The modern tech job market is a minefield for both job-seekers and companies looking to employ them. The Four Hour Internship is a new program that brings together job-seekers starting their tech careers with companies looking to hire them. By getting people to work on real problems together, we can accelerate the matching of candidates with the jobs that fit them. Here’s how it works.
You apply to be a part of a Four Hour Internship event in the specific field you’re interested in. For example, if you’re looking for a front-end developer position, that’s what you apply for. You don’t need a resume, a certificate or any other documentation. We don’t care about the sheepskin, and your employer doesn’t either. All anyone cares about is whether you can do the job. After applying, we arrange a short (15min) phone screen to check on the basic skills needed to do the job. If you pass the screen then you’re in the event, ready to meet prospective employers. Simple as that.
If you’re hiring for a junior tech position, you know how difficult it can be. You get flooded with applications, and you’re left sifting through hundreds or even thousands of resumes. Then you have to pick some of them out, screen and interview them, then hire. It’s an incredible time-sink. The Four Hour Internship lets you sidestep a lot of that process by providing you with an opportunity to actually work with qualified pre-screened applicants on real problems in real situations. No more contrived interview situations or artificial barriers. Just people working together, just like you would at work.