Employment opportunities or internship with Heaven's Gift

These past few months, we have received so many resumes that we stop counting how many applications we have had to date. A pity that most applicants do not match the fundamental profile of team mates we are looking for.. tho some of the applicants are very well educated, experienced, otherwise, I will love to meet some of them.

So I decided why not we pen down and share with you the profile of a planner assistant we are looking to hire. And if you are the one, do write in to us, we are keen to meet you.
Basically we are not looking for short term internship, if you desire to be an intern for us, we need at least a minimum of 6 months commitment, preferably longer period. The main reason is it takes at least 6 months, if not more for someone to know the basic fundamentals in the wedding industry. All of our clients are generally well travelled, business executives or expatriates, so the ability to communicate well, as well as presenting one's knowledge with precision is essential. I don't believe in trial and error approach, every member represents a part of Heaven's Gift, and you need to be confident and know what you are talking about when you face the client.

Nevertheless, I am willing to explore new or old blood who possesses the following qualities :
  1. If you are willing to humble yourself and serve, imagine being a butler for the bride, helping her to wear her shoes, fetching things around for her or her family, and not perceive these tasks as lowly duties, then it is the first step to become a planner assistant.
  2. To be able to work as a team. No one acts like a boss in our team. Everyone learns to support and help one another. It is through that, you get to learn even more and be an efficient planner assistant
  3. Commitment, commitment and commitment. Contrary to what many think - wedding planning is so fun, it is actually a very tedious and strenuous job. We may start work late, but we work even later. Before the event begins, we are there, when all guests leave, we are still working.. Our working time stretches more than one can imagine. Clients' rest days is our work days, Client's work days is also our work days.
  4. A passion for design. In fact, I am looking for more than a flair, I am looking for talents in design and creations.. I may not be physically handling all the designing, but I do know how to train one to be good in this area. We are looking for ability and availability.
  5. Finally and most importantly, I do look for reliable and faithful team mates. The industry is too small, and too competitive. We are not looking for players who seek to take a short cut , and try to be the next competitor. We rather train someone who believes in the organization, has the heart to learn and contribute to the team, than for someone who watches and tries to duplicate. On a hind note, we know most of the planners in the industry, some have become good partners, whom we refer to clients as well when our hands are full. I always believe each planner is unique and draws a certain group of clientele.. but as any planner, I am certain no one embraces a "stealer".
And after reviewing the above checklist, and the demanding qualities, and you still think you could be the one for Heaven's Gift, then we want to meet you..
Please do not call or sms me to get a job which amazingly, some actually did, I just thought that is very unprofessional. You want to impress your boss with your first impression, send a proper resume and let us do the calling. I look forward to see the new batch of applicants who know what they are getting into.

I think many may be surprised to see my upfrontness, but it is good to know who you will be working with. I strongly believe in training planners of next generation to be professional and capable; despite some may perceive planners liken to the Hollywood movies - disorganised sloppy learners, I think it's time for a change. This is a professional and highly qualified occupation, so be different, and strive to be excellent.

Comments

Hidden Closet said…
I do agree that being a planner is not easy.. :P
Padmanaban said…
When you have acquired new skills, it is important to know where to find job openings to put them to work