Although distributed companies are becoming increasingly popular, internships are still a wonderful opportunity for agencies to assess talent and for young job seekers to get real working experience. But how exactly can you mentor someone or be mentored without constant face time?
In this talk, thanks to my unique position as a former remote intern and current remote mentor, I will present some insights on how to get the most out of a remote internship: setting it up, hiring, being hired and making sure that the internship becomes a valuable and productive experience for both sides.
they're here, they're real, they work.
Product Marketing Specialist
SOCIAL MEDIA ENTHUSIAST
SERIAL WORDCAMP ATTENDEE
(and occasional speaker)
what’s up with all this noise?
the future of work
ARE YOU THE RIGHT
PERSON / COMPANY?
We — our job
…and if it hadn't been a remote job
we probably would have loved it anyway.
WHERE DO I START?
the internship starts tomorrow.
you’re a skype call away from
everyone in the company.
FIND THE RIGHT PLACE
coffee shop, co-working space, home, library… your call.
Build a routine
in-the-zone vs downtime… be in control.
Make things happen
…without constant supervision
DON’T MISS DEADLINES
you’ll only get judged on results.
do one thing at a time
multitasking is for cv’s.
work on several projects
and ﬁnd out where the talent is
reduce useless processes
reports, essays, meetings, calls.
optimise for happiness and productivity.
how do we stay on top of things?
they’re a pain, sometimes.
don’t be afraid.
ﬁnd the right ﬁt.
end it gracefully
Be wise on social media
stay in touch
(at least with people you liked!)
investing in humans
is how you build the best company.
should you accept
it on the spot?
keep working smart
more responsibilities, hats worn, money,
skills, steps towards real happiness
restart the cycle
a better tomorrow
people, companies, internet, society