Event Planner

Event Planner Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Event Planner job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Special Events
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Customer Service
  • Wedding Planning
  • Sales
  • Meeting Planning
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Resume Skills: Event Planning

  • Eventbrite
  • EventsAIR
  • AllSeated
  • Social Tables
  • Bizzabo
  • Cvent
  • Allseated
  • Monday.com
  • Slack
  • Zoho Backstage
  • zkipster
  • Aventri
  • Boomset
  • Caterease
  • Gather
  • MeetMax
  • Whova
  • Meetup Pro
  • Budgeting
  • Vendor Management
  • Negotiation
  • Site Selection
  • Contracting
  • Event Design
  • Risk Management
  • Budget Management
  • Event Promotion
  • Event Evaluation
  • Event Marketing
  • Event Coordination
  • Budget Control
  • VIP Guest Handling
  • Party Planning
  • Team Management
  • Resource Allocation
  • Scheduling
  • Quality Control
  • Stakeholder Communication
  • Asana
  • Trello
  • MS Project
  • Smartsheet
  • Microsoft Project
  • Basecamp
  • PlanyourMeetings
  • Zoho Projects
  • Monday
  • Jira
  • Event Logistics
  • Venue Selection
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Resume Skills: Design

Resume Skills: Office Suite

Resume Skills: Software

  • Cvent
  • Eventbrite
  • Aventri
  • Boomset
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Event Management Software (Eventbrite, Cvent)
  • Project Management Tools (Trello, Asana, Basecamp)
  • Zoho
  • Bizzabo
  • Meetup
  • Splash
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Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Technologies

