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Hi, Peyton! So, what's your job?
I am a Senior Sales Specialist. I started as a Junior Associate in the sales academy in October 2011 and worked my way up to my current position in August 2013. I work with small business owners to create unique promotions to help bring them new customers.
What is your favorite part about working at LivingSocial?
My favorite part about LivingSocial is the environment on the sales floor. Working on an open floor without cubicles creates a fun work atmosphere where you get to know everyone very well. It’s loud and exciting. Celebrating closes, the "walk-up" songs when someone hits goal, and the team competitions throughout week really make the day fly by. And of course, it’s nice to be in jeans.
What’s the most rewarding or exciting part about your role?
Definitely hitting the company/personal goals I have set for myself. I’ve found that in this role you get out what you put in, so the last week of the month can be nerve-wracking – or very satisfying if your name is at the top of the dashboard. My best moment at LivingSocial was making the 2013 Whale Winners Circle to Hawaii. Earning a spot on this trip was a huge motivator and accomplishment for me.
What would be your advice to someone thinking about a job in sales?
If you have a competitive spirit and are self-motivated, then sales is for you. All of the successful reps in our office are very hungry and put in the work it takes to hit our goals – again, you reap what you sow. If you are expecting to just go through the motions and have a typical, monotonous 9:00-5:00, sales probably isn't going to be a good fit.
What does your ideal weekend entail?
Anything outside! During the winter I like to go snowboarding and in the summer I fish, golf, camp, and BBQ. My ideal weekend would have a concert or a (winning) Redskins game in it, hanging out in the backyard and then sleeping in