by Roger Pynn
It is intern time again … and companies in every field are entertaining fresh-faced college kids (many about to graduate into a scary world) who want one last shot to learn real-world skills as interns.
Some may be wishing they could put their thumb in the commencement exercise dike.
But the smartest will say “let me mop the floors so I can show you I’m the hottest thing since sliced bread.”
Smart businesses will snap them up and turn their internships into boot camp experiences … risking a few bucks perhaps on more than one intern to have the pick of the crop because they will be your best staff a year from now as things are turning around. They won’t cost as much up front and they’ll know more than most of the folks you employ today.