For Courtney, Application Sales Manager, Oracle’s Class Of program was the reason he joined the company four years ago. “One of the main reasons I chose Oracle was its Class Of training program. I knew I wanted to get into sales; I knew if I could get the fundamental training, I would be able to springboard myself into a professional sales career,” Courtney remembers.
A cornerback for the Michigan Wolverines in his college years, Courtney’s sports background marked his decision to seek a career in sales. “I really wanted to be part of an atmosphere where the harder I worked and the more hours I put in translated into more financial benefits—especially in software sales, where earning potential is high,” he shares.
Joining Oracle’s Class Of program guaranteed Courtney would reach his ideal professional space. As he puts it, “the amount of investment from lower, middle, and upper management towards the [Class Of] program, plus directly benefiting from world-class sales trainers teaching us different tactics and techniques has really helped to successfully springboard my career.”
“We have bright, driven people to work with,” Courtney says about his team at Oracle. Together with his colleagues, Courtney gets to work with a very attractive suite of products. “Being a sales rep, one of the things you look for is superior products that make your job easier. Oracle continues to innovate and lead the market, which allows us to have a consultative approach and sell solutions that help our clients overcome their challenges,” he comments.
Offering advice to college grads who seek a career path similar to his, Courtney insists that “as you’re looking at companies to work for, challenge them about their training programs—will they only look after you during your first three months, or will it be continuous on-the-job training like Oracle’s? If you’re serious about getting a strong foundation, and being part of a company that grows with you, Oracle is second to none.”
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