Techport Thirteen: A Career Conversation with Jordan Johnson

What motivated you to join Techport Thirteen?
When I was hired, Techport was a company with about 40 employees nationwide. Their Atlanta location only had 5 employees but was looking to grow. In a company this size, my contributions would be felt on a larger scale than at a company with much more employees. I felt that it would give me the opportunity to hit the ground running in learning and gaining experience.  

How does Techport Thirteen convey to employees a sense of belonging?
Techport’s culture is one of belonging. Whether it be company ski trips, monthly socials, or even days where large groups go out to lunch together, everyone is included. Techport works hard to make sure all employees are satisfied in what they do. 

In what ways has Techport Thirteen supported your professional development and growth?
Techport has given me the opportunity to hone my development skills by working with languages and applications I was already familiar with but has also given me the opportunity to learn emerging technologies. 

In what ways are you supported in maintaining a healthy work-life balance?
Techport encourages healthy living. It allows its employees to take time during the day to go to the gym or go on a run.  

How do you know that you’re making a difference/having an impact with the work that you do?
We work with a lot of fortune 500 companies, so I get to see some of the stuff our company has developed, including things I have developed personally, work in the real world. Seeing these things in the real world gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment. 

What makes you proud to represent Techport Thirteen?
The values and culture that this Techport promotes are something I can be very proud of. I know that Techport will have my back and will look out for me. 

In what ways do you feel like you’ve grown since working for Techport Thirteen?
Aside from learning all about the tech consulting industry, I’ve grown more confident in my abilities from a technical standpoint and a professional standpoint. 

What do you wish you had known about the professional world when you were a student?
When it comes to creating professional relationships, taking time getting to know people on a personal level goes a long way.   

In thinking about emerging young professionals, what advice would you share to those seeking their first opportunities?
Look for companies that share your values and one that cares about its employees. Companies who put their employees above reaching goals or higher margins will earn the loyalty of their employees and those employees will be glad to work for them.

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