I'm a software dev at a large company and I want to try sales. Do I just ask for a job at startups or what?
Just why the fuck would you go from being a software dev to sales? Sales is for people with not so many marketable skills other than being good conversationalists/story tellers. If you are a dev, stay where you are and bust your ass on your own skill set.
Ex-IBM salesman here.
Can attest to
>being good conversationalists/story teller
I got out because I felt my brain was rotting due to lack of use. The pay was insane, however, mostly when landing >1 million U$S deals: commissions can rack up some *very* mean dough.
In fact I got enough out of a deal I bought myself an apartment, and have been able to maintain my living as a NEET without any problem whatsoever.
Still looking for another job because I would never again bear the salesman lifestyle: it was good for getting some quick cash and that's it.