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5 interview questions to help you find your superhero intern

By | intern hiring process, interviewing interns, Millennials | No Comments

So, you’ve written a standout internship write up and attracted some great candidates. You’ve reviewed their resumes and now you’ve got a potential intern sat in front of you waiting to be interviewed.

But what do you ask???

Time to pay attention! We’ve got the 5 must ask questions to help you make the perfect choice for your firm.

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set your interns up for success…in two words.

By | empower them, mentoring, working with interns | One Comment

Worried about hiring interns and having to babysit them?

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Ever had to keep correcting an intern’s work because they just didn’t know how you do things in your firm?

We have the solution.

Two words. SET EXPECTATIONS.

Either on an intern’s first day or an introductory visit before they officially start, you need to sit down with them and explain what you expect from them.  There’s a few key questions you need to ask and answer in the beginning…

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3 ways to handle information overload

By | life hacks | No Comments

There’s so much unwanted noise buzzing around in day-to-day life – too many darn distractions!

With constant stream of data at our fingertips and the ability to ask anything and get answers instantly,  it’s easy to find yourself swamped and sidetracked.

We’re one push notification away from a mental breakdown.

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So how do you calm the noise and keep yourself from getting overwhelmed? Well, here are a few suggestions…

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3 tips for managing event interns + volunteers

By | working with interns | No Comments
What do you do when you need to produce a large-scale event and know you really need to work with event volunteers to make it all happen?

A) do you give up and turn down a lucrative client?  (uhhh, no!)

B) do you try to do it all yourself?  (who, ME?!!)

OR…

C) do you take on event interns and volunteers to help fill out your team?

You might think it’s more risk and stress than it’s worth but trust me – I’ve been there!

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To make sure your event is a success, follow my 3 top tips about bringing on volunteers and interns and what I’ve learned over time of what they need from you as their manager and mentor.

 

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