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Based on the weather summer ended a while ago already, but to follow tradition, we're celebrating the end of the summer today. What could be better way to do it, than to have ice cream?
We are also celebrating the end of an era, as our 2014 Trainees are "graduating" today. As of tomorrow they will be our permanent employees and members of the development teams. Despite of their individual situations with their studies, all of them were able to commit to working at least part time, and thus will be a valuable addition to our ever growing team of professionals.
Had you been deterred from this article after reading its unnecessarily complex title I would not have blamed you. But here you are. Perhaps you carried on reading solely because you have some extra time on your hands or maybe you are simply curious and not easily put off. Assuming and hoping for the latter, I believe this post to be relevant since it discusses curiosity, among other things.
I have been working at Exove for this summer as an office assistant. I study in high school and am interested in communications. I was thrilled when I got the job and even though I had my own expectations, hopes and fears, this job has turned out to be everything I ever wanted!
I have basically very little experience from working life before this, but I am an active member of the students association and act as an editor-in-chief for our school’s newspaper.
It's been a few weeks now since I started as a project management trainee at Exove and I'm starting to learn the ropes. Hence it might be suitable to share a few words about the application process and the experience thus far, especially since I'm the only non-developer trainee and might have a slightly different perspective.
With hours, days and weeks of challenging selection process, we’ve finally reached a point, where we have selected all our Trainees to our Helsinki office. Last of the Trainees started the day before yesterday and we are ready with the Program launch as soon as Tallinn recruitment is finalized.
This year we received altogether over 200 applications from talented candidates, of which we interviewed approximately 30%. As there are a limited number of places in the program, only one candidate out of ten interviewed got in.
Due to my other responsibilities and full trust in our organization, I rarely participate in recruitment interviews. Regarding this year's Trainees we made an exception, and I've participated in the interviews of our future Project Management Trainees. There is a reason why, and I thought I'd share it with you.
As a general rule, we believe in skill testing. Of course previous background in the field and interviews play a very significant role in recruitment decision-making, but we also want to know more about the way the person works, how they solve problems etc.
Trainee Program ads went live a couple of weeks ago, and we’ve received tons of applications and queries about the program. What has pleased me the most is that even the new positions in Project Management and Design have aroused such an interest. I decided that at this point I could share some of the highlights of the past weeks.
Spring is the time for job searching, at least for students applying for their internships and summer jobs. We are excited to be able to arrange the Exove Trainee Program for the second time and provide a chance for a couple of talented students to start their career.
Summer is almost over and the school semester is starting, which means my stay as a developer trainee is coming to an end.
I can still vividly remember the moment I received the phone call confirming my employment at Exove and I’m glad I applied, because compared to my previous places of employment, Exove easily proved to be the most satisfying place to work so far.
Now we've reached the point in our Trainee Program that I was really looking forward to - the start. It's not that I didn't enjoy the preparations or wasn't impressed by the amount of interest our program has raised. Genuinely, I have to agree with all the surveys that praise the Finnish schooling system: the intelligence and skills that young talents have just amazes me.