Every 2 weeks, we’re offering 4 people an internship at Picklive – we’ll be posting the ads tomorrow.
In the meantime we’ve been doing some research into how other companies hire interns and we’ve decided there are three things that we’ll be avoiding:
- The ‘fun’ question. We have a theory that if the only way you can assess whether a candidate is fun is to ask them to think of a fun answer to a fun question (eg if you were a transformer which one would you be?) then; a) the candidate is probably not fun; and b) you are probably not fun either;
- Creating an impression that interning is a wild adventure a bit like working in a theme park. We will avoid asking interns to jump in the air, do a dance mob or make a rap video;
- The tight fist (aka “the Tony Blair“). Our internships are unpaid and last 2 weeks – we don’t expect you to work for 3 months for nothing while we have £25m.
(alright alright we will be expecting you to do the mob dance – its absolutely brilliant, lets look at it again).