Event Planner Job Interview tips

Here are a few job tips to help you prepare for your job interview as an Event Planner. No matter what type of job you’re interviewing for, these tips will always be useful:

Research the company:
Spend a few  hours to learn as much as you can about the organization you’re going to work for. Use resources such as their website, press releases, social networks (Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter). Understanding  your prospective employer’s products, services, customers and competition will always give you an advantage when trying to answer interview questions. Also, the fact that you spent time researching the company, shows you’re interested in what they do and demonstrates initiative on your part.

Be prepared to answer why you're the best candidate for the job:
Review the job description thoroughly and look for areas that are a good match with your qualifications and experience. Find at least three reasons that you think qualify you to be the right candidate for the job. Most employers will ask this question at some point in the interview. Even if they don’t, you always have the opportunity to speak about this when you’re answering other questions.

Build confidence by practice:
Set aside an hour or two with a friend, relative or colleague to help you through a mock interview. Make sure they ask the tough questions. Ask for their feedback on how you responded, your body language and what you could improve. It’s always an advantage to have tough questions asked by someone friendly to build your confidence before the actual interview.

Always ask questions at the interview:
Prepare a list of questions that you want to ask your prospective employer. Not only does this demonstrate your enthusiasm to learn more about the job and company, but gives you useful insights into the organization, as well. Here’s a list of questions to get you started:

  • What are the three key things you're looking for in this position?
  • If I get the job, what will make me successful?
  • Who are the other people I will be working with?
  • How would you describe the company’s culture?
  • What are the main challenges in this job?
  • What are the key accomplishments you'd like to see in this job over the next year?