Resume Skills: Technical

Resume Skills: Negotiation

Resume Skills: Collaboration Tools

Resume Skills: Event Marketing

Resume Skills: Marketing and PR

Resume Skills: Budget Management

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Sample Event Planner Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Event Planner
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com January 2022 - Present
Senior Event Planner
Directed the planning and execution of 500+ corporate events, incorporating unique event designs that led to a 40% increase in event attendance compared to previous years.
Implemented new social media marketing strategies which enhanced the company's online presence by 60% and attracted 30% more event sign-ups.
Managed cross-functional teams to ensure high-quality event production and boosted team efficiency by 20%.
Leveraged sales strategies to establish partnerships and sponsorships, raising revenue by $500K within the first quarter of 2022.
Utilized Adobe Photoshop and other digital technologies to create captivating event promotional materials, increasing online engagement by 35%.
Resume Worded June 2019 - December 2021
Event Manager
Organized 15+ special events, incorporating innovative event planning strategies and exceeding participation expectations by 25%.
Utilized the Microsoft Access database to manage venue schedules, improving the efficiency of venue booking processes.
Applied customer service skills in liaising with clients to cultivate positive relationships and to assure event specifications are met.
Epic Events Inc. March 2016 - May 2019
Event Coordinator
Completed successful planning and execution of 100+ social events, resulting in a total of 10,000 attendees.
Assisted in advancing public relations strategies, contributing to an increase in brand recognition by 30%.
Dream Celebrations January 2014 - February 2016
Event Assistant
Provided support in planning and organizing 50+ weddings, contributing to a 10% rise in client referrals.
Resume Worded Institute February 2022
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Top 1% on Exam
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Business Administration - Hospitality and Event Management
Specialized coursework in Event Planning Strategies
Involved in university's event planning committee
Event Planning Tools: Cvent, Eventbrite, Bizzabo, Social Tables, AllSeated
Project Management: Microsoft Project, Basecamp, Asana
Design: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Digital Event Strategist (DES) Certification - PCMA (2023)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Event Coordinator, Local Food Bank (2018-2022)
Projects: Organized charity fundraising event that raised over $50,000 for homeless shelters
Awards: ‘Event Planner of the Year’ - Event Planning Association USA (2020)
Your Name
Corporate Event Planner
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com March 2022 - Present
Lead Corporate Event Planner
Directed corporate event management for 20+ top tier client companies including Apple and Google, resulting in a 35% increase in client retention.
Established a streamlined event planning process which reduced resource waste by 25%, and enhanced cost efficiency.
Maximized brand visibility through strategic planning and execution of company's participation in industry exhibitions and trade fairs.
Formulated and implemented comprehensive marketing strategies, driving a 40% increase in ticket sales.
Unified event production teams to enhance efficiency and improve overall event quality.
Resume Worded October 2018 - February 2022
Corporate Event Manager
Managed and coordinated 150+ high-profile corporate events, meeting planning objectives and achieving a 98% participant satisfaction rate.
Orchestrated fundraising efforts at charity events raising over $300K for various causes.
Employed effective customer service strategies to address and resolve client concerns in a timely manner.
ProEvents Group July 2015 - September 2018
Assistant Corporate Event Planner
Assisted in the organizing and execution of 200+ corporate events, surpassing client satisfaction targets by 15%.
Contributed to innovative advertising campaigns, enhancing event participation by 20%.
Resume Worded Institute March 2022
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Awarded prior to start of position at Coached.com
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management
Concentration in Event Management
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Event Management Software: Cvent, Eventbrite, Aventri, Boomset
Project Management: Asana, Trello, MS Project, Smartsheet, Monday.com
Office Suite: Microsoft Office, Google Workspace
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Awards: Event Planner of the Year - Resume Worded (2019), Rising Star in Event Planning - ProEvents Group (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Board Member, Event Industry Council (2020-present), Volunteer Event Planner, Local Charity (2015-present)
Continuous Learning: Regularly attend industry seminars and conferences to stay updated with the latest trends in event planning
Other Professional Experience: Freelance Event Planner (2014-2015), included planning and managing corporate events for several local organizations
Your Name
Special Events Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded April 2022 - Present
Lead Special Events Coordinator
