Monthly Archives: August 2015

5 Things To Watch Out For When Interviewing Interns

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Mentors, there are five key things you need to look out for when interviewing Millennial interns for your wedding planning firm.

If they nail these five things, it’s likely they are a great candidate for your team and will make great wedding planners in the future.

This is a tested method that has worked for years and years with our wedding planning firm, The Simplifiers.

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photo credit: alejandro escamilla, source: unsplash

We found that 9 times out of 10, these are the ones with the SPARK! Here’s the secret when interviewing interns…

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3 Tips When Reviewing Resumes For Future Interns

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If you haven’t already, now is the time to cull thru the mountain of resumes on your desk for your upcoming semester of new interns.

FACT: most US-based wedding planners are 1-3 person small businesses.

So, it’s vital that when you hire your new interns, you pick the RIGHT people to interview.  TIP: we always recommend that you aim to hire 3 or 5 interns every semester…yes, even if you are a 1-person small business.

Trust us here.  So, in order to interview enough candidates to fit the final cut…

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photo credit: alejandro escamilla, source: unsplash

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Apprentice Case Study #6 – Jordan Adams

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Over the years, we’ve mentored over 70 interns thru The Apprentice Program, giving each and every one their very own superpowers by teaching them tangible skills in event planning.

In this week’s Apprentice Case Study, we’ve spoken to former apprentice Jordan Adams to see exactly how the program helped her build skills and boost her career.

Read on to find out more about how The Apprentice Program contributed to her success as an event planner, taking the event industry by storm…
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Jordan, Summer 2012 apprentice

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Mentor POV #1 Becky @ Pearl Events Austin

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You may have seen our Apprentice Case Study blog posts, each week focusing on a different intern and what they learned from our eLearning intern training solution, The Apprentice Program.

Now, we’re switching it up.

We want to hear from the best of the best wedding planners in the US, who we know have a reputation to being a great mentor for others in the event industry.  They go above and beyond when teaching their interns about wedding planning and the ins-and-outs of their business.

Today, we are hearing from Becky Navarro, founder of Pearl Events Austin, to hear her insights and insider secrets…

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Life Hacks: Top Tips Using Trello To Boost Productivity

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Psst, have you heard about Trello yet?

It is a fantastic, easy to use app which will change your life…I realize that’s a bold statement there, but trust me here, it’s going to help you win back control of your time, to-do’s and life.
So friends, we’ve put together a list of our top tips to help you make the most out of Trello and use it to organize your team and keep your clients grinning ear-to-ear as their wedding planner.
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photo credit: Nadine Photography, wedding planner: The Simplifiers

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