How to get your cv to stand out in the crowded events industry

Posted by on March 27th, 2020

How do you get your cv noticed in the competitive world of events once life is back to normal?

These are my top tips and can be completed whilst you are working from home, studying at home or self-isolating during the lockdown.

Once life has returned to normal and the deadly coronavirus is no more, the events industry will be very busy with all the events scheduled from this period running in Q3 and Q4 as well as the normal events scheduled for that time. There will be a real need for event staff then and into 2021. Now is the time to get everything in place so you are ready to hit the ground running with job hunting when things are back to normal.

So spend time now on creating a knockout cv which you can use when you start job hunting once life returns to normal.

Here are my tips for a fabulous cv:
– Be unique in your covering email and cv: Emphasis the most impressive and relevant skills you have in relation to events management. For example, this could be your attention to detail, ability to work to tight deadlines or the ability to manage complex budgets which are all really important in an events manager.

– For each role, explain what the main elements for each role has been and also your main achievements i.e. what did you do in each role.

– Find your USP (Unique Selling Point): What is unique about you in relation to events management? Include this in your covering email. Do you have a blog where you have showcased your events work? Have you organised charity events that have raised funds for a local charity? Did you get some good PR coverage for the amount of money you raised for a charity? Do you have a high number of followers on your Instagram account where you are showcasing the events you have organised? What makes you stand out in the events management world? Make sure you include all of this in your job application.

– Tailor each cv and covering email to the job you are applying for: this can be hard to do when you are applying for lots of different jobs but do try and tailor each one. Try to be concise as possible when writing and include up to date contact details.

Do get in touch if I can help with any of this and come over and join my Facebook group for tips and tricks on getting ahead in the events industry

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Samantha Salisbury has been working in events management for over 20 years. Her event management career started at the old Wembley stadium. She has since managed events all over the world covering sectors including sport, academia, pharmaceuticals, banking and public sector.

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