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May26

Career advice for engineering

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Engineering is an exciting field that is always in demand. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether or not to pursue a career in engineering. 

Explore different sectors 

Engineers can specialize in many fields. Reading some job descriptions and looking at the websites of major firms can give you a better idea of what a job in a particular sector will actually entail. This can also make it easier for you to decide what engineering degree program will be best for your long-term career goals. Firms such as Transducer Techniques have found success by specializing in one sector of engineering. The company engineers state of the art load sensors that allow for better precision in fields such as manufacturing. Other exciting engineering sectors to consider include aerospace and automotive engineering.

Don’t be afraid to use your innovation and creativity

Engineers are thinkers. They are always looking for ways to create solutions. If you have a great idea, then there is nothing wrong with attempting to turn it into a reality. Some of the greatest innovations come from those that are not afraid to explore and think outside the box. For instance, Transducer Techniques started as an entrepreneur’s dream and found success by focusing on one specific aspect of engineering. Finding a niche market can ensure your success.

Explore employment with small companies as well as large

There are plenty of good opportunities with small to mid sized companies. A company does not have to be large to be extremely successful. Many people overlook these opportunities because they are determined to be employed by large firms. Small firms are also great places for those that lack real professional experience. If you are still a student, do not count out these smaller firms, as they can provide internship opportunities that can lead to better jobs later on down the road.

Recruitment fairs and networking are your friend

Websites and social media such as LinkedIn can be extremely helpful in networking with potential employers and other key people in your chosen sector of engineering. This can lead to many opportunities. Recruitment fairs or engineering trade shows are another valuable opportunity to meet firms face to face and find out what they are all about. This can help if you are still trying to hone in on which sector you feel most comfortable working in. Some firms offer several different sectors, so you may be able to work a bit in both.

Internships can make the difference

While a great education is important for employers, real hands on experience at an engineering firm can make them look at you in an even more positive way. Sometimes internships lead to full time employment at the firm that you intern at. These programs are very popular because they give firms a chance to recruit and nurture talented up and coming engineers.

Talk to experienced engineers

Talking to those that have been in the business for a long time can be valuable. They can give you insight into what is currently most in demand and what they find lacking in new engineers so that you don’t make the same mistakes.

Despite the challenges of this field, engineering can be a very rewarding career, and the wide variety of job opportunities in this sector ensures that there is sure to be a specialty field to suit your interests.

May25

The importance of regular office maintenance

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The business world is a busy one. In the rush to get as much done as possible, it is very easy to ignore maintenance of office spaces. Unfortunately, this could be driving customers away from your business, which means you could be losing money from disorder. Here are some more things to keep in mind about the importance of office maintenance.

A well-organized space means less mistakes and time wasted

We have all been in a situation where we simply cannot find what we need to do a job. This can be a huge time waster, which in turn costs not just time, but also money, so organizing and keeping your office clean can actually save your business money. It is also far less likely that employees will make mistakes if their individual office spaces are well organized. It is too tempting to take short cuts or become confused if things are disorganized.

Good maintenance makes clients want to stay

When an office space is clean and comfortable, then clients and customers will be comfortable as well. No one wants to sit in a messy office space with stained floors and fast food cartons on desks. Part of the reason for this is that messiness implies a certain carelessness that can make customers assume you will be just as careless when you do business with them.

Employees work better in positive and clean environments

If you want your employees to not dread coming to work and to perform at their best, then it is important that the office space be clean and comfortable. Garbage should be removed regularly and carpets should also be shampooed regularly and cleaned to avoid odors and unsightly stains. When you choose Action Chem-Dry for Toronto carpet and area rug cleaning, you will enjoy service that can remove 98% of the allergens from your carpet and upholstery and an outstanding 89% of airborne bacteria. This means employees and customers will be in the healthiest environment possible. 

Encouraging good habits

When a space is kept clean, it sets a standard of expectations that employees will try to follow. If an employee starts work at a firm that is disorganized and messy, there is a good chance he or she will be that way as well. That doesn’t mean you can’t change behaviors, so long as you level with your workforce and let them know the direction you would like them to take towards tidiness. Lead by example by making an effort in your own office space.

Set a schedule

Creating an office maintenance schedule can be an effective way to make sure that it is not overlooked. Fore example, you can schedule carpets to be cleaned every six months or have the windows washed monthly, while basic actions like taking out trash may be duties that you leave to your workers. What works best is going to vary based on your own preferences and the size of your company. Also be sure to set reminders for yourself so that you can make sure that cleanings don’t interfere with your business.

