Why starting your professional career as an SDR can be a great move

At OP we work with startups in their initial growth phase. For people starting their professional career, it can be a place to learn and enjoy the most, since these companies are developing, building and finding out their market niche.

If you’ve heard about the SDR role and you’re considering to start your career as an SDR, this post is just for you.

During these initial stages, companies are agile, flexible and are constantly adapting, readapting, and improving their product, as well as defining their target market. They need ambitious, intelligent and motivated people, ready to think, propose and execute, so many times the SDR role will go further.

Getting started in your career as an SDR in a startup is a great experience; not only you can learn a lot about their industry and develop skills in different areas, but you can also see exactly what the early stages of establishing and building a successful business works.

Learn much faster

This role is for people who are not afraid of risk -some of these companies may not reach 5 years- although your development and growth may be infinitely greater and faster than in larger companies.

In fact, you can really see your effort rewarded. You will have learn in a few years much more than what you would have in 10 years in other sectors.

Excellent career progression

In the companies we work with we have good examples of people with great career development that started as an SDR. Some of them, in less than 1 year have become SDR Manager, Account Executive, Customer Success Manager or Project Manager.

Feel valued

It is normal to feel attracted to large firms with a well-known brand. But always bear in mind that your potential can really shine in a growing startup, where your concerns and your contributions will be directly valued.

This means a learning curve, experience and personal development that wouldn’t be available in a rigidly organized company.

It also means more autonomy, since your manager won’t be constantly checking up on your work. In a startup you will also find a horizontal structure where the founders see your work, a rapid professional progression and a culture based on commitment and respect, within an informal and close environment.

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