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City of Brampton Brampton, ON, Canada
Mar 20, 2019
Part Time
  EVENT SUPPORT   Posted Date (3/20/2019) Job ID 2019-5180 Job Location CA-ON-Brampton # Positions 8 Job Type Part Time Job Industry Entertainment, Performing and Fine Arts, Government and Public Sector Career Level Entry Level Years of Experience <1 Job Description   Primary Function : As part of the Cultural Services team, this position is responsible for providing excellence in service to all stakeholders including; rental clients, patrons and vendors in the delivery of various rental programs and performances. This role will be responsible for assisting patrons, as well as promotion of events and services with participants at City of Brampton performing arts venues and other event or program spaces.   Position Duties: Provide a high level of front line customer service including greeting and engaging with patrons Support and contribute to setup, operation of events and performances; ensure the seamless event execution Under the guidance of the Front of House Manager support load in and out of patrons, scan tickets, seat patrons, and operate coat check Liaise with user groups and vendors Assist with responding to vendor, user group and public inquiries Assist with operation and provide information and customer service at event, program or information booth; conduct surveys, promote programs and performances Understand, adhere to, and apply corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines Maintain vigilance while on duty and be ready to execute emergency procedures Report all concerns, accidents and incidents to immediate supervisor for follow up Set-up and facilitate activities to engage patrons and program participants Maintain an understanding of current and upcoming events and programs Ensure work spaces and venues are clean and tidy, reporting issues to on-site lead Attend meetings and trainings as required Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications: Current Standard First Aid/ CPR-C/AED from an accredited organization Completion of a Criminal Record Check Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to be articulate, tactful, and have demonstrated conflict resolution skills Ability to work in a dynamic environment managing multiple tasks effectively Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. Ability to successful complete ladder training Smart Serve Certification an asset Experience with or interest in events or promotions Customer service engagement and sales experience, an asset ** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria. Job status: Part Time Job Type:    Non-Union Rate of Pay: $14.00 per hr   Applications must be received by: April 03, 2019   Alternate formats will be provided upon request.     Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton. Watch our Join Our Team video to hear what our employees say about working here. For insight about Brampton’s future, take a peek at what renowned urban planner Larry Beasley has to say. If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment . We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.   
Royal Bank of Canada Toronto, ON, Canada
Mar 20, 2019
Full time
Manager, Corporate Events, RBC Global Asset Management Job Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada Posted on 03/19/2019   What is the opportunity?    As part of the RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) Communications team, you will use your strong client service orientation to plan and execute meetings and events for RBC GAM clients, employees and/or other stakeholders. Often the primary point of contact with internal partners to proactively develop effective programs and processes to deliver tailored, high quality client experiences. Your strong communication and sound judgement will be an asset to independently manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines. This is not a people manager role, but an individual contributor who enjoys working within a closely integrated, highly professional and multi-functional team.   What will you do?  Manage and execute external and internal corporate events including, but not limited to: Site selection; selection and vetting of suppliers (via RFP); contracting; and coordinating food, beverage, housing and audio-visual requirements Managing all aspects of supplier relationships Managing the event invitation and registration process (online registrations, etc) Preparing event collateral and assisting event presenters with logistics Liaising with internal partners to ensure seamless event delivery, compliant branding, appropriate messaging, and overall coordination of stakeholders On-site set-up, support and facilitation Providing comprehensive reporting, including budget management and tracking, metrics and measurement, research and analysis, and attendee surveys   What do you need to succeed? Must-have   University undergraduate degree or college diploma in a related field (hospitality, tourism, marketing) 5+ years of experience in an event planning capacity Event management experience in a corporate environment (Financial Services is an asset); ability to work autonomously and on more than one event simultaneously Flexibility in work hours and the ability to travel (i.e. events outside normal working hours, travel expected within Canada and US, and passport required) Demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint   Nice-to-have  Bilingual (French/English) Event planning designations (CMP, CMM) Event management industry association membership, volunteer hours and/or professional development credits Proficiency with online registration systems is required, as well as experience with event-related mobile apps and other event technology   What’s in it for you?   We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual. A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities Ability to make a difference and lasting impact Work in an agile, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team The opportunity to interface with senior level executives from many different parts of the organization     About RBC Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com .   Join our Talent Community Stay in-the-know about great career opportunities at RBC. Sign up and get customized info on our latest jobs, career tips and Recruitment events that matter to you. Expand your limits and create a new future together at RBC. Find out how we use our passion and drive to enhance the well-being of our clients and communities at  rbc.com/careers .     Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.   JOB SUMMARY City:   Toronto  Address:   155 Wellington St W  Work Hours/Week:   37.5  Work Environment:   Office  Employment Type:   Permanent  Career Level:   Experienced Hire/Professional  Pay Type:   Salary + Variable Bonus  Required Travel (%):   0-25  Exempt/Non-Exempt:   N/A  People Manager:   No  Application Deadline:   04/02/2019  Req ID:   184708  
Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NY, USA
Mar 20, 2019
Full time
  Senior Director, Special Events Location US-NY-New York   Posted (3/19/2019) Job ID 2019-11235 Category Development - All Openings Emp Status Regular Full-Time Hours per Week 35 Shift Days Overview The Senior Director, Special Events advances fundraising through the management of HSS’ events including galas, benefits, celebrations, dedications, major/planned gift and Campaign related receptions with an eye toward identifying opportunities to advance donor relationships and fundraising initiatives as well as strategizing ways to maximize event participation and support in order to meet event goals. The Senior Director will work along-side another Senior Director of events to execute events and manage the team.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Manage the strategic implementation of events to achieve fundraising goals and advance cultivation and solicitation activities. Manage the planning of key Development events including: goal-setting, guest list, structure of the event/program, scheduling, selection of location, creation of budgets, catering, event collateral including invitations, programs and other printed materials, florists, photographers, audio/visual needs, signage, gift selection, seating, pick-up and delivery of event items, Raiser’s Edge tracking, briefings, remarks, acknowledgment letters and other follow-up, set-up/break-down of the event, management of event support staff, vendors and volunteers, etc., as needed;  as well as communications between all relevant external and internal parties; troubleshoot throughout planning phase and the actual event.  Co-Manage the events team including an Associate Director - Special Events, Assistant Director - Special Events and the Events Associate, providing oversight for various receptions, luncheons, dedications, and investitures as wells as the Hospital’s major fundraising events including: the Annual HSS in Florida panel discussion and dinner, the HSS Golf Benefit supporting Sports Medicine Research, the Annual Pediatric Benefit and the Annual Autumn Benefit supporting Excellence in Medical Education.  Plan and execute HSS Bike, including all fundraising, advertising/marketing, promotional, participation, employee engagement, corporate sponsorship, opportunities. Manage vendors, volunteers, support staff. Create plan to replicate in other markets. Develop plan for event execution and promotion in new HSS markets. Create budgets, monitor expenses to achieve net fundraising goals and processing bills on a timely basis. Fulfill other duties as requested. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Ten years experience in the management of fundraising events. Strong project management skills Excellent communication skills with all levels of personnel. Experience with Raiser’s Edge highly desirable. College degree. Experience in a non-profit setting.
Huntsman Marine Science Centre Saint Andrews, NB, Canada
Mar 20, 2019
Full time
Event C oordinator The Huntsman Marine Science Centre is looking for a successful and enthusiastic event coordinator to assist in coordinating events for our clients, guests and visitors from conception to completion. This position responsibility includes providing outstanding customer service and assisting the in organizing memorable experiences that meet quality expectations. Responsibilities: Customer Service: Initial contact for clients to begin their discussion on their event. Liaise with clients and planners to identify their needs, including tours of the facilities. Coordination and implementation of the event under the direction of the Residence Manager. Assist the Residence Manager in handling any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems as the event is implemented. Assist the Residence Manager in public relations activities and events. Administration: Organize facilities and manage event details such as room bookings, location and AV requirements, etc. Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities. Assist in market research, identifying event opportunities and generating potential client target lists. Develop and maintain event databases and client lists. Contribute to social media marketing initiatives and updates. Prepare cost estimated, contracts, spreadsheets, and other materials necessary for promotion and implementations of programs, projects, and events Conduct pre and post event evaluations and report outcomes Other Admin duties as required. Requirements: Experience in the coordination of events. A self-starter with excellent time management, communication and customer service skills. Ability to manage multiple projects independently with minimal supervision. Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Outlook. High attention to detail. Sales experience would be considered an asset Variety of shifts required including days, evenings, weekends and holidays Education: Diploma in Hospitality and/or Office Administration or a combination of related education and experience. Physical Demands: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.   Application deadline is April 4, 2019 . Send cover letter and resume plus 3 references: HR Office Huntsman Marine Science Centre 1 Lower Campus Road St. Andrews, NB E5B 2L7 Fax: 506-529-1212 Email: huntsman@huntsmanmarine.ca ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONTACTED.