The importance of regular maintenance of an office cannot be stressed enough. Ensuring a clean and comfortable working environment means employees will be more productive as well as happy, which benefits everyone in the long run.

May06

How Time Tracking Software Increases Productivity of Your Employees

Time tracking software for employees is a concept built on increased productivity, closer monitoring and a more results-driven workforce. If your business can make use of employees’ time tracking software, it will make for sound business sense and an improved return from your freelance staff and home workers’ productivity.

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More and more businesses are making use of home workers and freelancers to drive down costs; and for many small start-ups and even large enterprises, it’s a sound idea and investment. Expecting a freelancer or even a regular employee to battle their way into work each day, through heavy traffic is not a productive idea however.

It is far better to have those employees hit the working day running. But it’s the age old problem of management and supervisory staff members not being able to physically see workload being actively completed that has held the idea of home working back for so many small businesses.

Time tracking software for employees totally changes all that. Software that tracks employees’ time spent on a job or a specific task, helps businesses to micro-manage all the work a freelancer or a home worker spends all day doing.

Time tracking software starts up the moment the home worker switches on their computer, so it can be an excellent motivational tool for the employee to “clock in” and start the working day. But time tracking software for employees does not simply start and stop with the logging in of someone sat at a computer.

A complete picture of the working day is presented and graphs, diagrams and time is simplified to let employers know what its remote employees spend their time actually doing. It can highlight that some employees are spending too much time reading emails and too little on completing the spreadsheets for the end-of-month sales figures; it may also show that an employee is spending too much time on low-productivity websites, such as social media, sports, news, and messaging web pages.

However, many businesses – particularly those in advertising and promotion – need employees to spend time on social media to promote the business and update live feeds to potential customers. This is where time tracking software for employees comes in handy, as it is easily adjustable to switch individual options for a separate employees or departments.

In other words, accounts departments will need to spend a lot of time on live currency update sites, whereas the sales departments should be spending more time on web pages which might attract new clients. Time tracking software for employees can easily be adapted to suit what is best for you and the business.

 

 

May01

Crowdsourcing Week Global 2015 Conference

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I recently returned from Singapore after attending the 3rd Annual  #CSWGlobal15 Conference. The conference was held at the Genexis Theater within the Fusionopolis research and development complex that houses research organizations, high-tech companies and government agencies. It was an impressive location easily accessed by the airbnb flat I rented in Holland Village, just two train stops from the event.

I met Crowdsourcing Week’s founder, Epirot Ludvik Nekaj before he relocated from New York City to Singapore a little over three years ago to launch this global conference. We had the opportunity to meet while attending some of the same Meetup events in New York City and eventually became friends and colleagues. My interest in the crowdeconomy, crowdsourcing and crowdlabor has grown ever since. If you have similar interest then you’ll want to attend one of Crowdsourcing Week’s future conferences.

The conference mission is the following:

“Crowdsourcing Week is committed to help organizations transition into a more open, connected, and socially productive society. We focus on how crowdsourcing can address the needs of today’s leaders to bring about meaningful change. Our big, ambitious goal is to get everyone thinking about collaborating with their stakeholders to create shared value.”

Genesix Theater

Genesix Theater

The overriding theme of the conference was “Crowd Economy: Disrupting Billion Dollar Industries and Empowering Billions.” Sean Moffitt’s presentation kicked off the Crowdsourcing Week event. During Mr. Moffitt’s presentation, we learned that according to the 2015 Global Crowd Economy Survey, the biggest industries being disrupted over the next 3 years by the crowd include: #1 Finance and Banking, #2 Non-Profits and Causes, #3 Technology and Software, #4 Art and Design and #5 Publishing, Communications and Media.

The finance and banking sector has seen Peer to Peer (P2P) lenders and crowdfinancing platforms entering their market to compete. Companies like Prosper.com and crypto-currencies such as Transpay and Bitcoin have been making the headlines in tech blogs and major news publications. According to the Crowdsourcing Week audience and some of the presenters at the conference, this sector may be the most disrupted sector in the near future due to an ongoing feeling of dissatisfaction of banks by the general public. Banks and financial institutions are perfect targets for disrupting and making irrelevant. One benefit of using P2P financing and crypto-currencies is that transaction fees are reduced and/or eliminated. These technologies are attractive to the everyday consumer and business owners.

