Name: Cameron McNeil
Job title: Account Executive
What do you do, and how did you get here?
I work as an Account Executive (effectively sales) at Houzz. Day-to-day I speak with great home design professionals and try to find them the best way to get the most out of our website. What’s great about the company is that our customers love how we have redefined the industry.
How do you spend your day?
8.30am – I head into the office for free breakfast. 9am to 12pm – I try and make key calls to professionals and introduce myself to new prospects. What’s great about this is the office’s chilled out environment and how many nationalities we have – London is the European HQ!
Throughout the afternoon I will have scheduled conversations with professionals and be strategising with other people in the team for how Houzz can help businesses. The environment in the office makes days pass really quickly. Because Houzz is seen as young and a bit of a disruptor in the industry the characters in the office make for a fun time!
What’s the best part of your job?
The people and the product! The company is young and full of motivated people. It helps that what we are talking to people about is already a big part of their day-to-day life.
What’s the hardest part of your job?
What traits are ‘must haves’ to do your job well?
I would say resilience, drive and most importantly, being a people person.
Any advice for people applying for a job like yours?
Make sure that you get across how personable you are. Talking to people everyday should mean this is you all over, so be sure to get your personality across.
What’s your ultimate goal in your career?
Heading up a young startup and making it a success!
How do you unwind after work?
I’m a big sports fan so I’ll be playing and watching sport whenever I can. We have a Houzz football team, so on Wednesdays I’ll get a run around with colleagues which makes for good stories the next day in the office.
Tell us one quirky thing nobody would know about you.
I’m renowned for my moves on the d-floor! When you see them you’ll know…
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