Meet the Team: German Editor, Sandra Stein

Who are you, where are you from and what’s your mission at Jobspotting?

I’m Sandra, content and editorial manager at Jobspotting. I was born in southern Germany, but I’ve already lived in many places including France and Luxembourg. My mission at Jobspotting is to create great, interesting content for our German Journal by Jobspotting that people want to read and share.

When you’re not working, where are you most likely to be found?

I have a little daughter, so at this beautiful time of the year you will probably find me somewhere outside enjoying sunshine and my baby’s laughter.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I had a lot of dreams such as actress, detective or hotel manager. As a teenager I started thinking that I should probably be doing something that I’m actually good at – which is writing and talking.

What is your pet hate?

I can’t stand it if my perfectly sorted bookshelf (by alphabet, author’s surname) is messed up. I just found a Barbery before a Bánk. Who did this?!

What is your guilty pleasure?

I have a weakness for tearjerkers and schmaltzy love stories. I’ll happily discuss Heidegger’s concept of authenticity with anyone who asks, but if you invite me to a “Jennifer Aniston and Meg Ryan movies night” I will most likely be there, too.

Where is your favourite place?

My home.

What TV show, past or current, would you like to have a cameo in?

Friends! I’d really love to once sit with the guys at Central Perk.

What was the first album you ever bought?

4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More! (Well, I didn’t get any pocket money at that time yet, so my mom paid in the end)

What is your game-plan for the zombie apocalypse?

I’ll be part of some underground defence army.

Tell me an interesting fact.

Did you know that the Finnish passport is at the same time a flip book with a walking moose?

Who would play you in a TV movie about your life?

Hopefully Marion Cotillard.

What do you love about Berlin?

I love the international atmosphere. You hear so many different languages and meet so many people from all over the world. Also, I love the Korean and Vietnamese restaurants here!

What’s your secret talent?

I speak Luxembourgish fluently (You didn’t know that is even a language? Well, check this out and learn how to make a doctor’s appointment in Luxembourgish.)

What’s your favourite quote?

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw

Why do you like working at Jobspotting?

When I first came to Jobspotting, I was overwhelmed by the open and creative atmosphere. The team is highly motivated, hard-working and dedicated to Jobspotting’s mission to disrupt how we search for jobs. But at the same time it’s a lot of fun working here – we share a lot of laughter (and crazy stuff we found on the world wide web, of course)!

The Jobspotting Team

The Jobspotting Team

Jobspotting is a personalised job recommendation engine. We aggregate job opportunities from across the web and recommend only the most relevant ones to users based on their personal skills and interests. The Journal is where the team writes about topics that affect your career and working life.