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VibeHero.com Content Writer"I was one the few locals in the company; most of them were from Denmark, France, Germany and Sweden." Full review »Amanda Poon , CLP (Certificate in Legal Practice), Brickfields Asia CollegeRatings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 4How many weeks was it for?12 weeksMonthly payRM 500What did you do?
I went to the office to have a very informal chat with him regarding the project so that I could have a better overview about my job scope, though it had been briefly outlined to me beforehand via email. To better explain what my tasks were, I'll briefly describe the project they're currently working on. The team I worked with manages VibeHero.com, a website which allows users to read, rate and review local attractions, somewhat like TripAdvisor. I was one of the few people that joined the Vibehero team when it is still in its infant stage. I was given the initial task of writing 80 such reviews per day for the website. It was very time-consuming and tedious, indeed it was quite a pain. Nevertheless, it was vital because the purpose of adding those reviews daily was to make the website look appealing, promising, and attractive to external users/investors. The purpose of adding those reviews daily was to make the website look appealing, promising, and attractive to external users/investors. I have written about 2000 reviews for the website. I was then given a different task; to write descriptions of roughly 150 words for each place or attraction. Restaurants, bars, spas, hotels; you get the gist - they all need descriptions, which need to be objective and precise, so visitors (especially with a view towards tourists) can better understand a place before they visit it. I delivered 50 of these descriptions to my boss per week. I also help write articles for the website. They will be published when the features become available on the site.What did you learn?
I knew what I signed up for, so it met my expectations. Work load was crazy, but I'm not complaining. I gained so much working for this company, I met many smart and talented people. Being in the company I soon realized that I am not as smart as I thought I was, because talented and young people are everywhere. I was one the few locals in the company; most of them were from Denmark, France, Germany, or Sweden. English is not my mother tongue and I kept pushing my limits and challenging myself. I can now speak very fluent English and also write it at a better standard. I also learned things we normally take for granted. For example, what makes Google and Facebook so successful to the point that we have integrated them into their daily lives? Of the many factors, I think marketing is the main reason because they are expert in the need to reach out to more people and be interactive and make people want to go back for more interactions. As a content writer I was occasionally involved in SEO (search engine optimization). This looks at how Google ranks pages and how our online digital company called Lion & Lion, a digital agency whose clients are like Airasia and Ikea to name a few of them, which is one of the ventures of the mother company. SEO makes sure that our website will be ranked ahead of others in the future. I learned that start up companies have a distinct atmosphere and work culture. To thrive in the adventurous and competitive vibe present at work, you need to be bold and super clever to stand out from the rest.Was your supervisor supportive?
My mentor had no clear aim of internship purpose and was unattentive unless prompted. But my mentor made up for lack of structure with active improvisation.What could be improved? What could you have done better?
My boss doesn't keep everyone in the loop about his long term plan, if he has any. The office is also too small and overcrowded. Rumour has it we are shifting our office soon.Advice for future interns?
Young, outspoken, adventurous and creative people with a great command of English would have found my job interesting.