Innovated the planning and implementation of notable special events, including a state fair attended by over 100,000 participants.
Optimized social media marketing strategies, achieving 50% increase in event page traffic and a 25% upsurge in ticket purchases.
Pioneered a 12-week event management training module, improving team efficiency by 35%.
Facilitated strategic planning processes, establishing a clear roadmap for future events.
Leveraged advertising principals to enhance event promotions, markedly boosting our brand's public perception.
Coached.com January 2019 - March 2022
Special Events Manager
Effectively coordinated special events which increased overall event ratings by 30%.
Applied advanced Microsoft Access skills for efficient resource and schedule management.
Developed and maintained strong relationships with vendors, facilitating seamless event production.
Grand Galas LLC June 2015 - December 2018
Assistant Special Events Planner
Aided in the coordination and execution of 50+ special events, generating consistent positive feedback from clients.
Resume Worded Institute February 2022
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Course
Relevant coursework: Event Risk Management, Event Project Management, Event Budgeting
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
Concentration in Events Management
Award: Distinguished Senior Award (For exceptional leadership and academic performance)
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Event Management Software (Eventbrite, Cvent), Project Management Tools (Trello, Asana, Basecamp)
Event Management: Vendor Management, Risk Management, Budget Management, Event Promotion, Event Design, Event Evaluation
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification - 2017
Professional Associations: Member: International Special Events Society (ISES) - 2016-Present
Publications: “Thriving in The Event Planning Industry.” – Published in the Special Events Magazine - January 2021
Volunteering: Event Organizer, Resume Worded Annual Charity Event - 2018-Present
Your Name
Meeting Planner
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com February 2020 - Present
Senior Meeting Planner
Orchestrated a series of corporate meetings that successfully engaged 500+ participants, adopting a comprehensive event management approach to enhance participant satisfaction rate by 40%
Leveraged advanced knowledge in Cvent to streamline event registration process, slashing administrative time by 35%
Negotiated effectively with diverse stakeholders, including hotels and F&B providers, reducing overall event expenses by 20%
Secured $500K in sponsorship for the annual corporate event, surpassing the target by 15%
Supervised a team of 5 junior meeting planners, fostering collaboration and efficiency to deliver quality events on time
Resume Worded June 2015 - January 2020
Meeting Planner
Tailored effective marketing strategy that increased event attendance rate by 30%, leading to a more engaged and productive workforce
Spearheaded seamless planning and execution of 10+ trade shows, contributing to company’s recognition and clientele increase
Streamlined food and beverage operations at corporate events, delivering 80% satisfaction rate among guests
Coordinated special events, which drew in over 2,000 attendees and escalated company’s market impression
Events Incorporated January 2012 - May 2015
Junior Meeting Planner
Managed budget allocation for events, saving company $30,000 in avoidable costs
Efficiently organized tourism packages for 50+ corporate participants, raising company’s profile in the hospitality sector
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2021
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Achieved the globally recognized professional certification in Meetings, Conventions, and Exhibitions Management
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Tourism and Events Management
GPA: 3.8/4.0, Recipient of Outstanding Student Award in the Tourism Department
Event Planning Software: Cvent, Eventbrite, Social Tables, Bizzabo, MeetMax
Budgeting Tools: QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, Zoho Books, FreshBooks, Wave Accounting
Softwares: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, CRM, Time Management Tools, Database Management
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) – Sustainable Meeting Planner Certificate (2017)
Membership & Volunteering: Member of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA); Volunteer coordinator at the Annual City Festivals.
Training: Completed 'Advanced Event Marketing' course from Event Leadership Institute
Projects: Lead planner for a 500-attendee innovation conference spanning multiple days, with international guests.
Your Name
Corporate Event Planner
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com March 2019 - Present
Corporate Event Planner
Masterminded an impactful marketing strategy that improved event visibility by 50%, leading to significant increases in attendees and networking opportunities
Oversaw the planning and execution of 15+ corporate events, facilitating company-client collaboration and boosting client retention by 30%
Demonstrated robust contract negotiation skills, reducing event and vendor costs by 25%
Captured $300K in sponsorship for corporate events, exceeding the projected target by 20%
Directed a team of junior meeting planners to ensure streamlined and efficient event execution
Goldman Sachs October 2014 - February 2019
Meeting Planner