Another highlight of the conference included a presentation by Freeelancer.com’s VP of Growth, Willix Halim. He succinctly illustrated how the physical is being taken over by software. For example, paperback books (physical) to Kindle readers (software), telephones (physical) to Skype (software), scrap books (physical) to Pinterest (software), paper maps (physical) to Google Maps (software), CD players (physical) to Spotify (software), job fairs (physical) to Freelancer.com (software), classroom education (physical) to Udacity (software), well you get the point. Just about everything physical is being created into a software version as well as becoming mobile. The examples are endless and startups continue to innovate in this area of Software as a Service (SaaS).

Willix Halim of Freelancer.com

Willix Halim of Freelancer.com

During the conference we learned that crowd, crowdfunding and crowdfinancing platforms have been growing at a rapid pace. Everyday there are new crowd platforms being developed to provide labor, help fund a new products, causes or even real estate developments. Some of the other crowd platforms discussed at the conference include; ASSOB, Pozible, Freelancer, RealCrowd, iFunding, Planeta.ruZooppa, and eYeka.

Big brands have been using crowdsourcing and open innovation for years including Lego, Coca Cola, General Mills, Proctor & Gamble and Nestle for video production, design services, contests and surveys for new product ideas. The crowd can deliver more creativity and content than one advertising agency or one video production company. The crowd is also cost effective in the sense that you can obtain many ideas or designs from one contest than you ever could from one vendor. It should be noted that the more conscious crowd platforms assure that the crowd is rewarded for continued participation in contests and task completion.

View of Singapore Marina Bay

View of Singapore Marina Bay

One final area of interest from the conference was the disruption of traditional education with software technologies such as Khan Academy, edX, Udacity and Coursera. Some at the conference strongly believed that in the future we will only have a handful of brick and mortar educational institutions because it will no longer be efficient or cost effective to deliver educational content in this manner. At the present moment, educational loans are the biggest burden felt by recent college graduates and it does not have to be that way with online education. The cost can be cut dramatically by delivering the content via mobile device or desktop. How wonderful would it be to have high quality, low or no cost education accessed by WIFI?

Guess what, it’s already here and growing!

Apr29

5 Tricks that will make your LinkedIn profile stand out

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Why do you need to know some LinkedIn tricks?

LinkedIn is by far the biggest business and recruitment networking site that is available on the internet. There are many recruiters, headhunters and HR managers actively searching the listings for new employees as well as many businesses that are looking for business opportunities and partners. But if your profile does not make you stand out and let people know who you are and what you are capable of then you are likely to be overlooked. This is why it is vital to look at all of the professional LinkedIn tricks that are out there to help you to ensure that your LinkedIn profile gets noticed.

Make a detailed profile

Ensure that your profile is complete, use the tool that LinkedIn itself provides you to show your profile completeness and ensure that your profile is complete. Like your resume it needs to not show any major holes nor should you exaggerate anything that you include within your profile. If you are going to be making several updates and adding historical information to your profile it is often best to turn off your activity broadcasts so as not to bombard your connections with multiple updates. This can be done through “settings” and then “privacy controls” where you will find the option to turn them off.

Have a good heading and summary

Ensure that your summary and heading clearly reflect who you are and what your strengths and passions are. Most recruiters and others searchers will look at your headline and summary before they proceed any further with reading your profile so these must be spot on.

Use Keywords

Like any other search engine when you search for someone with a specific set of skills or a specific job title on LinkedIn the site will look for matches that contain the words that are being searched for. So if you are “Quality manager” and are looking for work in this area then you must ensure that you have the keywords used frequently within your profile, headline, and summary to ensure that you show up in the searches. So even if your last job title was “Organizational excellence manager” but the role was that of quality manager ensure that you say so or you will not get shown when people search for “quality manager”. The same goes for your skills and abilities, make sure that you clearly mention them and use the keywords that the recruiters and others will use when searching for them. This is one of the most important LinkedIn tricks from LinkedIn profile development experts if you want to be found by searchers.

Use a professional picture

While it may be OK to use that picture of you and the kids on holiday as your profile picture on Facebook or even a picture of your pet cat in a funny pose you will want to put forward a more professional image on LinkedIn. Always use a recent, clear professional quality picture of yourself for your profile picture on LinkedIn so that the searcher sees clearly who you are. Ensure that you are dressed and posed appropriately for your career in your picture.

