Are you interested in joining Gartner’s Sales team? We recently sat down with Nina Wheatley, Account Manager, from our Egham, U.K. office for a question and answer session about her role on the sales team, advice for candidates looking to join us and her life at Gartner. See below for Nina’s answers:
Describe your job in 25 words or less: My role is to manage accounts in the U.K. and Ireland to help them to maximize their growth. I am also responsible for onboarding new accounts and building relationships with clients and prospects.
What originally attracted you to Gartner? I first encountered Gartner at a careers fair at my university. I spoke with the recruiter, who told me all about the four traits Gartner looks for in sales people. All of the key traits seemed to suit my personality, so I was immediately interested. Sales was not something I had thought about before, but I soon realized how important it is within a business and how many transferable skills you can learn in a sales environment.
How has Gartner helped you in your career development? Gartner has taught me a lot of different skills. The company threw me into the deep end, which I enjoyed as I was coming straight from university, and didn’t know anything about cold calling, etc. It was a lot of learning but it was easy to learn during academy.
What advice do you have for prospective Gartner candidates? Prepare for your interviews. Do your homework on Gartner and be coachable. Get feedback from the recruiter, and take on what people are telling you and be willing to learn.
What advice would you give to recent new hires? Participate in the academy as much as you can, it’s the best place for learning. Ask anytime you have a question.
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? J.K. Rowling — I have a billion questions for her. She was rejected many times from publishers. I want to know what she had inside of her that pushed her to deal with that rejection and become successful.
What are 3 words that best describe you? Competitive, sociable, bookworm
What is one thing unique about you that people would be surprised if they knew? I’m actually very introverted. I have taught myself how to be more sociable to adapt to different situations.
Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra: “To be, rather than to seem to be.”
Are you interested in joining our team? Search for a new opportunity in Egham here.