Swiftly organized 20+ corporate meetings, substantially improving intra-organizational communication
Optimized event budgeting, eliminating unnecessary expenses and freeing up funds by $40,000 annually
Partnered with marketing team to inject innovative ideas into event strategies, elevating attendee engagement rate by 20%
Marriott February 2011 - September 2014
Event Coordinator
Showcased proficiency in hotel management while planning and executing 10+ high-scale corporate meetings
Successfully planned and executed special events that collectively garnered over 1,000 attendees and increased booking rate by 15%
Resume Worded Institute February 2019
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Completed this certification while working full-time at Goldman Sachs
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Business Administration - Hospitality Management
Specialization in Event Management
Achievements: Dean's List 2008-2010 (Top 10%)
Event Planning Tools: Cvent, Bizzabo, Eventbrite, Whova, Hubb, monday.com, Microsoft Office Suite
Budgeting and Financial Management: Pro-forma budget creation, Variance analysis, Cost control, Financial projection, Procurement negotiation, Sponsorship fundraising
Project Management: Agile and Waterfall methodologies, Risk assessment, Timeline management, Stakeholder coordination, Vendor management
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Digital Event Strategist (DES) Certification, Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Toastmasters International (Chapter President), Event Industry Council (Active Member)
Awards: Coached.com's 'Event Planner of the Year 2020', Goldman Sachs' 'Exceptional Employee Award 2018'
Continued Education: Completed several online courses on Udemy and Coursera about Innovative Event Planning, Crisis Management, and Sustainability in Events
Your Name
Trade Show Organizer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded September 2019 - Present
Trade Show Organizer
Produced and executed trade shows that enticed 1,000+ industry professionals to participate, resulting in a 45% boost in company exposure
Effectuated robust contract negotiation tactics to secure optimal booth and venue rates, saving 20% in costs
Attracted sponsorships of $400K, breaking record for the company
Led a skilled team of assistants, building a cohesive work environment and expediting event planning timelines
Introduced advanced event management practices, minimizing planning errors, and boosting productivity by 25%
Madison Square Garden April 2015 - August 2019
Senior Meeting Planner
Planned and executed high-profile hospitality events that resulted in a 30% revenue increase and a 20% surge in new business
Managed event budgeting effectively, slashing unnecessary costs by up to $25,000 annually
Harnessed public relations strategy to amplify event success among potential clients and stakeholders
Dynamic Events Co. January 2010 - March 2015
Meeting Planner
Coordinated logistics for sizable corporate meetings, enhancing company-client relationships
Reduced event planning time by effectively utilizing latest technology in event planning, increasing team efficiency by 20%
Resume Worded Institute April 2019
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
A globally recognized certification meeting the highest standards of industry practice
Resume Worded University December 2009
Bachelor of Business Administration – Event Management
Specialized in meeting, convention, and trade show planning and management
Recipient of the Event Management Excellence Award (Top 5% of class)
Event Planning Tools: Cvent, EventBrite, Bizzabo, Zoho Backstage, Whova, AllSeated
Management Skills: Vendor Management, Budgeting, Contract Negotiations, Exhibition Layout Management, Registration Management
Software Proficiency: MS Office Suite (Advanced), Google Workspace (Advanced), SAP (Intermediate)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM), 2021
Awards & Recognitions: Named 'Trade Show Organizer of the Year' by the Trade Show News Network, 2020
Volunteering: Planned and executed annual fundraising event for local animal shelter, 2017-present
Professional Development: Attended annual International Meeting and Event Planners Conference, 2010-2020
Your Name
Director Of Catering
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded November 2017 - Present
Director Of Catering
Diversified revenue streams and accelerated sales by 25% by introducing new catering options for corporate clients.
Spearheaded a team of 15 in successfully executing over 200 events, resulting in an increase in customer satisfaction by 35%.
Implemented innovative menu development strategies, successfully improving food quality and increasing repeat business by 20%.
Improved Catering Sales by 30% through launching targeted marketing campaigns and building strategic partnerships with local businesses.
Managed Banquet Operations to deliver seamlessly executed events, contributing to a 20% increase in positive customer reviews.
Coached.com June 2012 - October 2017
Assistant Director Of Catering
Administered event planning and coordination for over 120 events annually, contributing to 10% increase in company revenue.
Played a pivotal role in enhancing Hotel Management techniques, resulting in improved staff productivity by 15%.
Headed Catering Sales team, optimizing processes and successfully boosting sales by 17% during tenure.
Hyatt Hotels March 2007 - May 2012
Senior Catering Manager
