If you've come to this page looking for a listing of event planner jobs, I offer a link to a resource below. However… please read this page first; as it has some incredibly important information that will help you more accurately apply for jobs, and will help keep you from making some major mistakes that will prevent you from ever succeeding!
If you've decided that you want to become an event planner, congratulations! It's an exhilarating industry that will provide a lifetime of adventure, endless excitement, and incredible memories.
However, before you run off and start applying for event planner jobs, there are a few things you need to know. I would say 99% of beginners make the same major mistakes as they start looking for jobs; mistakes that are detrimental and will automatically get your resume thrown in the trash. If you don't go about the process correctly, you quite simply will never get an interview, and you'll never start your career.
My entire website is filled with all kinds of advice, but here is the single most important piece of advice I can give you:
Employers don't have the time or the resources to train you.
This means that you have to take it upon yourself to learn about the industry and how to plan events, in order to become the type of person that an employer wants to hire.
What does this mean?
Basically, if you just decided that you want to become an event planner but don't have any experience, you can't expect to land an "entry level position" where the company will teach you how to plan events. That might have happened thirty years ago, when the economy was fantastic and companies were begging for great employees.
These days, the reality is that the industry is very competitive. Companies have downsized to their bare-bones, skeleton crew. They don't have anyone that has the time to take you around and teach you how to to do the event planner jobs that they have hired you to do.
This means one thing: that you must take it upon yourself to learn everything you can about the event planning industry and how to plan events; even before applying for entry-level positions.
Otherwise, you are wasting your time sending out resumes and cover letters, hoping to land that perfect opportunity where someone is just dying to teach you how to become an event planner.
So, you might be asking, how in the world do I break into the industry, without any experience?
That is, admittedly, a challenging predicament; one that can be referred to as a "catch-22." You can't get a job until you get some experience, but you can't get any experience until you get a job! How in the world do you break through this?
Basically, you first learn everything you can about how to plan events. It's amazing how many people say they want to become event planners, yet they don't want to take the time to learn how to plan events! Events don't plan themselves; and you will never get hired for any event planner jobs unless you first learn the basics of how to plan event.
Then, using your knowledge that you've learned, you start volunteering and applying for work. However, there are a few tips and tricks that will help get you in the door.
I explain it all, and so, so much more in my online video course, Planning Events: a Step-byStep Guide to Plan Any Event. I have helped dozens of people start their career within weeks or months of signing up for this course; and it can help you too.
If you are ready to start your career now, click on the link to learn more about this fantastic tool that will help you catapult your career more quickly than you ever believed possible!
If you're convinced that you know enough about event planning to start searching for event planner jobs, then check out the resource below.
In the box where it says "What", type in words or terms such as "event planner," "meeting planner," etc.