Our diverse community of students comes together from various non-traditional backgrounds to learn, reskill, and unite around a shared goal to break into tech sales as a Sales Development Representative (SDR).

As Flockjay charts our path forward in the workplace, it is with the utmost pride that we share the stories of our Tech Fellows. We think it’s important for mission-aligned hiring partners seeking to strengthen and diversify their sales teams to learn more about where our elite students come from. They are ready to make an undeniably positive impact.

Meet Rukhsana Sher, a Flockjay Tech Fellow from our eighth class and current SDR for hire. She shared a few details about her journey with us below. Her sales trainers had this to share:

“She makes a strong and constant effort to educate herself. As an educator herself, she understands the importance of having critical thinking skills while being coachable and organized. With her wonderful interpersonal skills, she will be an amazing addition to any team.”

What did life look like before you found Flockjay?

Before joining Flockjay, I was a professor at the University of Colorado, teaching ESL students (individuals with English as a Second Language). I was always interested in sales and saw a close relationship between teaching and selling, as both depend on cultivating a close relationship and offering others something of significant value.

With the increasing proliferation of technology, I saw tremendous opportunity in empowering people with new tools to enhance productivity and efficiency. Flockjay offered me the platform to pursue this endeavor. After spending 200+ hours of intensive learning of software including Salesforce, Salesloft, Zoom, Loom, and using Calendly, Slack, and outreach, I am ready to rock and roll!

What past accomplishments are you proud of?

Earlier in my career, I had the privilege of co-founding an institute of languages. We helped foreign students learn the English language and prepare for the IELTS and TOEFL examinations, and aided them in getting accepted to their dream schools. 

Among the most impactful efforts I have undertaken includes having developed curriculum for teacher training colleges globally, helping teachers to advance their education and learning new pedagogies.

During my time at the Intensive English Program at the University of Colorado, I felt great satisfaction in helping international students adjust to the local culture through creating open dialogue and personalized counseling.

What excites you most about a future SDR role?

I am thrilled about the opportunity to connect with prospects by listening closely to them, finding their pain points, and solving them. In this, I most look forward to being part of the technological push helping to advance society through clever solutions which aim to optimize the problems plaguing us. Bridging the gap between the innovators and consumers feels like a perfect match, and I look forward to being instrumental in this exciting era! 

Advice for someone who wants to break into tech?

Tech sales is a very exciting field, but it is imperative to be prepared with the proper skillset, and there is no better place to not only acquire these tools as well as become part of a vibrant community in tech sales than Flockjay. This boot camp teaches you the ins and outs of the sales world in a demanding but approachable environment. The instructors are masters of their trade, drawing from years of experience and expertise. The curriculum is highly practical, with hands-on assignments, providing real-time feedback.

While the tech world is evolving at a breakneck pace, the breadth and depth of the community you’ll join with Flockjay makes it feel smaller and more intimate, ultimately transforming an otherwise intimidating juggernaut into an approachable family.

Follow Her Journey from Tech Fellow to Elite SDR

We encourage you to connect with Rukhsana on LinkedIn to follow her upward journey. While you’re there, follow Flockjay for more Tech Fellow spotlights and success stories. If you’re someone seeking a new career opportunity, tech sales may be right for you.

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