I suppose that many planners are looking for careers due to the current economic uncertainty, as well as students just enterting the industry. Here are a bunch of great resources to look for work and network to help you find employment. By the way, if you are in Florida and are looking for work, shoot me an email. Perhaps I can hook you up with someone in my vast network.
Look at these sites for job listings in the events, meetings, and hospitality industry. You will want to check back often to see if any new openings show up.
6. www.exhibitoronline.com – look for the jobs link at the top
Meetings and Events Industry Trade Publications
The more you know about the industry allows you to notice openings for jobs, businesses that are growing therefore hiring, and seeing trends. Subscribing to these or simply reading them online is a great way to expand your knowledge.
Trade Associations and Organizations
These are great places to network in person at the local level. Find the chapter in your area and start to attend the meetings regularly to reap the most rewards and make the most friends. You can also find the chapter website in your area and check for job listings there, but the best jobs are not usually advertised, but heard about through word of mouth.
I hope these help, and let me know if I missed any good resources by posting a comment.
Joshua Gair – Impact Entertainment