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looking for great base salary position plus commission


David Young Franklin, TN

I have a background in insurance and am also open to any sales position. I need to sell a product I'm passionate about.

12 August 2019 3 replies Career Advancement



Lynette Hoke Minneapolis, MN

Hi there, agreed with financial services. Relocation a option? This positon is open now! ...and has both of your requirements. The line of business is willing to look at veterans - let me know if you apply!


Drew Schildwächter Wilmington, NC

David: software application sales. You could parlay your experience in insurance into it by selling software oriented towards that market. Sales teams are typically augmented with engineers or consultants to provide technical expertise; sales folks are expected to be savvy, but not be deep product experts.

Large employers like Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft, Pega, etc. go through boom and bust cycles of hiring sales talent but typically always have openings.


Jennifer Polhemus Santa Monica, CA

The trend in financial product sales, including insurance, is toward commission-only (against a base guarantee equal to minimum wage). Some programs may pay you while training and studying for the exam(s), and then a salary for 6 months to a year. But then you would be expected to generate your own business.

Consider financial services, not just insurance?

We'll see what others say on this topic.

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