We interviewed Jav Saeidi, Employee Experience Manager with LookBookHQ, to find out more about what she loves about working with LookBookHQ.
Can you describe the work LookBookHQ does?
Certainly! In the simplest terms, LookBookHQ builds software for B2B marketers, which we refer to as an Intelligent Content Platform. Marketing can be really hard sometimes, so we see our mission as making it easier, better, and more impactful for marketers.
In this video, our CEO Mark Opauzsky, and President and Chief Product Officer Nick Edouard, explain what we do in more detail:
What’s your role with LookBookHQ?
I’m the Manager of Employee Experience. My main goal is to ensure that every employee’s time at LookBookHQ is fulfilling, starting from the moment they begin the interview process. We pride ourselves on hiring some of the best and brightest in the tech space, and we want to ensure that we’re helping each and every employee develop and grow with the company. That never happens by accident, especially when you’re growing at the pace that we are, so it’s my job to create a strategy around that and see it through.
What’s the company culture like at LookBookHQ?
I am very proud of the culture we are building here at LookBookHQ. We hire energetic and passionate people who like to have fun! We make sure our team has all the usual perks, like snacks, a great office space, and fun social events. Best of all, LookBookHQ invests in its employees with a professional development fund that each person can use to learn and grow. As LookBookHQ grows, we want to make sure our employees grow with it. Our senior leadership team is transparent and approachable. You are treated with respect here, no matter who you are, and you’re valued by your co-workers. Last but not least, I know each day that I have a direct impact on the growth and success of the business. That’s a pretty cool feeling.
What are some of your favourite parts of working with the LookBookHQ team?
What I love about working at LookBookHQ is that you’re surrounded by an incredibly diverse group of people who are always willing to go above and beyond to help and support you. You’ll never be the smartest person in the room and there are endless possibilities for you to make an impact on the organization. We are growing fast, so we’re always hiring a new, interesting person to join the team. I also love the fact that working at LookBookHQ is fast-paced and no two days look the same.
Do you have any advice to offer to people who are interested in working in the tech sector?
My advice is to be outward-facing and curious. It’s important to ask questions (even if they might seem dumb) and always continue to learn. Whether that’s taking courses, attending meetups in the community, volunteering, or seeking mentorship. Go out and network, meet new people, connect on LinkedIn, and follow the companies you are excited about. There are so many opportunities to do all of these things in Toronto that you’ll never run out of ways to get involved.
What excites you about Toronto?
Toronto has a lot going for it right now. For one, the city and the entire region is incredibly diverse. People from all over the world come to live and work here, especially in tech, and they bring a truly global perspective that you just can’t get anywhere else. As a result, it’s natural for that diversity and that global mindset to be reflected in the employees at companies like LookBookHQ. I also think it’s a big reason why Toronto has become one of the fastest-growing technology hubs in North America and why we’re attracting some of the top talent from the U.S. to come work here. In the long term, I’m excited about what various levels of government are doing to develop our talent here, as was outlined in Toronto’s bid for Amazon HQ2.
Why is the LookBookHQ team looking forward to taking part in T.O. Tech Gives Back?
Giving back to our community is something that we strongly support at LookBookHQ. We are extraordinarily privileged to be working in well-paying jobs at a fast-growing company like ours, but we know that not everyone is so fortunate. When we heard about T.O. Tech Gives Back, we were thrilled to take part! Our employees are looking forward to volunteering their time to a fantastic cause and we look forward to doing more in the future.