A netizen was rejected by the hiring company because they decided that an intern is cheaper than hiring a normal full-time staff.
It is evident that most companies will always focus on hiring cheaper employees rather than quality. This is the reason why we are not only competition our jobs from interns but also foreign talents.
- You dodged the bullet thereby not joining that company. I think your time is worth so much more than the terms they had offered you.
- Jobs are hard to get these days, but press on! You could try something different, maybe cold email an employee of an interesting company that you want to join. You could propose a few cool ideas that could help the company (e.g. grow revenue, get more customers) – these are more interesting than simply resumes to employees.
- I didn’t have much success as you in getting jobs through formal applications but it was only when I started cold emailing companies was when I got some job offers. It’s a different approach you may want to try.
That said, keep going, and all the best! Hope you find a good one next.
- My previous industry preferred intern headcounts over perm staff headcounts. The internship lasts 3-6 months depending on poly/uni.
When the internship is over, they often offer them temp contracts and let them stay up to between a few months to x months after new interns come in. Then these ex-interns/temp staff will train and hand-over to the new batch of interns before leaving. The cycle continues.
- In theory, interns are cheap because they’re getting stuff other than money from you (training, skills, mentorship etc.) Which of course costs you money (in work hours etc.) If you are not providing that, you shouldn’t be hiring interns – you’ll be exploiting them, and end up getting very little out of them.