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Time management is a struggle for most people. With so many events and projects weighing on our personal and professional lives, it’s easy to feel pulled in both directions yet leave the situation unsure of how to make heads or tails of it all.

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When I was in junior high, I had a brief moment where I thought I might be cut out to be a tennis player. (Yes, this had everything to do with a brief crush on a rugged, pre-balding Pete Sampras.) So on a warm spring day, I gathered with dozens of other eager 7th and 8th graders and attempted to show whether or not I had what it takes to make the cut. And while the fact that I had never really held a racket should have tipped me off as to how things were going to go, the whole process only cost me an afternoon: I tried out, I didn’t have what it took, I went home and watched Saved by the Bell.

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We often ask ourselves what qualities we want in an ideal intern: reliable, charismatic, disciplined, self-motivated and the list goes on and on. However, if we want to change the conversation towards not just seeking out top talent, but attracting it to enhance business growth, it’s time to point the lens inward to see what your company provides that interns are on the hunt for in their internships.

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As a business owner, you know that one of your company’s greatest assets is the people you hire for your team. This makes your hiring process incredibly important for building a healthy, successful business. It’s not enough to have a good vibe about someone, or offer a position after only one interview. Instead, you and your human resources department will need to field dozens of applications and conduct multiple interviews to be sure you’re getting the right person for the job. It’s a time-consuming process, and it can be tempting to cut corners or make a quick decision based upon one successful interview.

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