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VP of Creative Katie O’Brien on bad clients, setting boundaries, and landing your dream job

VP of Creative Katie O’Brien on bad clients, setting boundaries, and landing your dream job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The best way to summarize design leader Katie O’Brien’s approach to work and life is a nugget of wisdom from our interview for Making Ways: “Being able to find something interesting about each project [I] work on, no matter the industry or business, is really my job. So if you’re not able to turn every single one of your projects into a dream job, then I think you are doing it for the wrong reasons.”

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18 Interview Questions for your Next Event Planning Job

18 Interview Questions for your Next Event Planning Job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Interviews can be your one chance to sell yourself effectively to a new boss and it is vital that you are well prepared and ready to impress. Difficult interview questions are there to put you under pressure to see how you cope. Navigating them effectively not only answers the specific questions but also gives an insight into your mindset. Here are some common interview questions and advice on how to respond to them. 

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12 Best Books Every Leader Needs to Read

In previous posts, I provided the best motivational books of all time, as well as the favorite books of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates's summer reading list. However, I've never really listed out the books that every manager should read to become a better one. Featured below are books that hone your management skills, usually by providing examples, both good and bad. (The final book is a real hoot.)

 

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Top 10 Things to Bring to Conferences 

Top 10 Things to Bring to Conferences  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It can be very exciting to be able to attend a conference or a trade show. However after the adrenaline of excitement wears off, One can be easily overwhelmed. What exactly should you bring to make sure you are prepared for any and all the conference has to offer? Keep reading you will find my picks on the top 10 things to bring to conferences.

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7 Books Every #EventProfs Absolutely Must Read

7 Books Every #EventProfs Absolutely Must Read | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Another list of books that event professionals should be reading? “Great”, you’re thinking. But these books are so in fact great that you’ll be beyond happy you took the time to read them.

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Eight new rules for career success 

Eight new rules for career success  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ever feel like the corporate ladder is broken? That’s because you’re making the mistake of trying to climb it. As we discovered through our research, an increasingly uncertain business world requires all-new methods of thinking and strategies to navigate. Following are eight new rules needed for career success in increasingly unpredictable professional environments – and how to use them to vault yourself straight into the executive suite.

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The New Rules For Business Success In the Digital Age

The New Rules For Business Success In the Digital Age | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leadership of progressive organizations is becoming increasingly difficult as technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), increasingly impacts the corporate landscape. Rather than one ingredient for assuring business competitiveness, innovation is now being seen as the key to relevance and survival in the digital age.

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Want to Plan Better Events? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Want to Plan Better Events? Make Yourself Uncomfortable | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you want to innovate and grow as an event professional? Do you want to plan better events? If so, it’s time to get uncomfortable. The magic begins where your comfort zone ends. Growth never occurs within your comfort zone. Have you seen these quotes making their way on the internet as inspirational image memes? While it’s easy to write them off as new-age, feel-good sentiment, there’s a lot to be said for them.

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The Most Important Career Advice Nobody Talks About

The Most Important Career Advice Nobody Talks About | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s a common refrain from younger professionals, “I’m good at my job, so why can’t I get promoted?" You may want to be promoted after a few months of work. Are you capable of doing some or most of the work that bigger job will require? Maybe you are. But I believe that time has value in and of itself.

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15 Behaviours To Make You An Unstoppable Eventprof

15 Behaviours To Make You An Unstoppable Eventprof | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Eventprofs earn their reputation by being exceptional at what they do. Here are the behaviors you should adopt in order to be unstoppable in the event industry.

With high competition, fast-paced deadlines and plenty of pressure, the event industry isn’t for everyone but if you are cut out for this career there are a number of ways you can get ahead.

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6 Things to Do Before Starting an Event Coordinating Business

6 Things to Do Before Starting an Event Coordinating Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are a lot of things to consider when starting an event coordinating business, but I wanted to take some time to detail out a few key pieces that were vital to me researching and starting a successful event business!

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Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders - Part Two

Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders - Part Two | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In this series, I want us to take a look at the obstacles to raising up leaders, and how we can overcome them. We’ll also include some practical ways you can coach and inspire future leaders.

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Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders

Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This is a focus often missing in the business world. If you Google any derivative of “raising up leaders,” you will discover the first several pages of search results are from faith-based organizations, not business publications. If business rises and falls on the shoulders of its leaders, shouldn’t the business world be just as concerned about developing future leaders?

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19 Things That Thrill Event Planners

19 Things That Thrill Event Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As an event planner there are a number of simple things that get us over excited. Here are 19 things which are irresistible to event professionals, but which others outside the industry may not understand or appreciate. Sometimes the simplest of things can evoke disproportionate joy. Many of these items are inexpensive, and common place but to a professional event planner they can mean or be worth so much more.

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Want to Make a Career Change? What You Need to Know About Working in Events

Want to Make a Career Change? What You Need to Know About Working in Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Think event planning is for you? Ready to leave your current industry for a life of parties? Here’s what you need to know before making the big leap.

Many people are attracted to event planning because they notice they have a knack for organization. They get involved as a volunteer or throwing a party for themselves or their company and suddenly they’re hooked. They love the details, the entertainment, and the fun in making people happy. But if you’re considering a career transition into becoming an event planner, there are a few things you should know first.

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8 Traps Mentally Strong Event Professionals Avoid

8 Traps Mentally Strong Event Professionals Avoid | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a veteran event professional or someone considering the profession, it is a grueling career with high burnout rates. For planners who want to make a career out of it, they need to avoid these common mental traps.

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Building a Strong Events Team From the Ground up 

Building a Strong Events Team From the Ground up  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know in the world of mobile event technology. Follow us for valuable resources, big feature releases, and the latest gossip in event tech!
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How to Get a Job in Events Without Experience

How to Get a Job in Events Without Experience | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you don’t have much experience here are 20 ideas to get your career off the ground.
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9 Reasons Why 9 to 5 Doesn't Work If You Are An Event Planner

9 Reasons Why 9 to 5 Doesn't Work If You Are An Event Planner | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you are an event planner you soon realize that you don’t have a traditional 9 to 5 job, which can be good and bad in equal measure!
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How Not to Get Fired From Your Event Planning Job

How Not to Get Fired From Your Event Planning Job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A job in the event industry requires event planners to juggle a lot. Here are 8 things to note if you don’t want to get fired from your event planning job!
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6 Reasons Why Event Planning is the Worst Job on the Planet (and The Best)

6 Reasons Why Event Planning is the Worst Job on the Planet (and The Best) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Being an event planner can be the best job ever but the event industry also has its downsides. Here are 6 things to realize about your event planner job.
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Top Seven Event Planning Certifications Explained

Top Seven Event Planning Certifications Explained | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Learn what seven of the most popular event planning certifications mean, and how you can get them.
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The 8 Jobs EventProfs Do Every Day

The 8 Jobs EventProfs Do Every Day | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Above and beyond the logistics, the planning, the delivery and the reconciliation here are 8 other jobs done everyday by each and every event coordinator.
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Ten Event Planning Associations Organizers Should Know

Ten Event Planning Associations Organizers Should Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What's inside: A guide to every major event planning association. Learn about benefits of joining, how to get involved and see joiner's fees.
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Spring into an Event Career as a Volunteer

Spring into an Event Career as a Volunteer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Find out the vital preparations needed as you spring into action to advance your event career as a volunteer.
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