Revamped catering strategies for Weddings and other aspects of fine dining, leading to an increase in client retention by 12%.
Instrumental in pre-opening activities of two new hotel restaurants, leading to a successful launch and a 15% increase in initial bookings.
Efficiently managed high-profile corporate events, contributing to a consistent rating of 9/10 in event satisfaction surveys.
Resume Worded University January 2007
Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Management
Courses: Event Management, Food Quality Control, Customer Service Management
Resume Worded Institute May 2005
Bachelor of Science - Hospitality Management
Specialization in Restaurant and Catering Services
Recipient of the Excellence in Management Award
Event Management: Menu Planning, Beverage Control, Vendor Coordination, Event Setup & Execution, Large Scale Event Logistics, Banquet Operations
Budget Management: Resource Allocation, Cost Analysis, Pricing Decisions, Fiscal Reporting, Revenue Growth Strategies, Contract Negotiation
Technologies: MS Office (Expert), Event Planning Software (Advanced), Inventory Management Systems (Intermediate)
Food and Safety: Safe Food Handling (Expert), Health & Safety Compliance (Expert), Hygiene & Sanitation Regulations (Advanced), Allergen Awareness (Advanced)
Certifications: Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE), Certified Food Protection Manager
Professional Development: Attended annual National Restaurant Association conferences (2012-2019), Active in local food and beverage networking events
Volunteering: Volunteer Manager, local Food Bank (2010 - Present), Organized annual charity food showcase at Resume Worded
Awards: Winner, Resume Worded Catering Team of the Year (2019, 2018), Recipient, Helping Hand Award for Volunteer Work (2017, 2016)
Your Name
Associate Director Of Catering
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded January 2018 - Present
Associate Director Of Catering
Orchestrated meticulous event planning for an average of 15 events per month, leading to 20% growth in annual event revenue.
Conducted in-depth revenue analysis highlighting areas for growth and expansion, contributing to 25% increase in the Catering Department's profitability.
Oversaw Wedding Planning & corporate conventions, resulting in an overall client satisfaction rate of 95%.
Carried out strategic Menu Development, resulting in a 30% escalation in total food and beverage sales.
Steered Banquet Operations management for high-profile events, contributing to recognition for excellence in service.
Coached.com April 2013 - December 2017
Catering Manager
Introduced strategic Hospitality Management strategies, reducing staff turnover rate by 18%.
Developed and executed creative Food & Beverage marketing campaigns that increased brand awareness and catering sales by 22%.
Managed Restaurant Management processes, boosting efficiency and increasing restaurant ratings by 15%.
Four Seasons February 2008 - March 2013
Event Coordinator
Streamlined Event Management procedures, increasing team efficiency by 25%.
Successfully handled over 150 corporate events, enhancing company reputation in the hospitality industry.
Participated in pre-opening activities for a new branch, resulting in a 70% occupancy rate within the first month.
Resume Worded University January 2008
Master’s Degree in Business Administration
Concentration: Hospitality Management
Resume Worded University May 2003
Bachelor’s in Food Service Management
Minor in Event Planning
Dean's List 2002 (Top 10%)
Catering Software: Caterease, Better Cater, Total Party Planner, Catapult, EventPro
Business Skills: Budget Management, Vendor Relations, Contract Negotiation, Resource Allocation, Design & Decor
Food Safety: Food Safety Certification, HACCP, Allergen Awareness, Hygiene Training
Certifications: Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE), SafeServ Certified
Leadership & Volunteering: Catering Association (Board Member and Chair, 2015-present), Feed the Hungry (Catering Volunteer, 2005-2008)
Projects: Led a team to provide top-notch catering services for an international food festival (5,000+ guests), Co-planned and executed a charity fundraising dinner that raised over $50K for local schools
Your Name
Vice President Of Catering
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded October 2016 - Present
Vice President Of Catering
Revolutionized the entire Hospitality approach of the organization, elevating the repeat customer rate by 30%.
Optimized Food & Beverage operations, resulting in a savings of $200,000 annually.
Streamlined Hotel Management operations and instituted sustainable practices, reducing wastage by 20%.
Established a successful corporate Events & Wedding Planning unit, driving a 40% increase in catering revenue.
Devised a unique revenue analysis system, boosting overall profit margins by 25%.
Coached.com August 2011 - September 2016
Director Of Catering
Managed Banquet Operations with meticulous attention to detail, leading to a 95% satisfaction rate for high-profile events.
Led a catering sales team that surpassed sales targets by 15% for 3 consecutive years.
Launched advanced meeting planning techniques, leading to smooth execution of international conferences.
Hilton Worldwide January 2006 - July 2011
Senior Catering Manager
Implemented effective menu development processes leading to a 20% boost in sales.
Streamlined pre-opening activities for a new luxury dining segment, resulting in an impressive increase in bookings over 30%.
