Listen: Eric Olsen, Intern, Google discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"And I was usually involved incision wanted to hire someone that was at least mid level to senior level. We almost never wanted to bring someone in that was junior level. Now going back to previous fifteen years or so I was in software development. So as a software development company, we just didn't really want to deal with someone that didn't know what they were doing. And if a lot of time and effort to bring them up to speed, and it was just a gamble. And so my hiring up to maybe like the last year or two has always been hiring mid to senior level people. Well, since we refocus to digital marketing, one of the things we realize is that there are at ton of marketing students in local colleges around here who are eager to do work as interns now we struggled with whether we should pay them or not in the end, we decided to pay. Ah them because we expect deliverables outta them. What we've found is that it's a great value. And these students are super eager to jump into the workplace and get real work done since we're doing digital marketing exclusively these days. It's a great fit because he students come in with a lifetime of experience dealing with digital marketing. Now, they're not experts by stretch of the imagination, but they know the basics of things like social media advertising and websites. We don't need to teach them that. Right. All we need to do is teach them the best way to do it. And if they come in with a good attitude, it's a great fit. So we experimented with this over the last two years. And at this point our process is really set we hire interns for a set amount of money all interns, get the same amount of money when they come in here. They work by the hour. It's roughly fifteen to twenty hours per week. They get amazing experience. They really do. It's a good thing for them to come in here and work for us and learn from us because we we are definitely way ahead of our competitors. And a leave with a wealth of experience. We also ensure that they get certifications while they're here part of the requirement is you have to get one or two certifications and things like Google or Facebook while you're here on the job. So it's great for them. They get amazing experience get money. They get certifications. It's a resume builder is great for us because they're enthusiastic they're relatively cheap. Actually, scratched the relative there really cheap when it comes to wages compared to a full-time person. You don't need to pay them benefits. It's a win win win for everybody. We love it. And the amazing thing is we have converted several of them to full time employees. So again young. Eager not very high wage requirements. They do really good work. They come in. And knowing a lot about the business already. And it's so good that we've converted them to full time employs. So check out your local colleges. See if they have an intern program get to know, the professors in your particular industry at that, college and see if interns a right for you. Definitely right for us. Thank you for"