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
Sending an Email Cover Letter
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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Hotel
Please find enclosed my CV for the position of Celebrity Procurement Trainee as advertised on www.indeed.com.
I believe that the nature of my degree course has prepared me for this position. It involved a great deal of organisation, planning, requiring initiative, self-motivation and a wide range of skills. I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have had experience delivering first class customer care. I am fully confident in working with all Microsoft Office software and have had experience with databases, spreadsheets, power-point etc. I enjoy working with all aspects of social media.
All of my previous work experience has been extremely customer service focused which is essential when organising and running events. I have been working as an Event Coordinator for the past 4 months and it has given me a huge insight into the world of events and I am continuing to develop my skills each day. Day to day I deal with customer enquiries, conduct show rounds of the venue, handle the budget, create reports, source items for the events, respond to emails and telephone calls and overall run the events. A few of the events I have the pleasure of organising are; weddings, dinners, birthday parties, award ceremonies, drinks receptions and graduations. I have also worked with other event companies during my time at university such as; conference and exhibition based companies, in the fashion industry, music events and large awards dinners. All of these experiences helped me to develop my skills and broaden my knowledge of the events industry.
In the summer of 2013 and 2014 I got the opportunity to work in the United States at a family run theme park which allowed me to experience the American culture and develop my customer service skills and meet people from all over the world. I am very eager to travel the world and experience new cultures.
I am a fast learner and accurate worker, with a keen eye for detail, and I would be very grateful for the opportunity to progress in the business environment. I am very outgoing, ambitious, hard-working and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. I have gained knowledge through my course which has given me valuable insight into the area of business. I have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I am successful. I believe I could be an excellent asset to your organisation.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
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