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5 Event Planner Resume Examples For 2021

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: May 2, 2021

Event planning is famously one of the most stressful, difficult jobs in the world. The need for attention to detail, organization, operations under tight budgets, and the need for serious multitasking skills makes this job hard! 

With all this stress and responsibility, you shouldn't have to worry about writing the perfect resume to convey your skills. 

That's where we come in. At BeamJobs, we've reviewed 500 event planner resumes to figure out what types of resumes get the most interviews. 

Then, we distilled this information into 5 free resume templates built to help you get your dream job in 2021. Use these, along with our helpful writing tips along the way, to improve your resume. 

Event Planner Resume

Event Planner resume example

Why this resume works

  • Look quickly at this resume. What sticks out?
    • We asked this question to 50 different focus groups, and the answer was always the same. The numbers stick out.
      • Hiring managers, on average, only spend 6 seconds on each resume they review. Therefore, the most important thing you can do to improve your resume is include quantifiable metrics (numbers), because they will catch hiring managers eyes.
    • Numbers also do an exceptional job of demonstrating your accomplishments. It’s much more difficult to convincingly tell hiring managers about your accomplishments, than to show them with numbers.
    • Having trouble incorporating numbers? As an event planner, we recommend you include metrics on the number of events you’ve planned, the types of events you plan, the percent of positive reviews you have, ways in which you’ve improved efficiency, ways you’ve saved money by negotiating contracts, improvements on ratings, and the number of software products you use.

Corporate Event Planner Resume

Corporate Event Planner resume example

Why this resume works

  • If you want, you can include a resume objective on your resume. The resume objective goes just under your name and job title.
    • We haven’t included an objective here, because we only recommend them when you’re undergoing a relatively substantial career change, or you have minimal experience and need to fill up space.
    • If you do include a resume objective, make sure you specify it for each job you apply to. You should take note of the job description and include relevant skills in your objective. And don’t forget to include the job title and company name!
  • Include specific software on your resume. In 2021, prospective employers assume you have a strong understanding of applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Gmail. It’s a better use of space to include niche, job specific software like Event Mobi, Cvent, Eventbrite, Hubb, and Whova.

Entry Level Event Planner Resume

Entry Level Event Planner resume example

Why this resume works

  • If you’re just starting out and don’t yet have event planning experience, don’t feel bad. We all have to start somewhere. You can use your work experience space to highlight internships, volunteer experiences, or school projects that relate to event planning.
  • You can also include any unrelated paid work experiences that you’ve had. These jobs still demonstrate responsibility, and you can carefully word them to highlight all the skills that are relevant for a great event planner.
    • For example, this resume includes server and hostess work experiences. Both of these resumes highlight collaboration, sales, software knowledge and communication. You can make nearly any work experience relevant for your event planning resume.

Senior Event Planner Resume

Senior Event Planner resume example

Why this resume works

  • As a senior level event planner, you have years of achievements that can speak for themselves. Make sure to take advantage of quantifiable metrics to demonstrate your accomplishments.
    • Any hiring manager that reads this resume would be ill-advised not to hire this person. Increasing event attendance by 25% and having a network of over 300 vendors is highly attractive to potential employers.
      • Focus on important metrics, such as event attendance, client satisfaction, negotiated contract savings, or ROIs.
    • If you don’t have exact numbers, that’s okay. You can use rough estimates or state ranges (for example: “coordinated events for 15-20 clients per month”), or state maximums (for example: “saved clients up to $5,000 on vendor contracts”).

Event Coordinator Resume

Event Coordinator resume example

Why this resume works

  • Many applicants spend all their time focusing on their work experiences and forget to include resume skills. But you may be surprised to learn that the skills section is actually the second most important section on your entire resume.
    • In fact, for hiring managers to ever see your resume, you need to include relevant skills. That’s right! Hiring managers use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to filter applicants before they read them. If you don’t include important skills, your resume may end up in the trash can rather than on a hiring managers desk.
    • Some of the most important skills to include on your event planning resume are organization, multitasking, negotiating, software, and critical thinking.
  • Take a look at this resume. Each sentence starts with an action words, bullet points are kept around 200 characters or less, and active voice is used throughout. When you sit down and write your resume, you need to make sure you confidently sell your worth!
    • If you’re having trouble or don’t know how to do this, take a look at our resume checker. And if you think your resume is great, use this checker to see where improvements can be made.

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