Coordinated successful events for corporate clients, contributing to a 15% increase in annual event revenue.
Resume Worded University September 2010
Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Focus on Hospitality Management and Strategic Leadership
Resume Worded University June 2005
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
Recipient of the Dean's Excellence Award
Minored in Marketing and Event Management
Catering Software: Caterease, Tripleseat, Total Party Planner, Better Cater, Flex Catering, Gather
Management: Budget Management, Vendor Management, Staff Management, Contract Negotiations, Inventory Management, Quality Control
Culinary Knowledge: Menu Planning, Wine Pairing, Food Presentation, Dietary Restrictions Handling, Food Safety Standards, Food Procurement
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE), ServSafe Food Handler Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Director, National Catering Association; Volunteer Event Planner, Local Food Bank
Awards: Caterer of the Year Award (2017 & 2020), Vision in Leadership Award (2014)
Your Name
Conference Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior Conference Manager
Overhauled conference management process that accelerated planning timelines by 25% while accommodating a 35% increment in attendee capacity.
Generated $200K in new event sponsorships after implementing innovative marketing strategies.
Streamlined banquet operations and achieved 30% expense reduction by negotiating contracts and optimizing food and beverage management.
Led a team of 10 and conducted over 50 corporate events and trade shows on schedule within 2 years.
Achieved an improvement in customer satisfaction ratings during conferences by 45% in 2019 by optimizing hospitality management techniques.
Coached.com June 2014 - February 2018
Event Manager
Coordinated and conducted 104 special events, resulting in an increase in company revenue by 20%.
Managed a budget of $1M, reducing costs by 15% through strategic financial planning.
Showcased excellent public relations and business strategy, attracting three new high-profile clients for the company.
Global Meetings and Exhibits January 2010 - May 2014
Conference Coordinator
Successfully organized 20+ national conferences and 10+ international conferences, contributing to a 15% increase in annual company revenue.
Built relationships with local suppliers, reducing event costs by 20%.
Implemented marketing plans for trade shows, resulting in a 35% increase in attendees.
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Specialized in Project Management
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2010
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Credential
Completed alongside full-time employment role
Project Management: Critical Path Method (CPM), Lean Six Sigma, Risk Assessment, Resource Allocation
Technical Tools: MS Office Suite (Expert), Google Workspace (Proficient), Event Management Software (Cvent, DoubleDutch, Eventbrite), CRM (Salesforce)
Financial Skills: Contract Negotiation, Vendor Management, Budgeting and Forecasting, Cost-Benefit Analysis
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Event Planner (CEP, 2022), Project Management Professional (PMP, 2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Co-founder and Board Member of 'Events for Equality', a grassroots organization promoting diversity in events industry
Awards: Winner, Resume Worded Champion of Excellence Award (2020), Coached.com's Performance Award (2017)
Projects: Conceptualized and executed over 10 major successful corporate events ranging from conferences, trade fairs to team building events with audience of over 1000+
Your Name
Event Planner
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded July 2017 - Present
Lead Event Planner
Orchestrated marketing strategy for 15+ corporate events, attracting up to 1,000 attendees each, thereby increasing event revenue by 40%.
Managed an event budget of $500K, reducing costs by 25% by utilizing budget management skills.
Facilitated negotiation of over 20 contracts annually with providers to secure event venues and vendors, realizing operating cost savings of 30%.
Led a team of 7 in the execution of an Annual Conference with a record high of 2,000 attendees.
Boosted attendee satisfaction score by 50% by using innovative hospitality management techniques.
Coached.com April 2014 - June 2017
Conference Specialist
Optimized the event planning process, reducing planning timeline by 20%.
Achieved a 15% uptick in annual company revenue by managing and conducting 80+ corporate events.
Instituted innovative marketing strategies, securing $100K in sponsorships in 2016.
Event Planning Professionals February 2010 - March 2014
Event Coordinator
Successfully coordinated over 60 corporate events and trade shows, contributing to an increment in company revenue by 12%.
Spearheaded relationships with stakeholders and suppliers, reducing event-related costs by 18%.
Boosted event ticket sales by 25% after implementing strategic marketing plans.
Resume Worded University June 2013
Master of Business Administration with a Focus in Event Management
Awards: Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Resume Worded Institute May 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Minors in Public Relations and Marketing
President of the Student Events Committee
Event Platforms: Eventbrite, Cvent, Bizzabo, Whova, Meetup Pro, Zoho Backstage
Project Management Software: Trello, Asana, Monday, Slack, Smartsheet, Jira
