I have been in cloud-based software my entire career. I started in Client Services, moved to Program Management, then to Sales as an Account Executive, and have now landed in Account Management.
My days consist of meetings that are often planned weeks in advance (typically revenue generating) as well as impromptu meetings both internally and externally (typically non-revenue generating) to put out client fires. My main daily tasks include phone/email prospecting of my client-base, preparing presentations, and strategic partnership meetings with clients.
The feeling of working with a client for months to build a relationship and a business case that ends up, resulting in a large sale/commission, is awesome. I especially enjoyed being able to travel to clients all over the country during these sales processes (pre-COVID). Additionally, I've found that the majority of people you work with in tech/software are usually pretty hard-working people who also don't take themselves too seriously.
Work From Home w/ Technology Stipend, Unlimited PTO, 401k Match
As an Account Manager in Software, you are forced to deal with unhappy clients on a daily basis. Everyone has issues with something. 95 percent of the time, you are cleaning up a mess that someone else (direct sales, implementation, support, billing, etc.) made, which can get a bit frustrating, especially when this takes away from the time you should be spending on selling.