A marathon was completed by our Human Resources (HR) department on April 2nd and 3rd in Linz. On day 1, about 200 IT professionals, IT students and IT-HTL students were informed about vacancies and trainee programs at bet-at-home.com at the IT Career Forum held at the Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut (Wifi). The following day the second job fair followed at the Teconomy Linz at the Johannes Kepler University, where – among other things – a small pug caused a sensation.
Football sports betting meets IT
Being there for the second time, the IT career forum was no novelty for the HR department. The focus of the fair is on 15 to 15-minute lectures. In the case of bet-at-home.com, Georg Zipp, team leader of the Mobile Web and App software development team, took the stage.
“On the basis of a football sports bet, Georg explained which IT activities are necessary for quoting and adjustments during a match as well as for the billing afterwards”, says HR department head representative Oliver Hermann, who listened to the lecture and adds: “I also learned something.”
Teconomy, one of the biggest career fairs for academics, showed more of a classic approach. In addition to an entertaining Tec Talk by HR Head of Department Silke Gruber, it was mainly recruiter Katja Buchner together withJörg Forstner (SQL & Data Warehouse Developer) and Martin Jäger (IT team leader Backend Developer) , who discussed the current job offers at bet-at-home.com with the numerous interested visitors of the booth. One of the funniest moments of the day had less to do with jobs though.
“At the fair, a small dog was led through JKU on a turquoise leash with a dog bone rhinestone motif. That was amusing,” says Buchner.
But the seriousness of the day was not cut short. “The students were really well prepared and had already reviewed the career page in advance. Above all, they wanted to gather information.”
If you do not want to wait until the next job fair on October 17 at the FH Hagenberg, you can look at the current job advertisements here and apply directly.