Proofread carefully

Just like your resume, just a few simple avoidable mistakes can give completely the wrong impression to the reader of your profile. You must ensure that you carefully review and proofread your profile to eliminate all mistakes so that there is nothing to distract the reader or give the impression that you do not care about your profile.

Use a LinkedIn profile development service

A LinkedIn resume writing service or profile development service can help you to ensure that your profile is going to work for you. Having a professional with many years of experience using LinkedIn review and improve your profile can make a huge impact on how your profile is perceived and how often you will be found in searches. So if you really want to get the most from your profile use our LinkedIn tricks or contact resume writing service for professional help.

Apr28

How To Be A Leader When You Are No Boss

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The moment founders and CEOs intend to promote and hire managers, they look for people who exhibit leadership qualities. But how exactly can you portray leadership if you are limited to an individual contributor role? Possibly, no one comes to you, not even project managers. The good news is that leadership is not a title. It involves a group of characteristics that can be easily acquired even if you are not the boss. Read through this article for some ideas.

Communicate Clearly

Leaders do not grumble behind locked doors the moment things fail to go in their favor. They do not say yes when they should have actually said no. They say what they actually mean and do it in a manner that others understand. This is not advocating for rudeness but rather nurturing directness and dropping any passive aggressive behavior.

Learn Flexibility

There can be many ways of do something right. If you insist on things being done in a specific way, you will be heading down the micromanager path which is not what leadership entails. Just ask yourself, “Is it the wrong way to do it or is it a different manner of doing it?”

Avoid Being a Dormant

Leaders always stand their ground in a polite manner. On the other hand, jerks are always rude. If an individual interrupts you in a meeting, just say, “I am sorry, can I complete my statement?” If your co-worker attempts to leave her work on you, say, “That will not be possible.” Does this mean that you should never give favors? The answer is no. You do favors just because you are nice or because it has some benefit to you not because you cannot reject the favor.

Assist Others

Leaders work together with other employees and give credit where it is due according to ctrlearning.co.uk Leaders do not look for opportunities to look down on others rather for opportunities to uplift others. Always remember that a leader is an individual who demonstrates desirable qualities.

Be Responsible For the Mistakes You Make

All of us make mistakes, therefore own the ones you make. When an individual points out an error, avoid starting the blame game, just say “thank you for informing me. Let me fix it.” In addition, when things start going the wrong way, seek some help instead of panicking and trying to fix all of them by yourself. That might just make it worse.

Pay Attention To Others

You may be having tons of ideas but cannot wait until it is your turn to take the stake. Just take your time and listen to what others have. Others have good ideas and a good leader acknowledges that good things originate from many sources. Do not cut off people but rather solicit ideas. You might end up learning more than you anticipated.

Be A Risk Taker

Some people think that leaders live charmed lives where everything is smooth. However, this is rarely the case. Failure is an aspect of success. You are actually demonstrating leadership by acknowledging the reality of risks and their potential payoff. It is stupid to jump blindly. If you look at a situation and take a risk, you are demonstrating leadership.

Apr09

10 Verbal Reasoning Test Tips You Need to Know

There are a number of verbal reasoning tests, however most are fundamentally the same. Reality is that verbal reasoning tests are used in a variety of interview and career scenarios nowadays. Learning what’s involved, what to expect and also some tips on how to master verbal reasoning will help you stand a better chance of getting the job you want.

