Part of the journey: Rosie, Principal Analyst, Sales Training & Enablement
I had been working for myself for about 3 years and wanted to find a role and company that I felt I could really belong to, feel valued for the work I do, and the experience I have. I really felt that at Qualtrics from my first 'chat' with Ciara in Recruitment to final interviews with senior leaders.
What attracted you to Qualtrics in the first place?
I came from a security background, so XM was something entirely new for me. It’s always good to expand the breadth and depth of your experience and industry knowledge. As cheesy as it sounds, I really felt that everyone I met through the recruitment process was rooting for me to join the Qualtrics team. The person who would become my manager really helped prep me for further interviews and stayed connected with me throughout the process. There was genuine care.
What was the turning point where you knew you 'had to have the job' at Qualtrics?
I remember my first on-site interview in the Dublin office. I needed to prepare some flip charts; a few employees could see me and came over to see if there was anything I needed, from a drink to flip chart markers. That experience was a key turning point - yes, I wanted to be here badly!
What is your favorite part of your role?
Enablement is incredibly varied and at Qualtrics you have the opportunity to constantly evolve your role as you grow and get to know the business. I'm fortunate that my role looks at supporting sales and sales leaders to improve their professional and personal performance - that is something I always feel grateful for and humbled by. To be part of someone’s journey is incredibly rewarding.
What is your top #LifeHack?
I have a few. They’re not necessarily “hacks” but valuable lessons to be happy and to be yourself.
- Always strive to do your best and work hard for yourself and your team
- Recognise that your best will vary day-to-day but it's still your best!
- I love Dermot's life lesson of Find your Tribe - a good tribe is something to cherish as they care for you and push you to be better, that's important inside and outside of work.
How do you feel you've been able to apply what you studied at school to your career?
Most of what I studied is likely to be redundant now - I mean, I had to rent a computer to finish my thesis! I studied away from home and the motivation to do well had to come from myself. Nobody was there to keep an eye on me or tell me what to do, and I feel that has been fundamental in all that I have done since. You need to rely on yourself first and foremost to do the things you want to do.
Qualtrics is growing, and if you're ready to find your "why" at a place like this, you can explore our open opportunities at any time by visiting our career page or by joining our talent community.
|Rosie is an alumna of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and the Irish Life Coach Institute, and started her career at Golden Pages Ltd. Rosie loves table tennis!|
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