People that don’t like working in an office for 8-10 hours per day need to find exciting and dynamic jobs that will keep them occupied. Don’t get us wrong there is nothing bad about working in an office, it’s just some people don’t find themselves while working in such an environment.
For personalities such as those, it’s healthy to find a job that will keep them busy and engaged in their work, and one job such as that is an event planner. To become an event planner you will need experience, but for such a job there is no specific college that will prepare you. So, the smarter thing to do is follow our simple steps that will help you inch closer to the event planner career.
– Volunteer to get experience
Volunteering is an important step in your journey to becoming an event planner. The more you get experience when it comes to working with people the better you will function in such environments. As an event planner, you will have to deal with deadlines, missing people, changes in the original plan and you need to learn how to work around those things. To have a good event planner resume you need to be excellent at:
– communicating both verbally and in written form
– Organizing and time management
– Negotiating with different types of people and finance planning
– Marketing, public and other types of relations
So, volunteering in the right industry will get you the experience in these crucial things.
– Take responsibility
Once you get some experience it’s time to move up and accept more responsibility. The more tasks you take on your shoulders the better you will become as a future event planner. The best place where you can start is a nonprofit organization.
Here you will get the respect and the surrounding where you can actually implement your skills without being judged too harshly.
Here you need to figure out: – what kind of organization you want to work for:
– What benefits you can bring to the organization and the market
– Will you work full time or part-time
– What event planning niche you want to get in after you are done with the organization
– Write down every connection
During your volunteering work and your nonprofit work, you will meet tons of people that you would not otherwise come in contact with. Write them all down as in an event planner life it’s more important who you know than what you know. Knowing the right people is more than half the work for the job.
– Take a course and get a license
The last thing in this business to secure your position as an event planner is to get a course and work out the fine details that you might have missed in your practical work, and get a state accepted license. With this, you are now ready to have a career as an event planner.