As Team Lead, you now sit on the other side of the interview table. Have your own experiences influenced how you search for new colleagues?
Definitely. When I conduct interviews nowadays, I make sure that applicants feel welcome straight away and are not afraid to ask questions. I really enjoy bringing new people into the team and supporting them in their development.
How has your day-to-day work changed over the last few years?
I have much more contact with different departments within the company now. When we started internationalisation, for example, I first had to get an overview of who would be involved in the process. Also, my current position brings completely different challenges, which involve a lot of coordination with other teams. I also received support from our mentoring programme and benefited from the knowledge of an experienced colleague.
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope that as a team, we can continue to cooperate so successfully and openly. Translation is still in its early days at the company, and I would be happy if everyone continued to contribute to new developments. It’s fun to see how the input of different colleagues comes together to form the best solution for all of us. I also hope that we all remain on equal terms in the company and learn from each other. Today, just like ten years ago, we embody our “fail forward” principal. Nobody should ever be scared of making a mistake.
We still benefit from the spirit and cohesion of a start-up and combine this with the power and opportunities of a large company group.