"What am I doing wrong?"
Perhaps one of the questions I receive almost daily is, "I have sent out a hundred resumes but haven't received one call or email. What am I doing wrong?"
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The single most important thing you are most likely doing wrong is this:
***Assuming that an employer wants to teach you
how to become an event planner.***
This is a HUGE mistake that most beginners make; you forget that you need to be the type of person an employer wants to hire, not someone they need to train.
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You see, no employer has the time or the resources to take on a new employee and train them to do the job that they are being hired to do. Sure, that might have worked about thirty years ago, when the economy was booming and employers were begging for people to work for them.
But times are different. There are a lot of people vying for few positions. Your employer doesn't care how much you want to become an event planner, he or she just wants to know what you can do for them.
And so you must take it upon yourself to learn everything you can about event planning, how the industry works, and how to plan events. You need to be the kind of person that brings something to the table, and can hit the ground running.
If you don't take it upon yourself to learn how to plan events, then you will never, ever get hired.
So how do you do this?
"What ELSE am I doing wrong?"
A few other things that you might be "doing wrong" with your event planning resume:
* Not getting your resume in the hands of the right people, and not making a good first impression. You need to go the extra mile to get your resume not only in the door but to get it to stand out from the rest.
* Typos or grammatical errors. If your event planner cover letter and resume have either of these, it will get thrown out immediately. No questions asked. In the book, I discuss why and how to ensure you aren't making these mistakes.
* Not writing a "strong" enough resume. For example, can you see the difference between these two statements?
Do you see the difference? I talk more about this in the sample Event Planning Resumes eBook. I also include three sample event planning resumes that utilize strong, active language and outline various formats.
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Let's face it; if you are a beginner, then you can't rely on a resume alone to stand out from the crowd. And I will teach you why, and how, to accomplish this. For a small investment, you can take the extra step necessary to begin your career in event planning!