As of Friday 6th July, I became an intern at Bagservant.co.uk!
It was the easiest application process I’ve been through and I’m learning so many new skills!
BagServant is an affiliate marketing website; we don’t actually sell the bags ourselves. We write blog posts about bags we’re liking (including reviews and general news), create a buzz about new releases and eventually lead people to relevant websites to buy each bag.
It’s a pretty interesting company which has been great to become a part of!
I discovered the vacancy for an Editorial/Marketing/Blogger intern on twitter at about 3am on the 4th July. I was initially interested in the editorial internship aspect of the role and as the eager beaver that I am, I replied asking for more information about the role straight away. They dm’d me the next morning, leading to emails back and forth, which eventually led to Lenka (my boss) asking me to meet her that very day! She also asked me to write and bring a short (300 words) review of one of their bags to see my writing style. I’ve never been good with word restrictions, so I wrote 500 words instead haha.
The “interview” was very casual: we met at Starbucks and chatted over tea and frappuccinos. Lenka discussed the role with me, asked me about my current circumstances and my future plans and of course read over my review. It wasn’t perfect (which I hadn’t expected anyway) but it pleased her. I then presented her with my CV, which was probably the turning point of the whole meeting. She had at no point asked me for my CV, but my brain told me it would be useful since I’m not always great at verbalising my skills. Of course it was beyond useful, because my web design skills and experience listed on my CV are (what I think) helped me really secure the internship!
I was offered the internship without a trial period and started that very Friday!
I work full time (Mon-Fri 10.30-5.30) as one of many Editorial/Marketing/Blogger interns. Honestly, I don’t enjoy the editorial and blogger tasks as much as the marketing and PR stuff I do! Maybe it’s because I’m not passionate about fashion, or that I have enough of blogging here without having to do it at work, but I find myself regularly struggling with bag reviews. It’s particularly daunting since the other interns are Journalism students and graduates!
Luckily my boss is very flexible and after a quick discussion she agreed that I could focus more on the marketing and PR.
So far, I have:
It’s been an interesting experience so far and I’m glad that I’m learning so many new things!