Position: Human Resources Manager
At the company since: 2015
Company: PROMOS consult
Janette Wesselow was a trainee at the administrative sector and now acts as Human Resources Manager. In the interview she presents herself and her tasks at PROMOS.
Hello Janette! How was PROMOS getting to your attend?
Janette: Originally, I wanted to do something completely different. I wanted to work at the police department. But this didn`t work out, therefore I needed a second plan and just applied at different companies for the office management. I found PROMOS on the internet on “Stepstone” and now I work here since August 2015!
Please tell us from your hiring process!
Janette: Pretty quickly I got invitations for job interviews. When I came to PROMOS for my job interview I didn´t know the very first office was the office for registration. So I just went passed it, till somebody asked me, where I wanted to go and brought me to the responsible person [laughs]. At the other interviews I didn`t feel as comfortable as here, therefore I decided to come to PROMOS.
Which expectation did you have on your education at PROMOS before you applied?
Janette: Both of my sisters had the same education. At that time it was called office clerk. They described me their daily routines and said, that it´s not a varying job. But I think it is very varied. Since then I`m working in the financial accounting department and in the office, afterwards I will work at the personnel department. But I don`t know what will expect me!
How old are you now?
Janette: I´m twenty years old now.
In this case you are one of the youngest. Do you nevertheless feel comfortable at PROMOS?
Janette: Yes, totally. All employees are open for questions and explained everything so well to me! PROMOS is more like a family, you can ask questions to anybody at any time here. Recently I had to do some homework for school in EXCEL and a colleague offered his help, although he was working in a complete different section!
What is your field of duties? Do you have to do typical things like “making coffee”?
Janette: Indeed I made coffee once, when I worked at the office. But that was only for customer appointments, where everything had to be prepared. This is a part of it! Beside that I had never been told to bring somebody a cup of coffee [laughs]. My main task in the accounting department is being responsible for invoices of our subsidiary. This includes getting in contact with the customers, if there are incorrect invoices. I`m even allowed to book the invoices for PROMOS. Other than that I book travel expenses, I check the invoice receipts, I write invoices and letters. I can always ask my educator and also the other employees and trainees from the accounting department, if I`m unaware of something.
Is it easy to combine your free time and your education? Which hobbies do you have?
Janette: Well there is not much time left for leisure activities. Because I live in Brandenburg and the route takes me at least one hour. And if I´m not at PROMOS, the vocational school or on the road, I have to learn a lot. Otherwise there are the horses from my sister. During the weekend I like to ride. Furthermore I like to read books.
Thank you Janette, for taking time for our questions. See you soon!
Janette: You`re welcome. Bye.