Say “buenos dias” to Ines C., an Associate Account Executive in Yelp’s Dublin office. Ines’ manager Estefania V. gives us the backstory on how she came to be a Yelployee. Sound like your dream job? Check out yelp.com/careers. We’re hiring!
Ines was working in a restaurant in London when a Yelp sales rep called to speak with her boss about Yelp’s advertising programs. She liked what she heard, and asked the sales rep if Yelp was hiring. She aced her interviews and joined the team in November 2013. When she was just four months on the job, Ines was chosen as part of a select group to open the Dublin office in March 2014. In April, her sixth month on the job, she was the top seller in local sales for Europe.
Ines C., Associate Account Executive
1. Why do you love being a part of the Yelp team?
I started in the London office and got chosen to come launch the Dublin office. I’m really glad I did because I love coming into the office every day. We have the most amazing space overlooking Iveagh Gardens. The energy is great, and everyone works really hard but we also know how to have fun whilst doing it!
Yelp’s European headquarters in Dublin
2. What is a typical day in the office like for you?
Every day I come in and make myself a cup of coffee before jumping on the phones. We have a pretty good espresso machine that makes all the difference in the morning. I spend hours every day talking to small business owners but I always try to make it fun. I love finding new businesses who have a great Yelp page and helping them understand how Yelp can benefit their business.
3. What’s your advice for someone who might be interested in the Account Executive role at Yelp?
To do well in this job I think the key is to be really positive and you have to be willing to work very hard, especially in your first few months on the job when you’re learning the ropes. It’s not easy to make a business owner understand that Yelp is the right investment for them, but when you do, it’s completely worth the effort.
4. What’s your favorite thing about living in Dublin? What are you up to when you’re not at work?
Dublin is a small city – a big change coming from London. I love being able to walk everywhere. I don’t miss public transport at all! Despite being small, it’s a really lively place. Everyone here is really friendly and open – the pubs are always spilling out into the streets and as soon as the sun comes out, terraces all over town start buzzing. The live music scene is also really great. All sorts of international bands pass through Dublin, and there’s always some Celtic music to be heard at a local pub.
Irish Design Shop
5. What are a few of your current favorite local businesses?
I absolutely love Bibi’s in Dublin 8. I go for breakfast or brunch at least once a week. I also like the shops on Drury Street, especially the Irish Design Shop. Another favorite of mine is Light House Cinema. It is not just a cinema! You can hang out on the couches playing board games or having a drink and they do all sorts of events every month, including cinema book clubs, themed screenings, as well as current films. And of course, my favourite local pub is Anseo. It’s a favourite haunt of Aiden Gillen from “Game of Thrones” and they have a great beer selection.