Need Advice Ahead Of Starting A New Job Or Internship? Check Out The Dear Intern Trend
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If you keep up with trending topics, you might have seen the Dear Intern Twitter trend pop back up on social media over the last week. The first iteration of the trend happened in June 2021 after an HBO intern accidentally sent out a blank test email to some customers, which led the company to issue a Twitter statement regarding the issue. However, in response to the Tweet, thousands of people commented or quoted the tweet with their own stories of mistakes they made in the past while working or interning. It seems fitting that this trend is making its big comeback almost two years from the date of the original tweet, especially since college graduations just took place and many graduates are now preparing to enter the workforce. Here are 10 of the best Dear Intern Twitter comments!
One Twitter user talks about how confusion between tenses led them to end an email with the wrong saying. While this isn’t the most embarrassing or mortifying reply in the dear intern trend, it is the most relatable. Trying to figure out how to end an email is difficult, we have all been there.
Now we’re getting to the major stuff. This user mentions how they mistakenly forgot to tell a client about a deadline that cost them thousands of dollars. However, it all worked out for them in the end after they told the client what happened and ended up working for them later. This is proof that a mistake, no matter how big or small, can eventually lead you to some big opportunities.
While getting fired may seem like the end of the world at the start, you never know where it will lead you. All it takes is one person to believe in you and your talents to get that opportunity of a lifetime.
May this be your sign to always double-check name spellings before you send an email in case autocorrect decides to step in and change it for you. If you can, use the autofill feature Gmail and other email sites use that automatically inserts the name of who you’re responding to.
Dear intern, if you’re sending a file to someone always remember to insert the file into the email. Also, make sure the file is the correct one before you hit send. There have been other responses in the trend where Twitter users have recounted accidentally sending their bosses photos of their pets or memes instead of the correct file.
Just another reminder to always proofread your emails before hitting send. Whether you’ve been autocorrected like in the tweet before this one or you accidentally spelled something wrong while speed typing to get your response out, double-checking your spelling and grammar is key.
If you’re new to a job and don’t know where everything is, that’s expected of you. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification or for someone to show you where things are around the office, especially when it comes to exits.
If you plan on doing what this Twitter user did and writing two resignation letters, make sure you label which one is which before attaching it to an email and sending it to your bosses. However, if you’d rather not and decide to play a game of chance, nobody is stopping you.
This user’s accident is now funny to look back at, especially because of what her video linked to. However, it is understandable that at the time this mistake felt like the end of the world, as it would feel for anyone. It is just another reminder to triple-check that every link or file you place in an email goes to the right thing.
Last, but certainly not least is this reminder from a Twitter user that mistakes are a part of everyone’s lives and that they are part of what makes us human. While we may think the first mistake or accident that happens is the end of the world, we just need to remember that other people have been in our shoes too, that we’re not alone in this.
Overall the Dear Intern Twitter trend is just what new graduates and those heading into their first adult jobs needed to hear. Your present slip-ups don’t diminish your successes or future opportunities. Keep your head up and know that everything will work out in the long run.
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