Canada’s tech sector is flourishing. With so many Canadian companies leading in a bunch of different industries, our country is considered a tech powerhouse. And some of the most dynamic companies are based right here in Toronto — a city often known as the “Silicon Valley of the North.”
One of these senior players in Canada’s tech sector is Top Hat, a Toronto-based “scale-up” whose mission is to transform higher education by empowering professors with technology to engage students and unleash their potential.
Top Hat’s interactive all-in-one teaching platform supports student learning before, during, and after class. More than 2.7 million students are enrolled in courses using Top Hat at 75% of the top 1,000 colleges and universities in North America. And the company is growing fast — it has 400 employees and has been growing by 50% a year.
Top Hat is fuelled by innovation, led by world-class professionals, and it has a pretty awesome (not to mention, award-winning) culture — catered lunches included. And coming up on Monday, February 10, Top Hat is hosting a hiring event at its Bloor Street West HQ with one goal in mind: to recruit for junior and senior sales roles.
Let’s take a look at how a career move to Top Hat could change your professional life.
First, there’s the world-class leadership and mentorship you’ll experience. For example, leading the sales organization at Top Hat is John Hood, Chief Revenue Officer, who is a seasoned veteran with experience leading at Dell, HP, and Oracle.
Second, there’s the training. Top Hat invests in a sales onboarding program called RevU, which is designed to help everyone get ramped up as quickly as possible. Training includes topics from building rapport and credibility, prospecting and pipeline management, to closing tactics, negotiation, and leadership skills.
According to Thom Lowe, an account executive at Top Hat, “As an experienced salesperson, I found RevU to be incredibly refreshing in terms of how it framed the sales approach and mindset. It’s an intensive program that’s very hands-on, and you walk out of it feeling well-prepared and confident.”
One of the key focuses at Top Hat is career development. Top Hat’s Learning & Development framework is designed to ensure employees are evaluated fairly and areas of growth and opportunity are identified early, to develop a path to propel their careers forward.
Camila Houssian, a senior account executive and team lead at Top Hat, said she, “worked with my manager to develop an L&D framework for growth in order to achieve my career goals. I moved from account executive to senior account executive and team lead in less than 12 months.”
And finally, throughout its growth, Top Hat has made sure that company culture is a top priority and that its employees are taken care of. In fact, Top Hat recently won Tech in Motion’s 2019 Best Tech Work Culture at the annual Timmy Awards, after 40,000 votes were tallied.
According to Thom, “Top Hat has such an encouraging and dynamic culture. People want to see others do well. Everyone takes a lot of joy and delight in personal growth, and it’s amazing to be able to watch everyone improve their skills in such a safe and supportive space.”
Top Hat is currently on a hiring spree for candidates with 2 to 6 years of sales experience, for both junior and senior sales positions. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in sales and would describe yourself as resilient, have a glass-half-full attitude, and a growth mindset, Top Hat might just be the perfect fit for you.
How you can apply
Visit Top Hat’s website to check out and apply for the positions Top Hat is looking to fill.
Make sure to send your resume in before noon (ET) on Friday, February 7, 2020. If you’re one of the most promising candidates, you’ll be invited to Top Hat’s office for a private evening event on Monday, February 10 where you’ll learn more about Top Hat, hear from its top executives, and meet with hiring managers to tell them more about yourself.