How to Craft a Resume and Cover Letter as an Event Planner

Highlighting Your Organizational, Communication and Planning Skills

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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

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Event Planning Cover Letter Example (Text Version)

Dear Ms. Lee,

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.

Sincerely,

Jane Smith

Below is an example of a resume for an event planner that can be adapted to suit your needs.

Event Planner Resume

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Event Planner Resume Example

Jane Applicant
123 Main Street
Boston, MA 02215
(111) 111-1111
jane.applicant@email.com

EVENT COORDINATOR

Planning effective meetings, seminars, fundraisers, social events, and more

Organized and detail-oriented event planner with more than eight years of experience in planning and executing meetings and events. Expert in selecting and transforming venues to accommodate clients’ needs and building strong relationships with quality vendors.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL EVENTS, Boston, Mass.
SENIOR EVENT COORDINATOR (June 2015—Present)

Direct the planning and execution of meetings, fundraisers, and other events for corporate clients. Manage budgets of up to $100,000 for large-scale events and maintain strong relationships with numerous domestic and international vendors to assist corporations in planning overseas events.

EVENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, Natick, Mass.
EVENT COORDINATOR (June 2010—June 2015)

Seamlessly planned and executed both professional and social meetings for a range of clients. Managed budgets of up to $30,000 for events with up to 500 attendees, multiple vendors, and other event contributors including entertainers, photographers, caterers, and AV technicians.

ART BY KIDS INC., Boston, Mass.

SPECIAL EVENTS ASSOCIATE (January 2009—May 2010)

Coordinated fundraising and donor communications for a nonprofit organization promoting and selling youth artwork. Developed social networking outreach and managed radio and print ad campaigns to promote two annual fundraisers.

Notable Accomplishment:

  • Recognized by the executive director for increasing attendance at fundraisers by 25 percent.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

ALPHABET UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • International Special Events Society (ISES) member
  • Event Planner Association member


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