Accountability is just one quality that Ben White appreciates in his coworkers. As an Account Coordinator, Ben brings a passion for sales and customer care to the LiquidPlanner sales team. Read on to pick up some focusing tips and see which LP team member swayed Ben to say “I do” (so to speak).
Briefly describe an average work day for you at LiquidPlanner:
First thing I do is go over all emails, then start reaching out to new trial users. I will then reach out to some current clients, and finish the day with some follow-up calls and emails. This is sprinkled with internal meetings throughout the week.
How did you know LiquidPlanner was the perfect fit for you?
LiquidPlanner has built a great culture. They have awesome people who are excited about coming to work every day, and who genuinely want to help the company succeed. One big sign that it was the right fit for me was during my interview with Jed Mathison, who was an Account Coordinator at the time. He showed a lot of excitement and passion for the position. That’s always a great sign.
Do you have any tips on how you stay productive and focused during the day?
Keeping caffeinated always helps. Also, I have a little desk fan because I’m more focused when it’s cooler. I work in an open office environment, but there are working offices that anyone can use, if you have to really focus for a couple of hours.
What do you appreciate the most in your co-workers?
Accountability, creativity and a sense of humor.
Do you have a ritual or routine to the start of your work day?
Coffee or energy drink (I get a lot of flak for that one), emails and returning calls.
Your idea of happiness at work is:
Being able to wake up in the morning and be excited to come to work. I like some spontaneity as well, so every day isn’t exactly the same.
What book has most influenced your career?
Bargaining for Advantage, by G. Richard Shell. I read it for a Negotiation class I had in college. Knowing how to negotiate well is a great tool for sales, work and life in general.
Advice for anyone looking for a job right now?
Apply everywhere that you are somewhat interested. You can decide later on in the interview process if the position isn’t a good fit for you. You may be surprised where you can find a great job.
A few things you do outside the office?