- 2 years ago
I have been working in an office environment for the past 8-10 years, and while I really enjoy office work, I’m not sure that it’s what I want to do forever! I have organized a few events over the past few years, as well as running my own cupcake business on the side. I planned my own wedding without much help (my mom came with me for everything, but just for support and helped me with DIY’s). I found the process really fun and enjoyable. I loved set-up day when I got to see all the plans come together and this blank empty room turn into our reception.
I am considering maybe moving into some sort of event planning role, and think I’d be really good at it, I’m creative, organized and have really good customer service skills. As much as I think I’d be good at it, I’d like to try it out part-time or casually first. An event planning acquaintance told me that in our town, experience is everything and to see if there are any planning companies that I could get on staff with to learn the ropes. I’d like to contact a few companies and ask if they need part-time/casual help for event set-up or during their busy season (which is coming up right away) to gain experience and a feel for the industry.
I’ve always only applied for jobs that were being advertised, so I’m not really sure how to go about opening up that dialogue. Any ideas on how to approach a prospective employer to apply for a job that’s not actually posted? How would you word an email that states why I’d be good at the type of job, without actually knowing for sure, and without sounding egotistical?