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Event Planner

We are looking for an enthusiastic event planner to ensure that events are organized and carried out flawlessly. You will be required to prepare the event plan, ensure requirements are in place and supervise the event organization from start to finish. You are responsible for the event’s success and our customer’s satisfaction.


Hospitality Industry

This industry comprises of various categories of service related fields such as hotels, restaurants, transportation, and event planning to name a few. It is a profit-oriented multibillion-dollar industry directly dependent on the disposable income and leisure time of people.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience with planning events, arranging the requirements, budgeting, and finance.
  • Learning how to organize and multitask on the job.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices for the hospitality industry.
  • Exposure to the culinary, service and hospitality industry.


Responsibilities

  • Chart out the requirements for every event and deliver them.
  • Ensure budget and financial plans are being adhered to with all expenses concerning the event.
  • Take charge of booking and preparing the venue before the event.
  • Network well with vendors and clients and ensure a healthy relationship for the smooth functioning of the event.
  • Ensure vendors chosen are up to the standard with good quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • Negotiate with vendors for better deals and terms.
  • Hire and supervise the personnel for the event.
  • Perform final checks before the commencement of the event to ensure everything is in order.
  • Oversee the smooth functioning of the event and swiftly respond to any problems that may arise.
  • Prepare reports on the event and its successes and failures.
  • Maintain a database for all vendors, employees, personnel, and details of previous events.


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, management or other relevant courses.
  • Prior experience with event planning or as an event coordinator.
  • Record of having organized successful events to your credit.
  • Proficient with computers and MS Office.
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking and time management skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Works well under pressure and in a high-stress environment.
  • Highly analytical and strong problem-solving aptitude.


Average Salary

An average $62,176 per annum.

An average $18.70 per hour.

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Career Path

Event Planner is a job role that can be considered as an entry level to an intermediate job role. It is the role responsible for charting out the requirements for every event and delivering them. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, management or other relevant courses.
  • Masters degree in a similar discipline.
  • 1-3 years of experience in hospitality.


Career Progression

With sufficient experience in the field, one can move on to:

  • Event Coordinator
  • Travel Counselor
  • Sales Counselor
  • Travel Consultant
  • Promotions Manager


Sample Questions

Personal
  • What made you choose to become an Event Planner?

  • What do you love about event planning?

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Human Resources
  • What do you look for while hiring employees?

  • How would you handle an employee who is a liability for the event?

  • Are you comfortable with working flexible and unpredictable work schedules?

Management
  • How do you respond to last-minute changes? Tell us a story to support this.

  • In what way will you measure an event’s success?

  • How do you network with vendors?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • What are the key aspects of every event?

  • How do you go about choosing a venue?

  • How can you work towards making an event environmentally sustainable?