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What is a Meeting Planner?

If you’re searching for a career that requires the ability to juggle the logistics of dozens of conferences and major events throughout the year, then the meetings industry may be for you. But you’ll need to look past the glamour of what you consider to be the guest’s experience. You’re there to work the event, not attend it. And your work will … [Read more...]

Event Jobs: Catering Coordinator

Catering coordinators plan and execute events at banquet facilities, hotels, restaurants, universities and other major institutions. They typically handle new clients and work directly with staff in the food and beverage areas. Catering coordinators typically have between 2-4 years of experience and/or an associate's degree, according to … [Read more...]

Event Jobs: Catering Director

Catering directors oversee the catering operation, including booking, selecting and pricing menu items, hiring permanent and temporary help, acquiring rental equipment and supervising staff, according to Salary.com. They work closely with clients and oversee food and beverage for their events. Catering directors typically have at least 4-6 years … [Read more...]

Event Jobs: Marketing Manager

Similar to the regional marketing manager role I highlighted a couple weeks ago, marketing managers also tend to take ownership of the business events they rely on to implement strategic marketing plans for their organizations. And similar to regional marketing managers, this role creates business events related to the organization's sales … [Read more...]

Event Jobs: Regional Marketing Manager

A regional marketing manager develops and implements strategic marketing plans for an organization on a regional level, according to Salary.com. Doesn't sound like an events job? Think again. Many regional marketing managers rely on meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and other special events to implement those plans for products and … [Read more...]

Does Your Salary History Really Matter to a Future Employer

Posted by Kristina Cowan Your salary history tells an important story of how far you've come along a career path, so it's fitting that a prospective employer might be interested in learning more about your past earnings. Yet it's unfair to take a salary history at face value, because there are so often back-stories that need explaining. Career … [Read more...]

New Job in a New City Before You Go, Mind the Cost of Living

Post by Kristina Cowan, Payscale Trekking to a new town in pursuit of a new gig is an adventure fraught with excitement, opportunities and changes. Among the changes is likely to be a cost of living adjustment, for better or worse, depending on where you're headed. Before making the move, experts suggest doing some cost of living research, so … [Read more...]

Why Is Volunteering Important Advice for Job Hunters

Posted by Bridget Quigg The search for work continues. Besides rubbing more polish on your resume, what can a work-hungry American do to get a job? If you know which career interests you, you could consider volunteering in your chosen field. From networking and skill building to resume improvement, the benefits of volunteering seem … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Hire a Resume Writing Service for Your Job Search

Your next employer is likely to make eye contact with your resume before deciding whether to meet with you face-to-face. It needs to make a strong impression, convincing a prospective employer that he or she should invite you to the next phase of the hiring process. Are there a range of styles and templates for creating a resume? Absolutely. But … [Read more...]

Seven Job Search Secrets for the New Decade

By William Ellermeyer, Once upon a time, you typed up your resume, submitted it to a few select employers and worked hard to build a career, a life and a pension-moving only occasionally to another company. Today's fast-paced, global workforce no longer resembles that old-school fairytale, an environment that demands continual awareness of … [Read more...]