There is a demand out there for qualified and capable people to organise all kind of Events.
Event managers needed for a variety of events, inc business team building, concerts, sports, exhibits, fundraisers, fashion shows, award ceremonies. The list is endless.
From a very early age I have taken a keen interest in the running of things, school plays were always exciting for me, not because of the auditions for the lead part, but because I could yet again help organise and run the play. Planning and seeing through a successful project is what I buzz off.
My most recent event has been through my current job a Betting Office Manager, where I have organised a trip to the races for the customers. I managed to do this under budget, very successfully and to everyone's satisfaction. It was a very successful day, and I made new contacts which I can hopefully utilize in the future.
I believe the skills I have gained in my life experience during my 10 years since school will benefit me in becoming a student Glamorgan University and I will be very proud of. Skills including; honesty, integrity, maturity, respect, and above all, a desire to achieve everything that I can, and be the best at what I do.
In my personal life, I thrive from organising days out and parties for friends and family. Whether it is sporting events on the TV, or trips to the zoo/theme park for example, I take pride in helping getting everyone together to enjoy a wonderful day.
I am the father of two gorgeous children and husband to a beautiful wife, my main goal in life now is to achieve a qualification for Event Management and become active in this field.
Over the three years during the course I would also like to learn another language, as I believe this will benefit me further in my future as an Event Manager.
In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, watching sports, walking, spending time with the family, and have a keen interest to one day travel the world.
How to Craft a Resume and Cover Letter as an Event Planner
Highlighting Your Organizational, Communication and Planning Skills
Event planning positions require impeccable organizational, communication, and planning skills. To get the attention of an employer, you need to provide examples of previous event experience and detail the ways in which your involvement directly led to the event's success.
Below is a cover letter and resume example for an event/meeting planner position which you can adjust to suit your needs.
Event Planning Cover Letter Example
Dear Mr. or Ms.
I am writing because I am keenly interested in your Meeting and Events Planning Director position at Universal Events, Inc. I have qualified success as an event planner and possess an organized and detail-oriented work ethic which I can bring to the role.
As a Senior Event Coordinator, I have planned and executed over one hundred corporate events, ranging from large-scale international meetings to intimate fundraising events. I have overseen all aspects of event planning for corporations. This work ranges from finding appropriate venues to selecting vendors to publicizing events through print, electronic, and online media.
My experience with financial and contract management is also in line with your job description. As an event coordinator at Event Management Solutions, I oversaw a variety of events, both large-scale and small-scale. I identified ancillary revenue sources and various cost-saving opportunities for clients with limited budgets.
I am known for my ability to stay within the parameters of my clients’ budgets, thus ensuring their satisfaction.
I have enclosed my resume and will call within the week to see if we can arrange a time to speak.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Below is an example of a resume for an event planner that can be adapted to suit your needs.
Event Planner Resume Example
123 Main Street, Boston, MA 02215
Organized and detail-oriented event planner with over eight years experience in planning and executing meetings and events. Expert in selecting and transforming venues to accommodate clients’ needs. Skilled at developing strong relationships with quality vendors. Proven ability to manage schedules, meet tight deadlines, and orchestrate consistently high-quality events.
July 20XX – Present Senior Event Coordinator – Professional Events, Boston, MA
- Direct the planning and execution of corporate events (including meetings and fundraisers) for a prestigious roster of corporate clients.
- Serve as primary contact for all vendors.
- Maintain strong relationships with numerous international vendors to assist corporations in planning overseas events.
- Manage budgets of up to $100,000 for large-scale events.
June 20XX – June 20XX Event Coordinator – Event Management Solutions, Natick, MA
- Seamlessly planned and executed events, both professional (e.g., conferences and meetings) and social (e.g., weddings and birthday parties) for a range of clients.
- Managed budgets of up to $30,000, for events with up to 500 attendees.
- Oversaw a team of vendors and event contributors including entertainers, photographers, caterers, and AV technicians.
January 20XX – May 20XX Special Events Associate – Art By Kids, Inc., Boston, MA
- Coordinated fundraising and donor communication for a nonprofit organization promoting and selling youth artwork.
- Organized two annual fundraisers and served as the primary contact for all vendors.
- Developed effective social networking outreach and managed radio and print ad campaigns to promote events.
- Recognized by the Executive Director for increasing attendance at fundraisers by 25 percent.
XYZ University, B.A. in Marketing, June 20XX
ISES (International Special Events Society), Member
Event Planner Association, Member
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