We are living in a world that is unfamiliar. The small luxuries we took for granted (going out to eat, getting a haircut, going to the gym) have been taken from us in the blink of an eye due to Covid-19. We saw schools switch to remote learning, stores close their doors, restaurants shutdown, airlines ground fleets, and the unemployment rate skyrocket. The Live Events Industry, particularly, has been hit incredibly hard. Live Events were one of the first industries to shut down and will be the last to reopen. With news like this, is now the time to think about starting a career in Event Planning? The answer is: YES!
Our new normal has given many people the opportunity to reinvent themselves. Without commuting to work or traveling for business, they have found more time to dedicate to family and have more control over their own schedule. Now is the perfect time to explore different options and take advantage of the virtual opportunities that exist.
It used to be frowned upon to switch jobs frequently. Potential employers would question this. Now with the pandemic, it is most definitely anticipated that people will change career paths.
So, with a little extra time on your hands, and the opportunity to hit the reset button, why choose the Live Events Industry? The Events Industry has always been known to be “recession proof”. While it’s not accurate to equate a recession to a pandemic, it is safe to say that events will return. There will, once again, be weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, conferences, galas, fundraisers, etc., to plan. People are excited to resume these activities and we are just as excited to get back to work and do what we love. In the meantime, this is perfect time for you to get started!