Marketing and PR: Hootsuite, Mailchimp, BizPress, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, TikTok Creator Marketplace
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified in Convention Management (CCM)
Awards: Event Management Award - Resume Worded (2020, 2021), Conference Specialist of the Year - Coached.com (2016)
Volunteering: Event Coordinator for Annual Community Food Drive (2015-Present), Volunteer Event Planner for Local School District (2010-Present)
Courses: Completed 'Advanced Event Marketing Strategies' on Coursera, 'Public Relations in a Digital World' on edX
Your Name
Corporate Event Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded February 2017 - Present
Senior Corporate Event Manager
Designed and executed 50+ corporate conferences, successfully attracting up to 1,500 attendees per event.
Expertise in budgeting and financial strategy reduced event costs by 30%, saving over $150K each year.
Developed and implemented a comprehensive event marketing strategy, securing 20% more sponsors within the first year.
Managed a diverse team of 8, successfully projecting company branding and communication at numerous trade shows.
Implemented successful event management methodologies, boosting satisfaction ratings at corporate events by over 30%.
Coached.com January 2014 - January 2017
Event Planning Supervisor
Reduced expenses by 20% by introducing cost-efficient supplier contracts.
Coordinated 90+ events, attributing to a 15% increase in annual company revenue.
Built solid relationships with 5 new sponsors through effective public relations.
Mega Events January 2010 - December 2013
Conference Planner
Efficiently organized 30+ conferences annually, leading to an increase in company revenue by 10%.
Successfully built relationships with key stakeholders, helping reduce supply costs by 17%.
Boosted promotional efforts for trade shows, resulting in a 30% increase in attendees.
Resume Worded University December 2009
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Corporate Strategy and Event Management
Additional courses taken: Organizational Leadership, Marketing Strategy
Resume Worded Institute August 2010
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Earned recognition for outstanding project management during practical exam.
Event Management: Project Management, Corporate Event Planning, Budgeting and Contract Negotiations, Vendor Management, Event Marketing, Sponsorship Acquisition
Technical Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Event Management Software, CRM Software, Social Media Management, Adobe Creative Suite, Video Conferencing Tools
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Industry Knowledge: Marketing Strategy, Customer Relationship Management, Public Relations, Strategic Partnerships, Leadership Development
Certifications: Digital Marketing Specialist Certification – Resume Worded Institute (2018)
Volunteering: Event Planner & Volunteer Coordinator - Local Non-Profit Marathon (2012-Present)
Projects: Organized Corporate Charity Gala, raising over $500,000 for Local Initiatives (2019)
Awards: Awarded ‘Event Planner of the Year’ – Global Event Management Association (2021)

How do I add skills to an Event Planner resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Event Planner posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Social Media, Public Relations and Social Media Marketing are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Marketing and Event Management.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Event Planning, Corporate Events and Special Events - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Strategic Planning, Event Designing and Sales - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show evidence of your organization skills.

Strong organizational skills are essential to most Event Planner roles, so try to emphasize your ability to organize projects through your bullet points.

Show evidence of your organization skills.

Time management is all about your ability to manage your time so you can accomplish all your responsibilities effectively.Event Planner roles typically involve a range of different tasks so it can be beneficial to highlight your time management skills to hiring managers in your bullet points.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Event Planner, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Event Planner Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Event Planner job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Event Planner Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Event Planner Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Event Planner job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

  • Communication

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

Resume Skills and Keywords from Related Jobs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What hard skills should you include on an Event Planner resume?

On top Event Planner resumes, skills like Event Planning, Event Management, Corporate Events, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Sales, Strategic Planning, Event Production, Advertising and Event Designing can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

Target your Resume to a Job Description

While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.

It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.

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