Human Resources Generalist
Thursday, January 3, 2019
If you had told me a year ago that our Front Desk Receptionist would come back a year later as an Inside Sales Representative, I don’t think I would have believed you. Not that he’s incapable by any means, but just because that doesn’t usually happen.
Miguel (or Mickey) left Tempered last year to work in Sales for a different tech company. When we opened up an opportunity in Sales, we knew we wanted to get Mickey back. I was able to sit down with him to hear more about the journey from his perspective.
How did you get into Sales in the first place?
Mickey: Because of where I worked at Tempered, I had the opportunity to get to know everyone in the office. When I knew it was time to grow from my position, a VP in Sales asked what I was doing next. I had told her I was looking for sales positions and she really took the initiative to sit down with me and tell me everything I needed to know to get into the industry. She even set me up with other folks in Sales to learn more from their perspective. These acts really emphasized the small family vibe Tempered has. It was even through networking with people here that I got my job at the next place and was a shoe-in.
How do you feel like your previous job prepared you for the Inside Sales role here?
Mickey: It definitely helped that it was a firewall company, so I was able to learn a lot about the cybersecurity industry. That combined with the background knowledge I picked up from Tempered has really boosted me.
How are you doing in the role now?
Mickey: My new role at Tempered has a lot more responsibility, and I feel it more. There’s a lot more ownership. I’ve gotten a lot of leads, but I know I need to keep going because I want more!
Mickey is definitely an achiever. It sounds like he’s doing a lot of work already to me, but he’s the type of person that always wants to keep going and getting better.
How do you balance your career and personal life?
Mickey: It’s difficult. I like to work. I want to do the best I can, but I live with five guys so even if I wanted to work at home it would not happen. I try to stay to myself on weekends.
What do you do for fun?
Mickey: Food and eating out. I’m competitive, and I love soccer.
We are so happy to have Mickey back! He adds so much personality and gusto to our team.