Category Archives: interviewing interns

how to spot potential in new hires

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The Simplifiers team is made up of undercover superheroes.

We’re a diverse group of talent, drive, creativity and ambition…and we each have hidden talents that help us SHINE in our various roles on the team.

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But how do you spot these hidden heroes?

We’ve put together a list of our top 6 tips for finding diamonds in the rough when scouting out new talent for your event team. Read More

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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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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Get Your Team Figured Out For Fall…

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Psst, I don’t want to alarm you but…

…things are about to get CRAZY-BUSY really, really soon.

I know, I know, no one wants to hear it.  If you live and work in Texas, this month means 100+ degree weather and hopefully you’re taking time for self-care, sipping frozen margaritas on the beach and soaking up your favorite read of the summer.  The last thing on your mind is the Fall wedding season ahead.

I feel ya.

But, think of us as your undercover superhero…whispering in your ear…ever so gently…so you’re prepared for what’s ahead.  Making you look like a HERO for your brides, your vendors and your events team.

Now is the time to start advertising your Fall internship opportunities.

read below to get a copy of this to use for your firm!

read below to get a copy of this internship write-up to use at your firm!

Follow these 4 easy steps and you’re well on your way to attracting the very best people to work with your team this next semester.

I mean, c’mon…who doesn’t love ticking things off their to-do list?

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Become an Exceptional Interviewer of Event Interns

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How does Professor X spot a superhero in the making?  How does he ensure that he/she will one day make a great asset to the X-Men team, with the right training and support in place? What about the manager of a football team?

How does he predict which players to bring on-board?

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photo credit: abigail keenan

answer: preparation + intuition

Today, I’m going to share my five very best insider secrets on how to be like Professor X and become an exceptional interviewer of event interns, ensuring you’re bringing the RIGHT people on to your team, right from the start.

Because you don’t have any time to waste…you deserve to work with only the very best people.  And your clients expect nothing but the BEST from your firm.

Let’s dive in…  Read More