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2871Client Success

Indeed’s Got Talent: Pablo ‘follows the light’ in song and Client Success

Pablo Sánchez Acero is a Client Success Specialist at Indeed Dublin. Learn how his passion for music makes Pablo communicate better with his clients.

Pablo Sánchez Acero is a Client Success Specialist at Indeed Dublin. Pablo was born and raised in Madrid, Spain and is a passionate singer-songwriter, who goes by the moniker Sánchez Acero.⁣

Pablo Sánchez Acero is a musician with a strong professional background in marketing, having studied Advertising and Public Relations in Complutense University of Madrid while also double hatting as a drummer in the band Básico Permanente for seven years.

While experimenting with other musical genres, he eventually decided to go a step further, picking up the guitar and writing his own songs.⁣

In December 2015, he released his album ‘Follow the Light‘, inspired by the time he spent in Iceland, where he worked as a volunteer on a farm.

“To me, being a musician means that you have to be creative, see the world from different perspectives, know how to communicate what’s inside of you, and, probably the most important thing, keep trying, no matter how many times you fail,” Pablo says.

“I’d say that those points are applicable to many different jobs, and all of them are also applicable to Client Success at Indeed.” 

In his current role at Indeed, Pablo is able to unfold his creative mind in many ways and mentions a few examples: “We frequently monitor our internal processes and how we can improve them and sometimes I come up with new ways and creative ideas.”

“Sometimes this is a process within the whole team,” he shares.“A sense of flexibility and creativity is also helpful to adapt in a fast-paced environment that is always changing.⁣”

When Pablo joined Indeed and moved to Dublin, he was slowly composing some of the new songs that are now available on his new album.⁣

“What I love about Indeed is its work-life balance, which allows you to dedicate time to your job, but also to other things you’re passionate about.”

“When I worked in Spain, I worked overtime most of the time (this is something quite typical in the Spanish culture), so it was hard to find some time for composing, rehearsing, recording and so on.”⁣

In July 2019, he released three singles. A new album, Emerald, has been released in March 2020. The album has been produced and recorded by Pablo Sánchez Acero in Dublin, starting the first recordings in 2017 and ending the full album in 2019.⁣

“As a Client Success Specialist, you have to communicate with your clients and help them in every way possible on how to make the most out of Indeed, and as a musician, you communicate through your music.”

“Both are different ways of communication, but in both cases, if your message is heard, you will be successful,” he says. “How you communicate is also very important, especially working in a client-facing role and with a product that not all the clients are familiar with.”

He adds: “The way you communicate and the ability to adapt to your clients is key for their success (and yours too).” 

“If you are honest, the rest will follow,” he says. “And I know this sounds cliche, but keep trying, thinking outside the box and escaping your comfort zone will take you to success, sooner or later.”

To learn more about Indeed Dublin, click here.

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2258Career Growth

How part-time Sales at Indeed supports my side hustle

“Once I kicked off the job search, I began to realise how tough it was to find part-time work in Dublin that did not involve working in retail or behind a bar."

With the recent opening of part-time sales roles in Dublin, Indeed is showing our appreciation for the value of flexible working. The goal is to find a place for talented sales people who may have ambitions or obligations outside the office.

Tim van der Gouwe is our first part-time Account Executive in Dublin. He is originally from the Netherlands where he built his first startup, a speech-to-text translation platform. During his 3 years in Dublin, he’s worked in full-time sales roles for multiple companies, but recently found himself missing life as an entrepreneur.

“Something in me knew that I had to get started again. I was no stranger to the fact that combining a full-time sales position and setting up my own business would be hard work, but I knew I had to find a way to get started!”

Tim decided a part-time gig was the way to go. The problem was, the type of flexibility he was looking for was hard to find in Dublin.

“Once I kicked off the job search, I began to realise how tough it was to find part-time work in Dublin that did not involve working in retail or behind a bar. This process was quite strange for me, as back home in the Netherlands, part-time jobs are widely available.”

With Indeed having just begun offering part-time work, the stars aligned and he found a sales role at Indeed…on Indeed! At first, he was understandably concerned about how he would fit in as a part timer.

 “Applying for part-time work can be tough as you can’t help but feel you may be treated differently to a full-time employee, however, this could not be further from the experience I’ve had since joining. My manager and teammates have been a huge support for me!”

 So how exactly does he juggle all of those responsibilities inside and outside the office?

“My week consists of 4 hours work per day where I get the opportunity to sell Indeed’s products to new and existing clients and the rest of my spare time I spend building my own business outside of the office. I feel privileged to have been onboarded and given identical sales training that’s on offer for full-time employees, which not only helps me to better my sales skills in work, but will also benefit me when I decide to launch my own business in the future.”

It’s not easy.

 “There is certainly a lot going on for my career right now as I still need to meet my sales KPIs when I’m in the office, but I try to focus myself to Indeed in the mornings and my business work in the afternoon.”

 The flexibility and support Indeed has provided is already paying off as he tries to get his latest startup, User Sense, off the ground.

 “Looking back over the past few months, I now know how to tackle difficult sales conversations, which will be so helpful for future conversations when I launch my new business!”

 So what has Tim learnt from this experience besides how to be a better salesperson?

“Apply and be honest about your motivations. The people inside Indeed really understand that you might leave the company eventually, so it really helps to have that clear image of where you want to go with your own career.”

Want to hear more of Tim’s story? Check out the full podcast here or explore part-time sales roles at Indeed in Dublin.

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