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Yelp’s Impact on Shoshana’s Life – from User to Team Member



Meet Shoshana K, an Account Executive on our Local Sales team. Shoshana recently celebrated her first Yelpiversary! Today she is sharing her journey from being an avid Yelp user to pursuing a career here.

How did you know you wanted to pursue a job in sales?

I didn’t know that sales would be my long-term career. At first, I thought I was passionate about marketing, but I quickly realized the only part of marketing I enjoyed was the sales side, and that was truly the career I wanted to pursue.

What is your advice to someone interested in sales?

My advice would be to always give your best effort, and realize that your “best” might look different on different days.

Why did you want to work at Yelp?

I was thinking of companies that have helped me over the years since immigrating to the United States. Yelp was definitely one of the most useful tools that helped me navigate my life in San Francisco. When I looked up the company and saw its values align with mine, I knew it was a place I wanted to be.

What does a typical day look like in your role?

Every morning starts with a coffee round-up with the team followed by some messaging to take on for our day. Every day is different, so there isn’t much of a “typical day” besides the round-ups with the team. There are days with company-wide events or organizational training. The majority of my day consists of reaching out to business owners and educating them about Yelp’s platform and how we can help them achieve their advertising goals. At the end of every day, the team meets up to shout out wins and catch up with each other.

What is your #1 tip for staying productive while working from home?

Be goal-oriented and have a quiet workspace set up.

How do you stay motivated to hit your goals when you’re having a tough day?

I remember my long-term goals and listen to some music.

How does Yelp support your work-life balance?

Yelp offers PTO and wellness time to help balance our work lives and personal lives when we need some time away.

How does your manager remind you that your work is valued?

My manager always makes sure I feel valued here at Yelp and will go out of his way to help in any way he can when needed.

Want to work with Shoshana?

With the help of our comprehensive training program, ongoing support, coaching, and development opportunities, you can take your career to the next level at Yelp, whether you’re a seasoned sales professional or just starting out in the industry. Check out our open opportunities and apply today!

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