Struggling after course

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LaurenRoss
Event Planner
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Struggling after course

Unread postby LaurenRoss » February 6th, 2014, 10:27 am

Hi all,

I finished the course in December 2013 and I loved every minuite of it. But after the course I am really struggling finding a job in the industry as everywhere I look what solid experience which is fair enough. But how do you get experience when the jobs already want someone with experience, I have tried looking for a weeks placement where I can get this, but its very hard to come by.

Any ideas on what I should do because this is the career path I want to do but before I set up my own company I want to work in the feild to gain more hands on knowledge.

Lauren
Oxfordshire - United Kingdom
KJensenC
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Joined: September 10th, 2013, 12:59 pm

Re: Struggling after course

Unread postby KJensenC » February 7th, 2014, 7:11 pm

Lauren,

I graduated in December as well; the advice I would give you about starting out and gaining experience is to volunteer locally for an event while still working in the business you created through QC. This helps you to gain experience while building your confidence and awareness of you and your services. Hope this helps and Good Luck.

Kaloni
Bri
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Joined: November 24th, 2013, 4:55 pm

Re: Struggling after course

Unread postby Bri » February 8th, 2014, 1:52 pm

I was going to say volunteer as well. It's practical, hands-on experience, and it gives you first hand knowledge of how everything runs without being liable. Hope this helps.
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_jennifermiller
Event Planner
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Joined: February 5th, 2013, 8:51 pm
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Struggling after course

Unread postby _jennifermiller » February 10th, 2014, 8:02 pm

I am working in event rentals right now and I will be finishing shortly. We work with lots of caterers year round and many of them have offered me position as their coordinators when I get my certificate!
MarthaMcAlister
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Joined: February 18th, 2014, 9:30 pm

Re: Struggling after course

Unread postby MarthaMcAlister » February 18th, 2014, 10:16 pm

I have contacted some churches and asked if I may help planning events more for the experience and something to put on my resume. It also has helped to get me work when Someone has a birthday or what have you.

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