Intern Selection Process – Writing For Don Charisma

I’ve discussed with business partner Danny, and we only have the resources to manage one (maybe two) intern(s) on this the first Don Charisma intern program. We’ve had 6 applicants.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS INTERNSHIP, PLEASE APPLY FOR THE NEXT ONE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

Personally I’d prefer to take on all those who applied, but we simple don’t have the resources. So the selection process will be as follows :

  1. I will announce two pieces of writing, one on SEO, then later one on web design (or development).
  2. You will be given 48 hours in which to write your entry, which will be submitted to me by email. Don Charisma’s blog runs on GMT, so please make sure you are familiar with converting timezones, as deadlines will be listed in GMT.
  3. Your entries will be listed in a post, along with a poll, and my readers will get the chance to vote for their favourite entry.
  4. At the end of the second poll for the second entry, we will gather the scores and make a decision on who will go through. Winning in the poll does not guarantee a winner, we will take many factors into account. Please just try to do your best, and remember that all factors are being considered, not just our readers opinions.

We feel that a competitive process is the best way to assess who’s really up for the challenge, and really wants to give it their best shot. Working under pressure, and in the public eye is something that we have to do in blogging and in our work, so the selection process in itself is a good experience.

PLEASE understand that it’s nothing personal in who we select, we’re just doing our best within our resources.

OTHER BLOGGERS DO NOT RESPOND TO THE INTERN’S WRITING TITLES, I WILL IGNORE ANY PINGBACKS AND COMMENTS IF YOU TRY TO ENTER WITH WHAT IS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

I WILL TAKE A VERY DIM VIEW OF ANYONE WHO INTERFERES WITH OUR INTERN PROGRAM. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

DonCharisma.org-Writing-Intern

The Don Charisma Internship Applicants

Dear Intern applicants,

If you have applied and we’ve accepted you for the selection process, then you have agreed to the terms laid out in my original post –

https://doncharisma.org/2014/04/21/intern-opportunity-writing-for-don-charisma/

A reminder that all work produced during the selection process and whilst you are an intern, is copyright to DonCharisma.org.

You are :

heatherbcosta – http://heatherbcosta.wordpress.com/about/
mandamoonflower – http://mandamoonflower.wordpress.com/about/
RuralPoet – http://ruralpoet.wordpress.com/what-is-your-lifes-purpose/
thatmominchelsea – http://thatmominchealsea.wordpress.com/about/
nupoorjain – http://nupurrule90.wordpress.com/about/
indianaiype – http://indianaiype.wordpress.com/about/

I’ve sent an email to everyone above, I’ve only received 5 replies, which means one person didn’t respond or didn’t receive my email. If this is you, please let me know as soon as possible.

Please include your blogname in any emails, so I can quickly see who it’s from. It is possible that the blog has one name, the avatar a different one, and further the person’s name is different.

So, dear applicants – send me another quick email to say you’ve seen this post. If you have any issues with the timescales (or any other issues or questions), I need to know about them now please. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, so that everyone gets a fair chance, but within that remember it’s competitive and you’re already being assessed.

Warm regards

Don Charisma


Resources & Sources

Pen & Paper – morgueFile


Notes for commenters:

Comments are invited. BUT you are reminded that this is a public blog and you are also reminded to think before you press the “post comment” button. 

Good manners are a mark of a charismatic person – so please keep comments civil, non-argumentative, constructive and related, or they will be moderated. If you feel you can’t comply, press the “unfollow” button and/or refrain from commenting.

I read ALL comments but can’t always reply. I will comment if I think there’s something that I can add to what you’ve said. I do delete without notice comments that don’t follow rules above. For persistent offenders I will ignore you permanently and/or report you.

Most decent people already know how to behave respectfully. Thank you for your co-operation on the above.

Warm regards, Don Charisma



12 thoughts on “Intern Selection Process – Writing For Don Charisma

  1. Hey Don,

    I do try and read as many posts as I can but also very busy running our game at Monkey Side Bars.

    I will continue reading your posts when I can but cannot commit to the above at this time.

    Good luck 🙂

    *From all the staff at Monkey Side Bars :)*

    Abe Rosenfeld @rosenfeld2 Tabitha Raincloud @newjupiter

    David Burles @davidburles Stacy Curtis @seraphlynn_

    Tracy Strassburg @ Tracystrassburg Paolo Sessa @pmaxx69

    On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 7:59 PM, Don Charisma

    1. LOL, next time hun, you’re welcome to apply, I might even come back to this post and announce all the people who said they’d like to … so be careful what you wish for 🙂

      1. Luckily these days we have this wonderful thing called the internet, which means people can work from anywhere … sorry a bit flippant, but applicants are from all over the globe, so location not an issue 🙂 … I said be careful for what you wish for !

      2. LOL, don’t worry hun, I’ve been just as mean to all the other well wishers, just for fun really … and no, if you can threaten and laugh at the same time, then your future boss is happy, confident/nice people are always a joy … as long as you don’t do it serious 🙂

        Cheers

        Don

Leave a Reply for Don Charisma

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.