It’s month two for Veronica Tran at Relative Insight, and so in order to see how she’s settling in, I gave her a friendly grilling.
Name: Veronica Tran
Job title: Commercial Associate, USA
Veronica and I seriously bonded throughout the interview process, and I’m so personally glad that she nailed it, and come on board to help grow our presence in the US.
We had a chat, I asked Veronica about her thoughts on meeting the team, to tell me some of her fun moments and also to give me some honest feedback on what she’s loved and areas she sees for improvement.
Where are you originally from? West London
What is your favourite sweet/candy? Starbursts
What’s one thing on your bucket list? Complete the three peaks challenge
What was last book / podcast / TED talk you read or listened to? Book: Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig and podcast: The Receipts.
Who is your least favourite superhero? Thor
You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life – what is it? Hash browns
What stood out to you about interviewing with us?
Having applied for so many similar roles, the company’s unique heritage and platform really excited me and I knew it was something that I wanted to be a part of!
As you may or may not know, across the Relative family we really do have some wonderful characters… so, I asked her about how she would best describe the personalities of the people she met throughout the process
Everyone was super friendly and so easy to talk to, and for the most part it didn’t seem too much like a scary interview. Talking to everyone felt more conversational than interrogational, and it felt like they just wanted to understand more about me as a person. I also got a lot of help and support with any questions that I had so it didn’t feel like there were any barriers.
Veronica, you really have shown what commitment and hard work looks like so thank you for being you. Can you name a few personal development areas you’ve improved on since working here?
My confidence and communication skills has definitely improved. I would say that I am a confident person, but that gets tested when you’re in a brand new working environment and exposed to different clients!
What would you say is your favourite thing about working here?
Sounds cheesy but definitely the team, everyone is so friendly and supportive! I know I can reach out to anyone and they will do their best to help me, which has been so beneficial to starting a new job and having to do it virtually
Your funniest or most memorable moment yet?
All the training sessions have been really fun because Eilidh is so engaging, but my most memorable moment has to be when I booked my first demo, it was so lovely having everyone cheer you on and celebrate your achievements.
Who is the funniest person at Relative and why?
I would love to say myself but for the sake of modesty I will say Cameron who is my business development manager. He has a few good jokes and large selection of interesting headbands.
Everyone who joins Relative writes a blog using the tool – what’s yours?
I love beauty, and so I wrote a piece comparing the copy on the websites of celebrity beauty brands (like Kylie Jenner’s and Rihanna’s) to that of traditional luxury brands (including Sunday Riley and Drunk Elephant) to see if there were any differences in the way each positioned and marketed their brand and products – check it out: Comparing brand positioning of cosmetics brands.
If you could change one thing what would it be?
I would improve the multicultural aspect of diversity here, we are already fairly diverse in different ways but there’s always room for improvement. It has been great knowing that Ben, our CEO, does care and has been so open to what I have to say, I can definitely see it improving as we grow as a company.
What would you say to someone looking to join us?
What are you waiting for?! But seriously, come and be a part of something really interesting and you won’t regret it. If you have any doubts before joining you can reach out to anyone in the company and they’ll definitely help.
Veronica is currently part of our BDE team working for brands in the US. If you want to hear more about her role and what types of people we look for, then contact me directly.
By April Turner - Global Talent Lead