Anne is an IT Acquisition Specialist and has been with Convins on a part-time basis for over 4 years. She does cold acquisition by phone for IT projects and marketing.
"I spend all day like a Sherlock Holmes on LinkedIn looking for the right contacts and gathering the right information about the company, upon which I call the clients to set up a phone appointment.
I think Convins is a fun company with diverse employees. A lot of attention is paid to fun team outings. We recently moved into a new office building in Utrecht which looks super deluxe and makes the professionalism shine even brighter. I also like the fact that different things are offered, like the possibility to get your driver's license and fun incentives."
"What I find special is that during the call assignments you have really nice conversations with people that are about life. The moment you get into a conversation with someone and it just goes a step beyond the 'do you want the deal, or do you not want the deal'. So also about what it's like to have corona or to lose someone. I think it's great that you can build up a kind of trust over the phone that makes someone reveal their whole life. Speaking of exposing...
I had a conversation with someone the other day who said, "You never know what I'm going through right now!" He had just stepped out of an ice bath, which he thought was a very cool experience. But then you also know that someone is naked or almost naked. We had to laugh really hard at that.
I would recommend working at Convins to new colleagues because you learn a lot. I started on an accountancy project myself, but now after all these years I know so much more about HR, marketing, IT and data storage. That really wasn't the case beforehand! Like being tenderable, I really didn't know what that was before. When I'm in conversation with someone who works in the marketing sector, I'm getting better at talking about topics like SEO, SEA and Google Analytics, and it also does make you more socially aware."