This Tech Leader Does Job Interviews Over Email and Chat — and Maybe You Should, Too

This Tech Leader Does Job Interviews Over Email and Chat — and Maybe You Should, Too
January 26, 2018 focusdigitalgh

Tech people aren’t always seen as great writers or communicators. But they’re also not folks who’ve been trained as nuclear chemists, either. Nathan Kontny is both.

The CEO of customer-relationship management company Highrise, Kontny is a founder whose career has followed a somewhat unconventional path. Trained as a nuclear chemist, he snagged a summer job in an uranium processing plant, a place where staffers passed through geiger counters and carried gas masks at all times and where Kontny once had to don an acid-proof suit.

When he broke his ankle that summer, everything changed. The lab kept him in a trailer away from experiments and the rest of the plant to ensure his cast wouldn’t get contaminated by uranium. He spent the rest of his internship working on a computer, doing programming tasks. And while this shift might have been heartbreaking for a different biochem major, Kontny realized something he may not have otherwise: He loved the control and problem solving of programming much more than chemical engineering.

 

Writer: Linda Lacina

Credit: entrepreneur.com

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