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So you Want to be a Sales Engineer–Take this Quiz!

So you want to be a Sales Engineer. This short quiz will help you decide if you have what it takes to enter this exciting and rewarding field!

Before you take the leap, you should consider the pros and cons that a move to the “dark side” (AKA selling) implies. You may find that you’re more qualified than you thought–or you may avoid a costly mistake!

Enjoy the quiz and let me know what other attributes you consider important to this decision.

Do you have a technical background?



Do you like to talk, do you have the "gift of gab"?



Can you handle chaos in your work schedule?



Do you like to work on one project to completion or do you prefer a varied list of tasks?



Do you think salespeople are lying if  their lips are moving?





Thanks for taking the Quiz. How did you do? Please leave a comment and let us know!

  • Nalukenge Doreen says:

    i liked the quiz because am a new person in this business. and i want to be the best any company will ever have

  • Jasdeep Singh says:

    I’m an aspiring Sales Engineer. The feedback has been reassuring 😀

  • Raghav Sharma says:

    hey there……really thanks for details on sales engineering……i’ve been offered a job of sales engineer of medical products…..i was little bit nervous about joining due to sales profile but now feeling confidant

    really appreciate ur article and questionare
    thanks again

  • Wilson says:

    Great

  • Shashi Kumar D says:

    Ya it was nice to participating in quiz and sharing other sales engineers thoughts, over all it was good and looking forward great career..

    Shashi Kumar D

  • Mohamed Hassan says:

    Thank you for this article, it gave me a push forward as i feel now moe confidence to invade the sales world 🙂

  • choy says:

    it was good and exciting!

  • haddad says:

    It was nice.

  • santosh gade says:

    good test

  • PRAVIN KUMAR says:

    thanks for the quiz.
    i learned lot of facts and accepting my faults and to develop my skills in career

  • mutaz says:

    i liked the quiz because am a new person in this business. and i want to be the best any company will ever have

  • Arun prasath says:

    Ya…! it really informative…!

  • Arun prasath says:

    Yes the quiz helping us to analyse our thoughts towards sales profession.

  • TOBY CHARLES says:

    thank god, i scored good marks. I am happy, I am going to start my career as a sales engineer.

  • Karim Abbas says:

    good quizz… but I’m not sure if that’s all what it takes.

  • Scott says:

    The gift of gab i feel is important as I use it to put my customers at ease. I am not all about business but relationship building first. My customers know me for who I am outside of work as well as their technical advisor in the meetings. Without it you are only one dimensional. I agree the are of active listening is extremely critical in the role as you can learn things not just from what is said but how it is said. The unspoken word is valuable too. So in my mind it is a healthy balance of gab and listening.

  • Pat says:

    Hi Scott,
    Well said! I agree, you need to be able to communicate with customers on multiple levels:technical, personel and business to be a complete Sales Engineer.
    Pat

  • Raj Rajaram says:

    Hi there…..
    Thanks for your quiz. I just googled it and saw some articles for sales engineers and fortunately I have come across your site.
    Learning is a never ending process. Every day I try to learn a new thing to develop my knowledge.
    I like that your quiz states that it is important to listen rather than just talk. If you talk too much you will not be able to fully understand customer wishes and concerns.

    Raj

  • Akpelu Okechukwu says:

    Good and informative.
    And is that all is takes to be? I think this should be part 1. and am looking forward to part 2,3,4,5,6.etc. Please send the other parts of it to my email.

  • Shaheer shafiq says:

    Got. 5 out of 5.. Nice

  • KhoiNV says:

    5/5. Nice! I like articles.

  • Pon says:

    I took the and got 5 out of 5. I have a BSEE working as the Applications Engineer and trying to climb the corporate ladder at my work place. A Field Sales Engineer opened up and i tried bidding for the position even though no Sales experience. I’m knowledgeable about products. Was told by HR that I have no Sales experience and therefore, not considered as a candidate. They’ll be looking outside instead.

  • Pat says:

    Hi Pon,
    Sorry to hear that.
    Couple things to try:
    As a first step: Try to get to know the folks on the sales team if you don’t already. This could be a first step to understanding the Job and what the team is looking for.
    As a second step: Is there a path to the FSE job from the engineering side? If so, ask HR how to work that path.
    Look for opportunities to speak for your company either in a customer facing mode or even internal. If you can cultivate a reputation as a strong communicator, you will be noticed and perhaps even asked to do more customer facing activities.

    If you want to get more comfortable speaking, I would suggest Toastmasters; it is a good way to get practice speaking, overcome nervousness, etc.
    Good luck,
    Pat

    What type of products are you you working with? With more info I can try to give more specific advice.

  • YeThwin says:

    i think i got good thing about sales and marketing tips when i reading it.
    however ,now i decided to try become a sale engineer.

  • Aaron Lee says:

    I never had any sales experience and I got this job offer. This quiz gave me more confidence. Thank you.

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