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My First Month as a Recruiter at SimScale

Sabrina Hannappel
BlogAbout SimScaleMy First Month as a Recruiter at SimScale

After 2 years of parental leave, moving back home to Germany from the USA, and being in the middle of a pandemic, it was quite an interesting time for starting a new job.

Luckily in August this year, Jon Wilde, with who I worked in the past, reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in joining this cool startup software company —talent over everything, flexible working hours, a diverse team, and more. It sounded really interesting! Fast forward: he lined up a call with me and a recruiter to learn more about the opportunity.

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The Hiring Process

Lisa from the Talent Acquisition Team reached out to me on LinkedIn and during a first chat explained more about SimScale, the role, culture, and company environment. I enjoyed the conversation with her very much. Coming from a huge organization, a startup like SimScale just seemed like the right place to be.

My hiring process was super smooth. I had a first virtual conversation with Lisa, and later met with her and Vincenz, one of the Co-Founders, for a live assessment where we talked about my recruiting approach in more depth. And lastly, I was invited to a panel interview which gave me the opportunity to meet even more people from the team. As with every recruitment process, the interview stages seemed stressful at first but it was actually really good for me to be able to meet a lot of very nice and talented people from different departments. I also gained a great understanding of SimScale’s culture and vision. It was a wonderful atmosphere in all conversations. After three interviews within four weeks, they offered me the job.

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My Onboarding 

When I look back at my first month at Simscale, all my expectations have been fulfilled so far. Since I have a 2-year-old son, I enjoy the flexibility of working part-time in a fully remote environment. I have a wonderful, helpful, and supportive team. They created a great onboarding plan for me which makes it easy to get up to speed. I can ask as many questions as I want to and it’s even appreciated. I booked various calls across the organization to understand our departments better and every colleague took their time, introduced themselves, and gave me a very warm welcome.

Equality is a topic that is very important to me personally but should also be included in a work environment. It makes me very happy that SimScale is supporting diversity and inclusion. I love the fact that we have over 100 employees from more than 35 different nations. I can talk in multiple languages, with colleagues from all over the world during the workday. When I’m done with work I can jump into my car and in a short time be with my family and friends.

I am looking forward to the coming months and am excited to continue my journey here at Simscale!

Stay tuned for more insights into SimScale and see what the team has been up to on our @lifeatsimscale Instagram feed. Want to start your own SimScale story? Make sure to keep an eye on our careers page for possible openings!

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