Searching for a job can be difficult, especially in an industry such as the events sector. It is a saturated industry and there is often a high amount of people applying for each job, which means more competition. It can be easy to lose motivation especially if you are still in a job that you’re not enjoying. But using these tips will help you start your career in events with aplomb.
Make a list
Have a look online and make a list of companies that you would love to work for. Make a note of what makes these companies special and why you would love to work for them. This will help make it clearer to see what qualities you look for in company aside from the salary.
Write down your goals
Make another list but this time make yourself some long-term and short-term job search goals that you want to achieve, Goals could include applying for a certain amount of jobs or upgrading your skills in some way. This should help you see that you are making progress, even if it’s not as quick as you’d think.
Create a plan
Make a plan on how you're going to search for a job and where you're going to look. Signing up to a recruitment agency specifically made for the events sector is a great way to help with your job search and you can get lots of help and support from them too as they have specific experience within your chosen career.
Complete some extra online courses that are related to events. These could be at a college or even online. Not only will you be gaining notable experience that will look great on your CV, but you will also meet other people who are in the industry. This could open doors for you now and in the future.
Create a vision board by putting all of your ideas into a visual representation. This can be pictures of things that motivate you to get the dream job you're after, such as a car or a house. You could even try using Pinterest and make a mood board in event settings that you like to give yourself inspiration and to remind yourself why you enjoy your job.
Surround yourself with the right people
Surround yourself with people that motivate you and support you and this will help you on your journey. Having someone that you can call after you’ve had a disheartening day will really help you to stay on track. Try to keep connecting with people that are positive and always want the best for you such as a family member or close friend. Talking about your problems will help you see where you're going wrong and they can also help to give you advice.
Create or update your LinkedIn profile
LinkedIn is a great way to stay up to date with industry news and get your name out there. A lot of recruiters now look at profiles on LinkedIn, so you could find that your next job opportunity comes to find you instead.
If you already have LinkedIn, then you should update your profile regularly and you can even link it to any applications to strengthen them. It shows that you know how to use media to your advantage. Just make sure that you keep it professional and detailed but only add relevant information.
Read autobiographies of successful people
They may not even be connected to the events sector but reading someone's story that you look up to or has a similar background to you can be motivating and give you some extra inspiration or the push that you need.
Luckily these days you can also find a blogger that works for any job you could think of. So, have a look and see if you can find someone that writes about their experiences and gives advice in a similar job role that you are searching for. It will also be easier to reach out to them with a quick email and ask for any advice, you never know who will be willing to help you out.
Join a job search group
Job searching can feel pretty lonely at times so having a support group of people that are going through the same thing can be comforting. It can also make you feel slightly competitive - this can feed your motivation and help you to succeed.
Have a day off
Finally, dedicate one day a week to not doing anything job search related. Don’t wear yourself out and find that you're too tired to carry on as this could impact the quality of the applications you do make.
Finding the right job for you might not be the quickest process, but ensuring it is the right job for you before applying will ensure you won’t have to do that job search again for a long time.