Importance of Education
Name – Shivom Kaul
Profession – Technical Sales Engineering
Designation – Technical Sales Engineer
Organisation – Dell
Age – 28
City – Noida
Work Experience (Years) – 5 years, 6 months
Under-Graduation – B.E. (IT), RGIT Mumbai University
Please give us a summary of your Career.
Dell is an amazing company for any engineer. It has provided me with great opportunities so far. Initially, after my undergraduate degree, I got placed in some other company with the same post. However, I was not satisfied with the job and the workload was too much. Dell has given me with a proper base and realistic targets. My job as Technical Sales Engineer mainly forms the bridge between the technical department and the customers. I communicate with the clients about their needs and provide them with the best suited product and on the other hand, I keep in touch with the technical and the design department, advising them about how a product can be made even better according to the need of the customer
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Technical Sales Engineer.
Dell is a Technical Company with amazing opportunities in Sales as well. My job in this company mainly includes understanding the needs of the customers and the clients and giving them the best-suited product available. I need to explain to them about the technicalities of the laptops in layman terms and show them about they can be used to their fullest. I also work with the technical and sales departments by telling them about how a product can become even better, to suit the needs and necessities of the customers and the masses.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as Technical Sales Engineer require you to travel?
Does your work as Technical Sales Engineer require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
This post is very important for any Technical Company who wants to sell its product. Therefore, the need of employees is always there.
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
Normal Under-Graduate degree in the relevant stream like Engineering in IT in my case
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Technical Sales Engineer is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
In this kind of job, the person should have good communication skills.
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as Technical Sales Engineer?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
You should have very good communication skills and should be able to understand the needs of the clients.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a Technical Sales Engineer?
This job has not only provided me with an amazing salary but is hardly stressful. Working here has seemed to be very comfortable as the environment is too good. The infrastructure of the office is amazing and you are hardly ever expected to travel out of the office. One main plus point is that it is a non-transferable job. So, I do not have to leave my family here in Delhi and move to different places.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Technical Sales Engineer?
Even though this job is near to perfect, I would like to complain about one thing. Being one of the big leagues, you cannot expect your colleagues to be helpful. There is a cut-throat, but healthy, competition between many employees and you need to be in the good eyes of your boss preferably. However, given the scope of this job, this has hardly proved to be of so much trouble. I am really happy with my job and I look forward to whatever hurdles which are yet to come.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
May be Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would pick the same profession