If you’re interested in breaking into tech sales through Flockjay’s virtual sales boot camp, but want to learn more about our program before you apply, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s everything you need to know about Flockjay.
What Is Flockjay, and Why Is it Worth Your While?
Flockjay is an online academy that equips students with the skills required to work in tech sales. Armed with training from our instructors (who are top performing tech sales reps themselves), you’ll acquire a modern, advanced level of knowledge on tech sales, enabling you to break into the tech industry as a Sales Development Representative (SDR) and launch a life-altering career. Learn what an SDR does here.
If you apply for our program and get accepted, you’ll be required to attend live, online classes and participate in group activities. Once you’ve met all of our requirements and graduate from our program, we’ll connect you with our hiring partners that are currently hiring sales representatives.
You’ll also join a diverse, vibrant, and growing community of Flockjay alumni, mentors, and industry leaders. We consider Flockjay a lifetime membership, and strive to support our alumni with continuous resources to nurture their career path long after the 10-week program.
The Type of Students We’re Looking for
As a company that aims to help people from underrepresented backgrounds break into tech, our top priority is diversity, which we view as race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic/educational background, geographic location, and age.
In fact, over 70% of our students are BIPOC and 50% are women.
Just as important to know, we’re not partial to applicants who went to college because a college education doesn’t necessarily predict success in sales. What we value more are your personality traits. More specifically, whether you have high emotional intelligence, grit, resiliency, optimism, diligence, verbal communication skills, curiosity, coachability, and confidence.
With these traits in mind, people who have worked as bartenders, servers, car sales professionals, coaches, social workers, etc. all have the skills and experience to sell tech. In other words, you don’t need any prior experience working in sales or tech to get accepted into our program!
Eligibility for our Program
Right now, our program is only open to people who have work authorization in the US and who plan to take a full-time tech sales position upon graduation from Flockjay.
Our Application Process
Our application process is three steps long. Here’s an overview of what to expect:
Step 1: Complete Online Application
We ask you to share some basic information with us so we know if you’re a fit for our program. This also helps guide your 1 on 1 interview with an admissions advisor.
Sales professionals need effective communication skills so we also ask for writing and video responses. We’ll train you to communicate like a sales pro, so we’re not looking for perfection – just that you bring some basic communication skills to the table.
Step 2: Interview with Admissions Advisor
This will be conducted virtually over Zoom. Our goal is to get to know you better, make sure you’re ready for our program, and answer any questions you may have.
Step 3: Complete Enrollment
If you’re accepted into the program, we’ll send you a link to our enrollment portal where you can formally enroll in Flockjay!
How Much Does Flockjay Cost?
There are two tuition plans that you can choose from if you live in the US (read full tuition details here). If you live outside of the US, you can still join our program if you plan to move to the US and have US work authorization.
Flockjay tuition costs $7,650. With our Deferred Tuition option you can start for $0 upfront. After you graduate and are making $40k+, you pay $425/month for 18 months. With our Upfront Tuition option, you pay $6,000 (20% discount).
Please note that for residents of California, we are unable to offer a discount for upfront tuition. This is due to state regulations which we must abide by. Regardless if you choose deferred tuition or upfront tuition, the cost is $7,650.
Our program meets Monday through Thursday from 5 PM to 8 PM PST for 10 weeks. We made it part-time so that you don’t have to put your life on hold to join.
However, we do have mandatory attendance, homework, and job readiness requirements that you must meet to stay enrolled in class, graduate, and qualify for introductions to our hiring partners.
Class is held online, so you can attend anywhere with an internet connection!
Who Are Our Instructors?
All of our trainers are industry professionals who currently work in tech sales at companies like IBM, Stripe, and Box. Our senior trainers have at least 3 years in a closing sales role.
Each of our trainers identifies with Flockjay’s mission because they understand that their break into tech was either by a stroke of luck or through solid mentorship and support.
A lot of our trainers mention that they wish they could’ve joined a program like Flockjay and the community it creates when they started out in sales.
What Does Flockjay’s Curriculum Include?
From sales techniques to sales software tools like Salesforce, Salesloft, and Gong, here’s a week by week breakdown of what you’ll learn as a student in our program:
- Week 1:The Art and Science of Sales
- Week 2:What It Means to be an SDR
- Week 3:Inbound Sales
- Week 4:Getting Your Customers to Sell to Themselves
- Week 5:Outbound Sales
- Week 6:Mastering the Art of Research and Discovering the Right Buyers
- Week 7:Tech Week
- Week 8:Becoming a Pro at Modern Technical Sales Software
- Week 9:Job Readiness & Interviews
- Week 10:Key Lessons for Breaking Into Tech
You’ll basically learn everything you need to start a successful career in tech sales.
Our program is focused on helping you land a tech sales job. To do so, we’ll craft your resume with you, hone your interview skills with you, send your application to our best fit hiring partners, and make warm introductions to the ones who want to interview you.
While Flockjay doesn’t guarantee you a job in tech sales, we do everything we can to help our students land sales roles at tech companies. And with our sales training and interview prep under your belt, there’s a great chance you’ll land a job too!
Check out some of our alumni who have joined some of our most notable hiring partners like Zoom, Salesforce, Airtable, GitLab, and Gong!
Break Into Tech Sales Today
Now that you know everything about Flockjay’s virtual sales boot camp, consider applying to our 10-week tech sales training program! If we haven’t answered all of your questions in this post, check out our FAQs. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any pressing questions.