This post is part of our Hireology employee spotlight series. Continue reading to learn more about a day in the life as a Hireologist!
Name: Michael Shulman
Role: Senior Product Manager
Michael joined Hireology in 2013 as an early member of our sales team. After a year of learning the ins and outs of the platform, his interest in product development led him to the Product team where he became Hireology’s first Product Manager. Michael works alongside a team of designers and developers, focusing on translating problems facing customers into solutions that help manage and execute the hiring process.
Michael, can you tell readers a bit about what you’re working on?
Right now I’m working on a project that will change the way users interact with our app in an effort to help them accomplish their tasks while feeling informed and in control.
What path did you take to get where you are today?
Before joining Hireology I worked in sales at Groupon focusing on launching new products and verticals. I worked closely with the product team to bring our Rewards platform to market. I came to Hireology as an Account Executive but knew in the back of my mind that I wanted to transition to Product. When Margot was ready to start building out the team I interviewed for the position and became Hireology’s first Product Manager.
What made you join Hireology?
Adam, Kevin and Margot! I was impressed with everyone I met with during the interview process and excited about the opportunity to join an early stage startup where I could have a meaningful impact on the company’s growth.
What do you find most exciting about working here?
It’s been quite the ride 🙂 When I joined the company we were 13 people working in a hallway. I’m excited that we are constantly growing, evolving and building tools to help our customers. We’ve come so far and still have so much to do.
What is your favorite core value and why?
Eager to Improve. I’ve grown so much at Hireology. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my teammates helping me learn how to solve problems and approach challenges. Transitioning from Sales to Product required learning everything I know about being a Product Manager on the job. I appreciate a company where people are encouraged to get and give feedback in an effort to always be improving.
How would you define Hireology’s culture?
Hireology’s culture supports doing great work and having fun along the way. This is a place where growing personally is just as important and growing professionally. There’s a lot to be said about the fact that so many friendships form at work and extend outside the office.
What is one thing that people don’t know about you?
I can’t see in the dark.
One of Hireology’s benefits that we offer employees is unlimited vacation. What will you be doing next to utilize this perk?
Glacier National Park in Montana.