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7 ways to become a super connector

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Do you know one of those people who seems to be connected to everyone?

That person with an address book stuffed full of valuable contacts who always has someone they can count on to help them in any situation? People love and value connectors not only because they’re friendly and popular but because they help others find opportunities and introduce individuals who otherwise may never have met. They’re also the types of people that just seem to find it easy to meet and book new clients and get contracts.

want to be more like them?

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You might think that these people were just born with the skills to make friends and influence people but trust me, it takes practice – follow our tips and you can learn how to be a super connector, too…

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3 tips to get your internship opportunity seen by the RIGHT people

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By now, you’ll have used our expert tips to create a standout internship write-up.

Great start.

Now it’s time to begin advertising your internship opportunity. Obviously, It’s no use putting up your internship write-up where potential interns won’t see it. So, we’ve put our heads together to give you insider tips on where you can put your write-up to make sure your firm gets the very BEST candidates applying.

Read on if you want to attract the very best interns next semester…

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photo credit: viktor hanacek

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Empowering Millennials in the Modern-Day Workplace // SEPA

By | empower them, FAQ, mentoring, Millennials, SEPA, US Department of Labor, working with interns | No Comments

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

Last night, I had the absolute pleasure of conducting a webinar with members of the Student Event Planners Association (SEPA) from all over the United States, talking about a topic that is near and dear to my heart:

Empowering Millennials in the Modern-Day Workplace

In this 60 minute episode, I’ve jam-packed some of my very best insider tips for employers and for millennials themselves.

WATCH:

SHOW NOTES:

  • 5 tips for employers who work with millennials
  • what’s the most important thing they want from their job?
  • don’t believe the hype – both about millennials and about gen x bosses – let’s squash some stereotypes!
  • 5 tips for millennials on how to empower yourself in your career
  • what’s the most important thing your boss expects from you?

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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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Where to Find the Very Best Interns

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some of our very best Apprentices

some of our very best Apprentices over the years…

It’s all about getting the right people on the bus.

Let’s face it…you’ve got a small business to run, no time to lose, no time to slow down.  Especially in busy season, which is basically expanding to 10 months out of the year now, it seems.  Yup, I totally know that feeling.

There are times you’d much rather just keep your nose down and plow thru the ever-mounting work on your weekly to-do lists than even think about taking a step off the proverbial golden hamster wheel and taking time to weed thru resumes and interviewing candidates ad nauseam.

But hold the phone, for just a moment.

What if I could share with you my top 3 insider tips on where to find the very best interns, saving you time, making your life easier and helping to attract the right people to your team?

Well, here goes…  Read More