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Post Stage Management Event Planning
« on: Nov 05, 2017, 02:41 pm »
I am looking into getting into the event planning industry (ideally large scale like conventions). Does anyone have any advice on how to market myself to these companies using my theatre background and stage management degree since I don't have a degree specifically towards event management/planning or experience with a company that specializes in event planning? I read that several people seem to have the same idea after they end their stage management career and I am not sure the best way to go about it or adjust my resume accordingly to market myself and my acquired skills accurately.


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Re: Post Stage Management Event Planning
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2017, 08:39 am »
With regard to resume format, you may consider switching to a "functional" format rather than the typical reverse chronological format used.  This format prioritizes skills and traits over direct experience, and can be a useful format for those switching careers that may not have direct experience in their target industry. 

In terms of which skills to highlight you can do some research for job postings of the type of role you're targeting, then tailor your resume to present your skills and experience accordingly. 

Finally, you may consider engaging a recruiter.  They can advocate for your skills, personality, etc... and can be a key tool in getting you beyond the automated resume scanning software many companies use.
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