Can you use Excel to kill someone?
But it can definitely make to want to kill yourself.
Or at least think about quitting as you pull yet another all-nighter to finish yet another “urgent” model.
If that’s you, the finance industry is probably not for you.
But you might still like working on deals in a fast-paced environment.
Sales gets a bad reputation because people hear the word and immediately think of Glengarry Glen Ross, or pushy car salesmen.
But selling software to enterprise customers is a completely different ball game.
And it’s a great opportunity to get paid well, work in a team you like, and spend your time talking to people rather than staring at spreadsheets.
If you find a good enough role, you might even turn down multiple PE and HF offers to accept it – like our interviewee did:
How to Turn Down Multiple Private Equity and Hedge Fund Offers and Live to Tell the Tale