Even though winter is well on its way in our part of the world, it’s looking like it’s going to be many months before the release of season 8 of Game of Thrones (noooooooooooooo!).
I don’t know about you, but we here at Vidyard are in some serious GoT withdrawal. To tide us over in the meantime, we’ve imagined what it would be like if we worked alongside the characters from GoT. And, as we’ve discovered, some our favorite Game of Thrones characters have characteristics that would make them uniquely suited for roles in Sales. Here’s what we would hire each of them for if they decided to apply to work with us!
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(Spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned.)
Resume: Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, wine aficionado
What we’d hire her for: VP Business Development
Let’s be real—we all know that if Cersei worked in Sales, she wouldn’t settle for anything less than the top. Cunning and ambitious, this go-getter has the strategic thinking skills to position an organization for long-term success. Besides, if anything threatened to hurt her “baby” (the product), we would feel confident in knowing that she would defend it with all the ferocity of a mother lioness.
Ser Jorah of Mormont
Resume: Daenerys’ most loyal advisor and friend
What we’d hire him for: BDR
If there’s anything Sir Jorah understands, it’s persistence. His unparalleled dedication to his Queen compelled him to risk life and limb just to have the chance to talk to her—regardless of the number of times she banished him. We think his iron resolve and devil-may-care attitude toward rejection make him the perfect fit for a sales team. After all, if he can face up against Meereen’s fiercest warriors in the fighting pits for the chance to win over Daenerys, how hard can cold calling be?
Brienne of Tarth
Resume: Kingsguard to Renly Baratheon, Servant of the Stark Women
What we’d hire her for: Customer Success
Brienne’s ceaseless dedication to those she serves make her a perfect candidate for customer success. Not only is she super knowledgeable and skilled in her craft but her guidance of Podrick as he bumbled his way through being her squire shows the sort of empathy and teaching skills that would make her a kick-butt CSM.
Resume: Hand of the King and Master of Coin, Unsung Hero of Blackwater Bay, and Current Hand of the Queen
What we’d hire him for: Sales Manager
Tyrion excels in management roles. Exceptionally intelligent and witty, he is gifted with strategic, big-picture thinking skills—skills that have served him well in the two times that he has served as Hand. We think that both of these facets of his personality, his wisecracking demeanor and problem-solving skills, would make him a valuable sales leader as he mentors his team, builds relationships with customers and devises the best possible solutions his clients.
Curious what Game of Thrones character would be CMO or run the Demand Gen team? Check out our recent blog post “If Your Marketing Team Were Game of Thrones Characters”
Psst…we are hiring! Interested in working with our sales team? Check out our careers page.