I am currently in the latter part of the application process.
Originally as a Technical Sales Rep, it is quite possible that I will go into the System Engineer Role after about 6 months.
The reason for this is probably because I work as an official System Engineer for Microsoft for Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
My technical knowledge and troubleshooting skills are really good. I have been doing this job now for two years, working in other IT positions before.
It seems DELL is attracted to this possibility because they said they need a System Engineer next year so I would go in the meantime for the TechSales Rep Role.
I originally mentioned 90,000CHF for the TechSales Rep position. I now know that in the beginning i get about 90% from that amount and later it will change to a lower value and I have to reach my targets, which is normal I guess.
Yet 90% from 90,000CHF is 81,000CHF, and in Geneva not that much if I take a look at the cost of living.
In the interview the amount for the System Engineer Role has been mentioned by DELL with "something between 90 and 120k CHF", so it is negotiable.
I know that I would go and visit clients and overtime will be occuring quite often, so I just want to make a clever decision and give good reasons in a face-to-face interview.
I have altogether about 3 years experience in IT Administration / Support, and two years as System Engineer. 5 yearsa ago I have finished a private Business Academy in Germany with something like Business Administration, so nothing really IT related.
What should I aim for in the first 6 months as TechSales Rep and how to clever negotiate for the System Engineer position? As I will be doing Field work, I guess that a company car would be included?
If you need more information I will gladly supply.
Edit: I have the German citizenship.