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Account Government Q&A with Evelien van Creij

Meet Evelien van Creij, an account government at HubSpot Dublin, who works within the Benelux gross sales market. Earlier than becoming a member of HubSpot, Evelien labored in a legislation agency however shortly seen that her ardour lies in gross sales. So after gaining gross sales expertise at a recruitment company, she determined to kick off her profession in tech at HubSpot and relocated to Dublin in 2021. On this Q&A, Evelien talks about HubSpot’s Group Lead program, what recommendation she would give to a candidate trying to begin a profession in Gross sales at HubSpot, and HubSpot’s enlargement into the Netherlands. Right here’s what she needed to say…


Are you able to inform us a bit about your background and journey to HubSpot?

I completed my masters in legislation with the concept of changing into a lawyer. As soon as I began working at a legislation agency, I spotted this was not the fitting job for me. From a younger age, I used to be at all times very aggressive and I did skilled horse driving so I understand how to cope with, and carry out below strain. This is likely one of the causes I made a decision to change my profession to gross sales and began at a recruitment company as a guide. There I realized a number of gross sales abilities. After a while, I knew I needed to work with extra in-depth and sophisticated gross sales cycles. I started wanting into the tech trade and that’s how I ended up at HubSpot as an account government for the Benelux market. 

What attracted you to a profession in gross sales at HubSpot?

I needed to kick off my gross sales profession inside tech and began in search of the greatest place to work. HubSpot got here out because the primary because it has an incredible tradition, beliefs and values which aligned with my very own private beliefs and values. Additionally, HubSpot has an incredible product that may make an actual distinction in a enterprise and add important worth for our clients. 

What does a typical day seem like in your position?

I might say my every day routine may be very various. It begins with trying to find new alternatives and reaching out to new potential clients. I recurrently have conferences with my present clients to assist them develop and handle their desires and wishes which entails each cross-selling and up-selling. A part of my day can also be having inner conferences with my staff, sharing greatest practices, and holding one another motivated. 

Since becoming a member of HubSpot you’ve grown your profession and are at the moment a staff lead on the small enterprise Benelux gross sales staff. Inform us in regards to the staff lead program at HubSpot.

The staff lead program is a unbelievable alternative to get to know what it’s like to guide a staff inside HubSpot. Along with my duties as an account government, this position permits me to develop myself additional and improve my management abilities. HubSpot has created a novel program for staff leads the place you’ve gotten beneficial coaching and classes to develop your management abilities. This system will set you up for fulfillment and prepares you for a managerial position inside HubSpot.  

The Benelux Gross sales staff is rising shortly. What are you most enthusiastic about for the longer term?

HubSpot simply introduced that from September 2022, we’re opening a new entity within the Netherlands which actually reveals how a lot we’re rising within the Benelux area. I’m extremely enthusiastic about the truth that I can proceed to develop my gross sales profession at HubSpot from my residence nation. Additionally, by having an entity within the Netherlands, HubSpot will naturally be capable of enhance model consciousness within the Netherlands which units the Benelux market up for fulfillment. I can not wait to see this staff develop and create many alternatives collectively to assist companies throughout Benelux develop. 

You’re obsessed with getting extra girls into gross sales – what recommendation would you give somebody who would possibly need to break into tech gross sales?

A easy sentence: Don’t doubt, simply do it! 

What parts of HubSpot’s tradition make it an incredible place to work?

Everyone seems to be so open and useful, which made me really feel at residence from the beginning. Additionally, I’m a part of the variety, inclusion and belonging staff, which is an incredible expertise, and I’m very proud to work in the direction of making HubSpot an incredible place to work for everybody. Inclusion within the office is essential for me, and HubSpot prioritizes this in all that we do. Moreover, HubSpot offers each worker the chance to utilize our momentary mobility coverage. This implies that you may work overseas for as much as 90 days a yr, which affords expats like me the chance to go to their households extra usually. 

What’s the primary tip or piece of recommendation you’d give a candidate trying to be part of the gross sales staff at HubSpot?

For me the primary piece of recommendation is – preparation is essential. Put together your self properly for each single interview, and don’t suppose one interview can be simpler than one other. In addition to that, join and speak to individuals inside the group to raised perceive HubSpot and the position. Additionally, don’t be afraid to ask your recruiter for suggestions & methods that can assist you put together. 

When you weren’t in gross sales, what would you be doing?

To be trustworthy that could be a powerful query as a result of I actually discovered my ardour in gross sales. I like working in a fast-paced setting the place I would like to maneuver shortly and handle a number of duties concurrently. In addition to that, I thrive probably the most in a aggressive setting since that offers me power. Nonetheless, if I weren’t in gross sales, I might most likely go for a administration place. A job the place I can coach different individuals and assist them be the very best model of themselves. 


HubSpot is now hiring for our Benelux gross sales staff within the Netherlands. When you’re fascinated by studying extra a couple of profession in Gross sales at HubSpot, go to our careers web page.

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