I’m very excited to be joining the Laser Red team. This is going to be a new experience for me, going from an accounting and e-commerce background to a digital agency will be very interesting, and using lots of brilliant and intuitive software is a big plus!
I actually knew about Laser Red before applying for the position. During my time at university, I did a research project for a society event when I came across the Laser Red site. Since then, I have kept an eye on the company as a potential employer, and when I spotted the Account Manager position pop up on their website, I knew I wanted to apply! The website painted a great picture of the company and work-life – who wouldn’t be sold on office dogs and a pool table?
The interview process was very logical yet fun. To begin with, my skills were tested to prove that I was suitable for the role, this included; my telephone manner, how I would handle client introductions and my planning process – all of these are key skills to be a successful Account Manager within a digital agency! Then, I had the opportunity to meet the whole Laser Red team, showing the fun, friendly culture of the company, which I believe says a lot about what it’s like to work here. Somehow, a conversation about cats versus dogs moved on to chinchillas, which naturally progressed into how I might eat a chinchilla (like a bucket of chicken wings, obviously).
My key strength is definitely organisation! Less is more in my eyes. I’m a bit of a spreadsheet nerd, and creating something organisational for the benefit of the team would make me very happy. Honesty and transparency are big values of mine, and I’ve found I like companies that showcase that to me more. I aim to bring this into my work.
When I was offered the position, I was over the moon. The culture, nerdiness of the team and prospects at the company were all major wins for me. Not only that, but it rated highly in my job applications spreadsheet for tracking all the CVs sent out (now that’s what we call organisation!)
I’m looking forward to translating business needs into digital lingo, and vice-versa, to help both sides of the fence (client and Laser Red team). Listening brings more than talking in business, so understanding the needs of anyone that I come across will help.
Most importantly I’m looking forward to showing off my DJ skills at an office party!