year 2010 saw Shreyasee Sinha graduate from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida. She received her first job offer from All E Technologies while at campus and she had walked out of the school, promising it to come back again. 7 years flew by and life kept her on the toes with the big and small things. Regular family commitments, long work hours, deadlines, the never-ending shifts of “being there” for people and what not! The young girl who had started her professional sojourn as a Business Development manager years back is today an Assistant Manager with ESQ- a very reputed IT solutions company in India. We asked Shreyasee, how does it feel to be back to your alma mater once again? Pat came her reply-
“It all started from here and now that I reflect and critically look at things- my life and the school’s have been growing hand in hand- towards more promising futures!”
Busting the myth- starting with Sales
“At Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida we were taught the value of independence. We were taught how to make the best use of it,” says Shreyasee. Whether it was her first salary that was spent on buying gifts for loved ones or being a student in the classroom, “all of it has been formulative in ways. We were never stopped from experimenting and pushing our own boundaries.” Result? Jaipuria’s alumni today are in commanding offices all across the world.
Shreyasee’s first job had her experience B2B Sales and she had to make sales pitches for clients. From there she moved to customer management. So how was Sales as a vertical for a young and aspiring girl to begin with?
“If you want to have a career in Marketing, it is absolutely fine to start in Sales. You will learn about the world and human psychology in difficult ways but nothing like it,” she adds positively. “It brings the best out of you when you start with the hard part first.”
Now seasoned in the industry, she reveals what it takes to make your mark in the professional sphere.
- Firstly, you need to be a team player. You cannot survive in any role as an individual and have to work with people
- Secondly, you need to have an analytical bent of mind to be able to face any situation in your professional life- be it in Sales department or Finance
- Finally, it’s important to have comprehensive knowledge of the industry, your competitors, the market, etc. You cannot afford to limit or satiate yourself in today’s market. This one skill-set will enable you in decision making process- tremendously
So all you young professionals out there, debating between whether to take your Sales profile or settle for humbler, comfortable beginnings, Shreyasee is someone who indicates what hard work can bring to the table!