Event planning can be a difficult industry to find employment in. Its popularity means that competition for places is often very high and finding the right one for you takes some effort. However, if you’re willing to spend a bit of time doing some research, there are lots of places online that can kick-start your career as an event planner.
Here are some of the most useful websites:
International Special Events Society (ILEA) – (ileahub.com)
Considered one of the largest associations in the event planning industry, ILEA gives you the opportunity to meet thousands of planners through its membership system. Once signed up you get access to the wealth of networking contacts that its 50-plus offices worldwide provide, as well as job listings and industry information.
Not interested in becoming a member? No problem. Their careers section points you towards jobs tailored to your skillset.
Event Planning Blueprint – (eventplanningblueprint.com)
Ideal for Event Planning newbies, this website offers an array of handy resources, such as tips and tutorials, to get you started. And what’s better, they’re free.
For those with experience there are also a range of courses on offer, as well as an excellent Facebook group for networking opportunities.
Meetpie – (MeetPie.com)
Awful pun aside, this is an extremely useful tool for those in the event industry. Acting as a portal, it gives you access to a range of useful sites. Its format is super user-friendly, too.
In my opinion, its best feature is an on-the-pulse news page with the latest industry information updated daily. The job listing page is equally fresh, bringing you today’s opportunities and developments.
Linkedin – (Linkedin.com)
Often overlooked by event planners, this is an extremely effective tool to find event jobs. An ever-growing number of companies are using it to try to reach new employees.
It’s also an ideal platform for advertising your planning skills, with its capacity to host videos and broadcast content to a huge number of people. Fun fact; a recent count identified 20 million UK users alone.
Indeed – (Indeed.com)
Boasting a superb search engine, just type in the exact event planning job you’re looking for and see what pops up. Its interface is also incredibly simple to use if you’re not a computer whizz. This website is particularly useful as it also provides salary information and company reviews; something a lot of similar resources don’t have.
So, as you can see, finding event planning jobs doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, with a bit of planning (see what I did there?) you can have a range of job options at your fingertips.
The above list is a surefire way to get started – happy planning!