Working in Sales

Sage is based in Boston, but has lots of contact with team mates in Athens, as well as potential
customers across the globe. He joined Workable’s Sales team in January 2017.

Workable is...
Exciting, trailblazing, and fun.
- Sage Jankowitz

Where were you born?

Newton, Massachusetts.

What was your first job?

I was a Production Member Facilitator at NewTV, the local cable access station in Newton, MA where I grew up. This involved helping local community members produce their own shows: political, religious, kids shows, cooking shows, library shows, etc.

What do you do for fun - other than work, of course?

Play basketball, watch documentaries, visit sculpture parks, hiking.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

I lived on Cape Cod for a winter with just a wood stove for heat. Brrrrrr.

Describe your most memorable event:

I went to the Bread and Puppet Theatre in Vermont. It’s a giant puppet show in a meadow that’s been going on since the 60s. The original creator of the puppet show still makes the puppets and runs the programs. And he serves you bread after the show is over.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

A cartoonist.

Who or what makes you laugh?

Larry David, Chris Rock, Fred Armisen, Louis CK, my Dad.

What do you feel strongly about?

Ice cream sundaes.

Do you have a favorite food (other than ice cream sundaes)?

Dumplings.

Describe your role at Workable:

I talk to potential customers all day and I love it. In an eight-hour span I could talk to someone from Berlin, another person from India, and a third from Milwaukee. I love to understand where our customers are coming from, both personally and professionally. I get a lot of joy out of the mutual work that happens between myself and customers in creating a solution that makes their working lives (and often the lives of their candidates) much better.

Everyone is really team-oriented. I feel like I can go to anyone with a question or idea. We all want to succeed individually, of course, but we equally want to see our teammates succeed. I consistently see teammates helping each other out. It’s a really supportive environment.

When did you join the company?

January 2017.

What’s the highlight of your day?

Grabbing lunch with my co-workers. Before this, I was working from home so I didn’t get chance to socialise. Now I get to grab lunch with co-workers every day and talk shop or life or whatever. I love that.

There’s also our monthly Workable Dines Out treat. The last Friday of every month we pick restaurant names out of a hat and we go in small groups for a nice lunch out. It gives us a chance to get to know people in other departments and what they’re up to. It’s great fun.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

It’s clear we are going into unchartered territory with our company and it’s exciting to be a part of that.

What’s on your desk?

Coffee mug. Headphones. My hand gripper fiddler thing.

The best thing about working here?

The people. Everyone is really team-oriented. I feel like I can go to anyone with a question or idea. We all want to succeed individually, of course, but we equally want to see our teammates succeed. I consistently see teammates helping each other out. It’s a really positive and supportive environment to work in.

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Workable helps so many different companies hire, which means I get to speak with lots of interesting and varied people. It’s great. The collaboration in my team is impressive, we all work well together and everyone is willing to help each other out.

I love that I have a strong background in the talent acquisition industry and have the luxury of being able to show customers our wonderful product. I work to target larger companies and agencies that have multiple recruiters and sourcers on their team.