Top three job interview questions every Event Planner must be ready for

Getting ready to prepare for your job interview as an Event Planner? Here are the top three questions most employers ask.

1. Tell us why you're the best candidate for this job?

This is perhaps the one question that defines your fit for the job in the interviewer's mind. Start by reviewing the job description thoroughly and look for areas that are a good match with your qualifications and experience. Find at least three great reasons that match with your experience and background that qualify you to be the right candidate for the job. Most employers will ask this question at some point in the interview, either directly or in an indirect way. On the rare chance that it doesn’t come up in the interview, you can always use these talking points as your ‘last thing to say’ before the end of the interview.

2. Why do you want to work for us?

Most employers are looking for people with a passion for the company and what they do. Knowing as much as you can about the company and the job is key to showing how passionate you are about the job opportunity. The best way to do this is to set aside three to four hours to learn as much as you can about the company you may eventually end up working for. Use resources such as their website, Facebook page, press releases, and the job description itself. Learn as much as you can about your prospective employer’s products, services, customers and competition. This gives you an advantage when trying to answer many such related questions. Most importantly, the fact that you spent time researching the company, demonstrates your initiative and passion.

3. What would you like to learn about our company and this job?

It always helps to prepare a list of questions that you want to ask your prospective employer. Not only does this give you useful insights, but it’s a great opportunity to show your enthusiasm about the job and company. Even if this question doesn't come up in your interview, our experience shows that most employers are more than happy to answer a reasonable number of questions. In the worst case, you may be out of time and don't get to ask questions, but it never hurts to ask.

Don’t know where to start? Here’s a list of questions to get you going:

  • Can you share the three key things you're looking for in an ideal candidate?
  • What will make me successful in this job and company?
  • What would you say are some of main challenges in this job?
  • What are some of things that define the company’s culture?
  • How would you measure my success in this job?

Hope you find these tips useful and here's wishing you a successful job interview!