Find The Career Path That Doesn’t Feel Like Work and Have An Attitude Of Gratitude with Seth Hammerman
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In this week’s show, Phil talks to Seth Hammerman, a Senior Cloud Security Sales Engineer for a large Cybersecurity vendor having made a mid-career change from the construction industry into IT. He has been either a pre-sales Sales Engineer or Sales Engineer Manager for most of his IT career, but has also held roles such as Technical Sales Manager and Director of Channel Sales Enablement. Seth talks about the importance of choosing the right career in IT, and following the path towards the things you truly love. He also discusses why the great IT careers are built upon an attitude of gratitude.
2 Top Career Tips
Worst Career Moment
When working as a management consultant, Seth discovered that a manager above him had hired an SE and placed him in Seth’s team without consulting him first. When emailing the manager to complain indignantly, Seth accidentally sent the email to everyone in the company, which made things extraordinarily awkward.
Seth got to be a part of the inner circle of a start-up during the financial setbacks of 2008, but through hard work and dedication, they still managed to grow the company quarter over quarter and take the company public on the NYSE in 2012.
The incredibly rapid change happening in the sector that is driving forward not just IT in general, but the world as a whole.
What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?
If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?
What career objectives are you currently focusing on?
What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?
What do you do to keep your own career energized?
What do you do in your spare time away from technology?