Event planning jobs can be tough to find. The classified section of your local newspaper might be the best option if you are looking within a specific region. However, if you are not sticking to a specific area, here are a few of the most popular sources to help you in your search (may it be speedy and successful!).
10 Resources to Find Event Planning Jobs
Perhaps the most high-profile site that lists jobs related to event planning is MPI (Meeting Professionals International). On the front page, look for the jobs section in their drop down menu. Here you can start looking for your dream job by typing in your keywords and state. You can even improve your resume by submitting it for free review.
If you like working in a team, then this is your best option. When you apply to become a team member at Happily, they will group you up with other team members to work on an event planning project. This is a perfect place to jump start your career. Also, you will get a chance to meet and socialize with some of the best event planners out there!
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is the world’s largest network of Business Events Strategists. They have a job section on their website where you can find targeted jobs in your relative industry. They also offer membership programs for event planners. If you are new in your field or looking forward to enlarge your network, then these group associations really help.
As more and more companies are using LinkedIn to post job listings and trying to reach their possible candidates, it’s important to create a professional and eye-catching profile. Keeping in mind that LinkedIn is a professional networking platform, it’s important to add connections that are relative to your field. Share useful information, and tips, and also try to help your connections if needed.
You can look for event planning jobs in the Jobs section. If the job is listed directly on LinkedIn, having a good profile with good recommendations will help boost your application.
Finding a job in a good company is not easy. Experience and good networking helps a lot. By becoming a member of ILEA (International Live Events Association), you get a chance to meet thousands of professionals in your market field. If you are not interested in becoming a member then no worries, you can use their career section to find jobs that best meets your skills.
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Here you can upload your resume free of charge, and let the human resource officers come to you. You can even search for jobs by typing in keywords and location in the search bar. Indeed also provides company reviews and salaries for certain job titles. This feature will help you decide which company to choose and what salary to expect.
Event Careers is a great job board provided by a publication called Event Marketer. If you are looking for jobs in your local area or region, then this site will help you find your best match. Only serious and interested employers are found here as they pay to post jobs and review resumes.
Snagajob is a great resource if you’re looking to pick up a few extra event planning hours here and there, and build your resume. You can even sign up to get job alerts sent right to your inbox, so you can respond faster than other applicants and have a better chance at getting the event planning job.
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is one of the largest associations for marketers in the United States. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, networking events, the AMA also has a robust job board dedicated to marketing positions. The best part is that it’s accessible to everyone, you don’t need to become a member to benefit from this.
10. Meeting Jobs
Meeting Jobs is a great way for event planners to find temporary or permanent jobs. Their website consists of a comprehensive job board which is updated daily. They also hold webinars and services geared toward connecting talented candidates with respective employers.
So, now you know a few of the many sites that can help you find the best event planning jobs. Bookmark these resources and start searching. Also, if you subscribe to the Social Tables Insider email, you’ll receive a curated selection of available event planning jobs right in your inbox every week!
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