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Career Change Adivce: Technical Marketing

Hey all,

While I love software development lately it seems that
it wouldn't be a bad idea to have something to fall back on.

I've been looking at Technical Marketing as a possible
fall back. It seems like a job for people with a technical background who like to be "customer facing".

Has anyone heard about/worked with anyone in
this field?

Thanks

btag
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

what do you mean by technical marketing. building demos? (i.e. a "sales engineer") or determining what products to build and how technically feasible they are through market research, etc?

boot
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Meh ... I've looked into it.  It looked like a lot more sales than technical stuff.  The idea is that someone who is technically-minded will have a much better understanding of the problem your company is hoping to solve.

But, as far as general job duties, it looked like standard sales fodder - a lot of travel, etc.  If you're interested, look into it more - I decided against it.

Matt
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

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