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  1. Determine what kind of verbal reasoning test you will be asked to take.  The usual format is being provided with a short block of text and then questions with the choices of true, false, can’t say.  Usually the information that your prospective employer provides you with will tell you what the format of the test will be.
  2. Practice verbal reasoning questions prior to taking the test.  Do as many as you possibly can.  Get started preparing today to get ahead of all your competitors and start to practice with questions.   Practicing will help to improve your timing, accuracy and speed so that on the day of the real test you will be able to perform at your best. Here are some great tips on verbal reasoning for all ages.
  3. Practice your questions in exam-like conditions.  It should be a quiet environment that you can practice taking questions in without being disturbed for as long as the real test will take.  If you get used to taking questions in exam conditions it will make your real test much less intimidating.
  4. When you do practice questions, also take the time to review the ones you answer wrong.  This is an important thing to do since you will learn a lot more from your mistakes than the questions you answer correctly.
  5. Read news articles for practice and try to understand their main messages and key points.  Get accustomed to identifying what the key themes are and absorbing information.
  6. The night before your test, be sure to get a good night’s sleep.  Before sitting for the test, try to relax as much as possible.  Before you get started, take a deep breath.  It really can help with boosting your performance and calming your nerves.  View the test as a chance to demonstrate the knowledge that you have instead of a hurdle that needs to be jumped over.
  7. During the test, be sure to carefully read the questions and passages.  Re-read the questions you don’t understand.
  8. When answering the question, only use information that is contained in the passage.  Don’t use your own knowledge.  This includes even if you happen to be an expert on the subject matter that the passage is about.
  9. Before sitting for the test, carefully follow all of the instructions you are provided with.  Take note of how long the test is, along with the number of questions you need to answer within that time frame.  Quickly calculate how much time you have for answering each question.  That will help you stick with your time budget.  Move on if you happen to get stuck on one specific question.  Sticking to your time frame is very important when it comes to performing well on your verbal reasoning test.
  10. Take advantage of all of our learning resources.  We have numerous verbal reasoning tests that you can use to practice, in addition to articles full of tips and hints on how to effectively prepare for your test and improve how you perform on it.

So, follow these tips and you should be able to make more of your verbal reasoning test when it comes about.

Apr06

Student Excuses for being late

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Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with students in the capacity of a School Director, Director of Career Services and CEO of CreativeInterns.com. These positions often required students to either arrive on time for an appointment, interview or class and therefore enabled me to hear numerous reasons why students were late or just didn’t show up.

Over the past couple years, I started taking note of some of the more unique and often used excuses, truths and sometimes absurd flat-out lies that were told to me. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if these excuses were given in truth or to create empathy, shock or exemption from discipline for being late or not showing up. Enjoy!

Excuse #1

A homeless guy punched me because I was wearing a red hat.

Excuse #2

There was a really long line at the coffee shop.

Excuse #3

My shoe untied and I fell up the steps.

Excuse #4

There was fog and the ferry was delayed.

Excuse #5

My best friend was sick. (Note: can replace “best friend” with any living thing)

Excuse #6

I got my period.

Excuse #7

My train was delayed.

Excuse #8

I got lost.

Excuse #9

My alarm didn’t go off.

Excuse #10

I don’t know why I am late.

 

Written by: Marc Scoleri

Mar28

3 Things to Look for When Selecting A Shared Office

These days it is becoming less and less traditional to work a traditional job. More people are working from home, in remote locations, or quitting the corporate world of gray cubicles for tech startups in cold garages and freelancing from public computers at their local library. While it sounds nice to sit on the couch in pajamas or romantic to sip coffee while typing on your laptop at a local café, many workers soon realize that they are feeling lonely and isolated, and that they miss a few things about their old jobs. They miss eating lunch with coworkers and discussing who got kicked out of what reality television show. They miss gossiping during smoke breaks. They certainly do not miss that boss that was always breathing down their neck or those endless meetings that accomplished less than nothing, but they still need a community. If you need a little company at times, or just need somewhere to work that is not an arm’s length away from your refrigerator and one button away from the television, then a shared office or co-working space might be for you.

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Shared offices can be found in a variety of locations. Some are in spacious old cement lofts, others are in converted office buildings, and some are even in guest wings of private homes. Freelancers working for dozens of clients and remote workers hired by one person can all gather in these locations and form their own communities. You can rent your space by the day, the month, or the year. Basic locations with the bare minimum amenities charge around two hundred dollars a month. Others with better coffee, free black and white printing and comfy chairs, can get as expensive as five hundred per month.

But once you have decided to find a co-working space, how do you go about locating the very best one for you? Here are three things to look for: Does the shared office have the tools you need? What are the staff members and co-workers like? Is the office layout and location ideal for your needs?

Does the shared office have the tools you need?

Traditional company offices provide all of the necessary tools for their employees. You probably do not need half of them as a remote worker or freelancer, but some things like electricity, internet access, and drinks are always essential whether you are working at home of in a shared office. When you are looking for a co-working space, ask yourself what amenities you require. Do you just need a chair or a desk the size of a twin bed? Do you ride your bike to work and need to shower? How many electrical outlets do you need to run your tech? Are there books that you need every day for work that you do not want to drag around? If that is the case, you need extra storage to rent.

