We all want to work with GREAT people.
I mean, really…who wants to surround themselves with anything less?
The truth is, your prospective interns are competing against each other to get a position within your company, but keep in mind, you too are competing against hundreds (if not thousands) of other companies to get the top picks in your city, both inside and outside the events industry.
How do you make sure that you get the best applicants competing for a place at your firm? Click below and learn our top 4 tips to attracting superhero candidates to your internship program.
4 tips to attract superhero interns
1) clearly state the benefits and opportunities
It might seem obvious, but point them out anyway. Include every incentive you can to attract the very best applicants to choose you.
Do you offer opportunities for continued learning outside the office? Will there be a chance to shadow a senior member of your team or attend networking events? What will they gain working for and with you?
You need to show the best applicants why they should choose you and not a competitor. Remember, you CANNOT promise an unpaid intern the “possibility” of future employment if they work for you unpaid. Their time with your firm (if unpaid) must be 100% voluntary and should be done for college credit ONLY.
2) outline the role and responsibilities
This means details. Preferably in bullet point form. If applicants can see that they’ll get to do interesting tasks or something that will build their skill set, they’ll see the value in the position.
Equally, you want to make sure that you’re getting applicants who are a good match – there is no point hiring someone who ONLY wants to learn about working front-of-house when you want someone to help with behind-the-scenes planning, back in the office.
3) tell them about your company culture
Are you corporate or more informal in your work-style? You want to attract like-minded people who will be a good fit for your firm, so tell them about you! What makes you different?
4) mention your training program
The best intern applicants are going to be looking for a firm that will invest in them with education and help them progress professionally. The firms with a training system in place are also more likely to give interns higher levels of responsibility because they know their internship program will have them up to speed and ready to take on more important tasks.
No set training curriculum? No sweat…that’s where The Apprentice Program comes in!
What things do you do to ensure you’re attracting the very best people to apply for your internship program? Leave a comment below and share your best tips!
Save time and minimize stress by training your interns to become superhero apprentices.
The Apprentice Program includes:
weekly “spark” training videos
intern homework missions
intern report cards
intern pop quizzes
mentor support and advice