Intern Selection Process – WE HAVE A WINNER!


It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who’ll put there hands up to an opportunity, and then flake out under any kind of pressure – “oh work you say, hmmm, no that’s not for me”. Success involves hard work, it’s not something we just get handed on a plate … who knew !

Heather B Costa is someone who keeps her word, and does MORE than she was asked. Why ? Because she’s got what it takes – drive, enthusiasm and passion. She has in my view what it takes to be successful at whatever she wants. She rose to the challenge and succeeded. Flawlessly. A lady WITH CHARISMA.

SO I’M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT HEATHER B COSTA IS THE FIRST DON CHARISMA INTERN

DonCharisma.org-Writing-Intern

Heather submitted a very fine article to me for the first phase of the selection process, EARLY, before the deadline. She is professional, motivated, personable and skilled.

ALL WHILST REMAINING HUMBLE AND OPEN MINDED.

Regrettably none of the other intern applicants will be going through.

So Heather will be getting the prize of direct line to Danny and myself, and working on a real commercial project, with real clients. The learning opportunities are MASSIVE, and I will do my utmost to unsure that she’ll get a huge amount out of the internship. I will be mentoring her (along with Danny), so she’ll be getting to know our little secrets that make Don Charisma one of the best blogs there is. Insights into the secret sauce that’s put approaching 28000 followers onto a blog in just over 9 months. Insights into how to write posts that get 300+ likes on them. You can’t buy these kind of opportunities. Direct line to god, well not quite that, but you get the idea.

BUT don’t worry if you missed out on this intern program, we will be running more soon – please apply when we announce.

We’ll be keeping you updated on Heather’s progress here on the blog. I’m really looking forward to what she’ll come up with – she’s an excellent writer.

With the other intern applicants having been unable to complete the first article – publishing the article she’s written is largely a moot point. However I’ve decided to publish it anyway, along with my own submission – what I would write given the same title. It’s in no way competitive, and mostly to help her see how I’d write it. And you guys get a front row seat – lucky you 🙂

THE WINNER

 

Heather B. Costa

CONGRATULATIONS HEATHER AND WELCOME TO DON CHARISMA, DANNY AND I ARE VERY HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOU. THANK-YOU FOR YOUR EFFICIENCY, PROFESSIONALISM AND CAN-DO ATTITUDE.

I HOPE YOU’LL ENJOY AND BE INSPIRED 🙂

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



71 thoughts on “Intern Selection Process – WE HAVE A WINNER!

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  2. Woo!!! YAY! Go Heather! Go Heather! (I’m doing a happy dance. I wish I had some pompoms.)

    You write some fantastic stuff and I am sure you will be showing Don and Danny how its done before too long 😉

    1. Thanks Naomi!

      At the moment it’s the other way round with Don and Danny showing me how it is all done…. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Staci, this is an awesome opportunity for me and one that I plan to grab with both hands!

      Don is an excellent guy and it is going to be an honour learning the tools of the blogging trade from him 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for the warm welcome, Don, I am very much looking forward to being mentored by you and am excited by the prospects of what Team Charisma can achieve.

    Thank you also to everyone who offered their heartfelt congratulations on my successful application. I believe that this is the start of some excellent things to come. Don and Danny, you are both great guys and I can guarantee that you’ll never get anything less than my best when it comes to working for you.

    Here’s to an exciting and prosperous future! 🙂

    1. You’re welcome Heather, you do shine in so many ways, so it was the easiest choice in the world …

      Congrats once again, and here’s to doing great things together 🙂

      Warm regards

      Don

  5. That is awesome! Congrats to Heather. What a great opportunity 😀
    Will be nice to read the prompt work. Interesting to understand and get the idea of how this kind of writing works you know?
    Love that you are doing this Don.

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