Do not assume that every place will have a full size kitchen complete with a stove and oven, a dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and espresso machine. There is no guarantee that every shared office will have a television for video conferencing or fax machines. If you need to print out color brochures for your marketing agenda, you do not want to rent a space with a printer that only prints black and white.

What are the staff members and co-workers like?

Most shared offices will have a manager on site or on call. All shared offices will have people coming and going. If you really want to be part of an office community again, it would be wise to avoid co-working spaces that only rent by the hour or by the day. You would not have consistent interaction with other freelancers. If you rent a desk for a year in a pod with six others who are committed to the same amount of time, that gives you people to not only bounce ideas off of but to be accountable to every day.

Do not forget to inquire, politely, how the people there act. Some people require silence while others thrive when there is background noise. Is it a room full of introverts all minding their own business and hiding behind headphones, or a room full of extroverts who never stop talking? Figure out who you want to be around before you commit.

Is the office layout and location ideal for your needs?

What is your travel situation like? When you look for a shared space, find out if you have to pay extra for parking. Check on bike racks, nearby taxi services, and bus and subway locations. Check out the neighborhood while you are at it. Will you be unable to concentrate after three in the afternoon because every kid on the block is playing street hockey outside your window after school? Does the local pizza shop deliver to your desk?

The internal layout matters, too. Look for shared spaces that can accommodate your every conceivable mood and need. Can you sit by a window one day and in a dark corner the next? If you need privacy, is there a place you can go to make those phone calls? When a client comes to town and wants a face to face meeting, will you be able to reserve a small meeting room? Maybe you are the type of person who wants to do some stretches outside to relieve stress – is there a courtyard that can fit your yoga mat?

Whether you are a photographer, a graphic designer, an architect, filmmaker, or a writer, all work at home employees eventually need a change of scene that is more than a desk. Because most shared offices allow people to rent a space by the day, you might try giving different locations a test drive. Meet different people, explore different neighborhoods and, most important of all, taste test all of the coffee! When you find one that meets your needs and answers the above questions to your satisfaction, you might have your new home office away from home.

Are you looking for a shared office space in New York City? Corporate Suites offers shared office spaces, virtual addresses and conference rooms in several convenient locations across Manhattan. Visit one of our locations today for a tour.

Mar28

How to Hire an Intern for your Media Company

Hiring an intern for your marketing company is quite an alluring prospect and also one that allows you to give back, improve your business and perhaps even train up a star employee of the future. For small and large marketing firms deciding on someone to join you and your business can be quite hard if you’ve not done it before.

Hiring an intern is in some ways different to hiring a traditional employee, although in many other ways it’s the same. So, what should you look out for if you’re thinking of hiring an intern for your company?

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Background

There are thousands of people coming out of university with very suitable degrees and qualifications for a job working in marketing. Whether they are English graduates, computer science students or marketing degree students – there are plenty of people out there.

Nowadays a lot of people in these positions want to receive training before entering the workplace and this is something you can capitalise on. Advertising for applicants for set internships is a great way to get the word out there that you want to get someone on board.

Experience

A degree is a good way to get an idea about how qualified someone is for a job in marketing. However, there are other signifiers. UK Marketers Abacus Marketing suggest you look for people who have active blogs, who make the most of their social media presence and who simply have that sense of social media savvy about them. These ‘doers’ are the sorts of people who have experience in the different marketing areas and are the sorts of go getters that have already taken an interest off their own bat in the world of marketing.

Hire

Using a company that specialises in the area of marketing can be a great way to uncover some gold candidates. Recruiting companies should focus on offering companies looking for great people the chance to hire quality candidates. If you’re looking for an intern they can offer advice on what to look for and how to progress with your efforts.

Internship

When creating an internship make sure that you are offering the intern something of worth. Too much internship opportunities are simplistic, coffee making roles that offer little in the way of benefit. By providing a quality internship you give someone a chance and also open up the likelihood of finding someone of worth for roles in house in the future. In a lot of ways you get back what you put into an internship and if you get a name for offering quality, then you will receive quality people in return.

Interview

If you do end up with a number of potential interns then it’s a good idea to interview for the positions that you have on offer. This can ensure you get the best, most interested interns and in addition this will be of notable benefit to you and your business in the future.

Hiring an intern can be a great way to help your business, allows you extra hands on deck and also may result in you training up a quality person for the future.