5 questions for our recruiter Alessa
You have just submitted your application and are curious about how to proceed?
Or maybe you have found an interesting job advertisement and would like to know before you apply which documents you have to submit and what you will have to do after your application?
We asked these questions for you. Alessa has been a recruiter in Munich since November 2021 and is also responsible for the Hamburg office. In the blog post, she tells you how the application process works, what she pays attention to and gives you practical tips.
How does the application process at it-economics work?
First, an initial telephone interview is conducted with our recruiting department. The first thing to do here is to get to know each other personally and to clarify basic framework data. We will also introduce you to it-economics and see if we generally fit together.
This is followed by an initial, technical discussion with two interviewers from the counseling team. Here, a short case is usually worked on and then discussed. The case depends entirely on the future area of responsibility. For example, as a developer you will receive a coding case in your preferred programming language.
The application process is completed with a third and final interview. Here the technical knowledge is tested again, for example in a kind of buzzword bingo. Above all, however, it is about clarifying specific questions about future applications and projects. We prefer to talk about teams, but of course we would also be happy to welcome you in our office. Whether for the interview itself or simply for a short tour of the office, please let us know.
Which documents are required?
First of all, we need a complete CV. A short cover letter is welcome, but not a must. In the course of the process, we also need diplomas and job references and, if necessary, certificates.
What do you pay attention to in the conversation and what are your favorite questions?
In the first interview, it is particularly important to me to find out whether a person fits into the team and into it-economics. I would also like to know where our candidates would like to develop and what expectations they have of their future employer. Of course, our corporate culture and internal development opportunities should also match the ideas of the applicants so that everyone is satisfied in the long term.
I don't really have any favorite questions, mostly these arise from the conversation. It is also important to me not just to work through a list, but to respond to the applicants. But one question that I really like to ask is: "What are your expectations of us if you decide to work with us?" I think this not only makes the candidate's wishes clear, but also allows a lot say about the “it-economics factor”.
How to prepare
Before the interview, you should already have found out something about it-economics. Of course, no information is requested, but it still makes a very good impression. It also makes the interview easier, for example more specific questions can be asked, which is also more effective for the applicants themselves. After all, it's not just about getting to know you, but also vice versa. The more we can clarify in the first conversation, the better prepared you are for the second conversation.
Otherwise, no great preparation is necessary, as a rule, every conversation develops differently anyway.
Do you have any last tips?
Stay yourself! We want to get to know you and there are no wrong answers.
Communication is also a very important point, especially in technical discussions. We attach great importance to teamwork and you can already prove that in the case. Ask us questions and tell us what you notice. No perfect solution is expected, it's more about seeing how you work with us. We are also happy to give you tips and help you further. So there is no reason to be nervous 😊