imc is still hiring
On a growth trajectory despite corona: even in 2020, imc AG is growing and utilises (digital) job fairs to find new employees. In this interview, HR Manager Melanie Michely shares which locations have vacancies and what’s on offer for apprentices, trainees, students and interns.
Hello Melanie! In spite of corona, imc continues hiring and is attending job fairs in the coming weeks. Which ones?
In the near future, we will be represented at two job fairs. For one, we will attend “nextdigital” in Saarbrücken on 12 November. In addition, we will be at the “Targul de Cariere” career fair in Sibiu, Romania from 6 - 7 November. Both fairs are held entirely in a digital format. That means participants can attend from their home and there’s no personal contact.
For “nextdigital”, participants follow a link on the event website to create a profile. If they are interested in a particular company, a matching process is triggered and if all goes well, a meeting is set up.
The process for Sibiu is similar: Fair visitors can create a personal profile and view a virtual fair. They can chat to companies they are interested in and arrange an initial meeting.
Does imc have other vacancies apart from those in Saarbrücken and Romania?
We have openings in several locations in Germany. Apart from Saarbrücken, we are also hiring in Essen, Munich and Freiburg. We are looking for employees in development, e-learning content and consultancy.
However, positions in Germany are generally independent of location. Certain vacancies are advertised at several locations, such as jobs in visual or motion design. We also have vacancies in Austria, Switzerland, Australia and Singapore. There, we are hiring for positions in IT support and pre-sales.
What did this year look like for you – in general and in terms of staff numbers?
In 2020, we increased our headcount by 10%. Given the special challenges this year, the initial training or onboarding of new colleagues took a different format from what we’re used to. Good communication is extremely important here. Generally speaking, we did have to adjust, but it proved rather helpful that we’ve already been using Microsoft Teams for a while. That allowed us to chat to each other and hold video conferences. All new employees are also given a tailored onboarding plan in Confluence, our online workspace. That works really well.
Thanks to our digital approach, we were also able to transition to home offices at a very early stage and without complications. The nature of the work has not really changed much for us. Sure, our internal communication is even more digital than before, but that can be done from home just the same.
Personally, I discovered that working from home works better if workflows are structured. If you also pay attention to a healthy diet and proper breaks, home offices are a sound long-term solution.
What trends do you expect for 2021? Which roles will continue to be in demand? What do applicants need to bring to the table?
We will see a clear upwards trend and we are confident that we will continue to grow. Applicants should be motivated, willing to learn and fluent in English to get off to a successful start at imc. In general, an interest in digital learning and new learning technologies are helpful.
Speculative applications are always welcome. We then check if the personality and qualifications are a good fit in principle, and can discuss opportunities on that basis. We also offer apprenticeships and traineeships, work and study programs, student jobs, work placements internships – despite corona and into the future.
We always welcome new colleagues and great applications!
I have been working in the imc Marketing & Communication team since March 2019.
I am passionate about communication, creative content and social media. I live by the motto: “KISS – Keep it short and simple!”
Explaining complex content in simple terms and making e-learning accessible to everyone are challenges that make every day exciting.
In my time off, I like to read, play poker and travel a lot.