Meet Teresa Ihm
“Get out of your lectures, and into the industry. Do as many internships as you can!” Let’s meet our HR Manager Teresa and hear what she’s going to talk about her life and suggestions!
WHERE AND WHY?
I work as HR Manager within the Operations team. As our HR team is very small (Head of HR Anne and me), I get lots of responsibilities and can work independently on many exciting projects! My daily tasks include for example screening applications, conducting interviews or optimizing processes and forms. Other than that, you will also find me at career fairs or organising events for all Silexicans, such as activities for the healthy workplace or afterwork drinks. I live and work in Cologne. My flat is just a 10 minute bike ride from the office!
BEST THING ABOUT SILEXICA?
The super international and young team! Everyone is super friendly and helpful, and great fun to be around, also after work! As the company is growing and evolving, many processes have been optimized and new ones have been established. Our continuous feedback from all Silexicans really help make this company a better place to work!
WHAT DO YOU DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Spending time with family and friends, enjoying a good coffee at a local café, reading books and travelling to new places and cities! If I hadn’t become a HR manager, I probably would have become a lawyer, or in an alternative reality travelling the world as a photographer/blogger!
ADVICE TO FUTURE SILEXICANS?
Get out of your lectures, and into the industry. Do as many internships as you can, in different companies and fields, so that you really learn what you want/ don’t want and like/ don’t like at a workplace or job!