Keep the Office Running and Get Some Leads
We know SaaS is serious business but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun along the way. SaaS Stories is a growing collection of anonymously shared tales from SaaS people.
Sometimes you just need to get something off your chest. Anonymously.
I work for a SaaS company that like many other organisations is struggling to hire the right people. We are a small but growing FinTech solution and experienced Sales Development Reps were in short supply after a few resignations and staff that didn’t quite work out.
It had been quiet on the interview front for a while when, to everyone’s surprise, an email was sent saying a new hire would start Monday. Hurrah!
On their first day, general introductions and standard chat proceeded…
Existing SDR: “Where did you work before?”
New SDR: “I was a the Office Manager at a [Large Corporation Name].”
No major alarm bells yet, the company had a history of looking beyond job titles and at transferable skills. The conversation progressed…
Existing SDR: “How did you find [SaaS Company Name]?”
New SDR: “I applied and got offered the Office Manager job. But when I got here today they talked to me about Sales Development. I don’t want to do sales.”
Existing SDR: …
True to her word, she didn’t. After 2 weeks she had moved onto an Office Manager role at another company.
We are back to looking for SDRs. We’re also looking for an Office Manager.
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