When most people decide they'd like to plan events for a living, they mistakenly believe that they have only two options for finding work; either work for an event planning company, or open their own event planning business.
In reality, you have a multitude of options for finding event planning work.
The world of event planning is very vast, with many related branches that support it. Once you "step out of the box" and realize that there are countless ways in which to find event planning employment, you increase your odds of getting work exponentially!
There are many ways in which you can work in the exciting world of event planning; and you don't always have to necessarily be the main event planner!
I am going to confess something that may shock some of you; I much prefer the days of travel directing or working as an assistant for local events than working as the head planner. Being the "head cheese" brings a lot of stress with it. Some people prefer to still have a hand in fantastic events, without all the stress of the entire event riding on your shoulders.
Analyze what you truly want out of your job, and then see if one of these other event-related jobs is more your style!
As you can see, there are many, many other ways in which you can work in event planning. Each of these can be a career path, or also can offer experience as you work your way toward becoming an event planner. By opening your mind to the other opportunities out there, you also increase your chances of finding work.
However, in order to land even an entry-level or assistant position, you simply must know the basics of planning events; including the vast and mysterious event planner lingo. To learn more about why you will never land an entry level position unless you know the basics of event planning (and what you need to know in order to get started), please click here to download my eBook.