‘Seasoned Skillets’ is our series designed to showcase the Skilljar team behind the business. These folks (aka Skillets) are developing, designing, writing, calling, measuring, analyzing, and more to propel Skilljar forward as a market leader in the customer education industry. Next up, Daniil!
How did you hear about Skilljar?
I follow several thought leaders in the marketing space on LinkedIn and one of them mentioned Skilljar in a post. I was curious to learn more and found that Skilljar had an available position that I was interested in pursuing.
What does your role here entail?
As a member of the Account Development Team, my job is to connect companies that would benefit from Skilljar with our Customer Education experts.
What advice would you give someone getting into SaaS Account Development?
I would encourage them to be curious and enthusiastic about the product they are going to promote to others. You cannot expect anyone else to be interested in the product if you aren’t invested and educated yourself.
What makes someone successful in Account Development at Skilljar?
Consistency and persistence are key when working in Account Development, especially in the SaaS vertical as not everyone is familiar with the fundamentals of software-as-a-service.
Skilljar is a fast-paced, rapidly changing place. What’s your advice for navigating (and excelling) in the startup environment?
Goal setting is a critical element of success at a startup. Make sure that you understand your long-term goals and communicate them to your manager and your team. It’s also important to always stay curious and maintain a mindset of continuous learning.
Favorite Skilljar perk?
We have a fancy new coffee machine!
How do you manage your work/life balance?
I honestly like what I do so I don’t feel the need to create a strong separation between my work life and home life. That said, when I leave the office, it’s family time for me.
Favorite place to visit in Seattle?
If you were going to offer a course online, what would it be about?
I would offer a course for new immigrants. From my own experience, immigrating to the United States is a challenging process during which many people are on their own without very much guidance. Any support or help in this process would go a long way.