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City of Brampton Brampton, ON, Canada
Mar 20, 2019
Part Time
  EVENT SUPPORT   Posted Date (3/20/2019) Job ID 2019-5180 Job Location CA-ON-Brampton # Positions 8 Job Type Part Time Job Industry Entertainment, Performing and Fine Arts, Government and Public Sector Career Level Entry Level Years of Experience <1 Job Description   Primary Function : As part of the Cultural Services team, this position is responsible for providing excellence in service to all stakeholders including; rental clients, patrons and vendors in the delivery of various rental programs and performances. This role will be responsible for assisting patrons, as well as promotion of events and services with participants at City of Brampton performing arts venues and other event or program spaces.   Position Duties: Provide a high level of front line customer service including greeting and engaging with patrons Support and contribute to setup, operation of events and performances; ensure the seamless event execution Under the guidance of the Front of House Manager support load in and out of patrons, scan tickets, seat patrons, and operate coat check Liaise with user groups and vendors Assist with responding to vendor, user group and public inquiries Assist with operation and provide information and customer service at event, program or information booth; conduct surveys, promote programs and performances Understand, adhere to, and apply corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines Maintain vigilance while on duty and be ready to execute emergency procedures Report all concerns, accidents and incidents to immediate supervisor for follow up Set-up and facilitate activities to engage patrons and program participants Maintain an understanding of current and upcoming events and programs Ensure work spaces and venues are clean and tidy, reporting issues to on-site lead Attend meetings and trainings as required Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications: Current Standard First Aid/ CPR-C/AED from an accredited organization Completion of a Criminal Record Check Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to be articulate, tactful, and have demonstrated conflict resolution skills Ability to work in a dynamic environment managing multiple tasks effectively Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. Ability to successful complete ladder training Smart Serve Certification an asset Experience with or interest in events or promotions Customer service engagement and sales experience, an asset ** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria. Job status: Part Time Job Type:    Non-Union Rate of Pay: $14.00 per hr   Applications must be received by: April 03, 2019   Alternate formats will be provided upon request.     Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton. Watch our Join Our Team video to hear what our employees say about working here. For insight about Brampton’s future, take a peek at what renowned urban planner Larry Beasley has to say. If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment . We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.   
Royal Bank of Canada Toronto, ON, Canada
Mar 20, 2019
Full time
Manager, Corporate Events, RBC Global Asset Management Job Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada Posted on 03/19/2019   What is the opportunity?    As part of the RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) Communications team, you will use your strong client service orientation to plan and execute meetings and events for RBC GAM clients, employees and/or other stakeholders. Often the primary point of contact with internal partners to proactively develop effective programs and processes to deliver tailored, high quality client experiences. Your strong communication and sound judgement will be an asset to independently manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines. This is not a people manager role, but an individual contributor who enjoys working within a closely integrated, highly professional and multi-functional team.   What will you do?  Manage and execute external and internal corporate events including, but not limited to: Site selection; selection and vetting of suppliers (via RFP); contracting; and coordinating food, beverage, housing and audio-visual requirements Managing all aspects of supplier relationships Managing the event invitation and registration process (online registrations, etc) Preparing event collateral and assisting event presenters with logistics Liaising with internal partners to ensure seamless event delivery, compliant branding, appropriate messaging, and overall coordination of stakeholders On-site set-up, support and facilitation Providing comprehensive reporting, including budget management and tracking, metrics and measurement, research and analysis, and attendee surveys   What do you need to succeed? Must-have   University undergraduate degree or college diploma in a related field (hospitality, tourism, marketing) 5+ years of experience in an event planning capacity Event management experience in a corporate environment (Financial Services is an asset); ability to work autonomously and on more than one event simultaneously Flexibility in work hours and the ability to travel (i.e. events outside normal working hours, travel expected within Canada and US, and passport required) Demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint   Nice-to-have  Bilingual (French/English) Event planning designations (CMP, CMM) Event management industry association membership, volunteer hours and/or professional development credits Proficiency with online registration systems is required, as well as experience with event-related mobile apps and other event technology   What’s in it for you?   We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual. A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities Ability to make a difference and lasting impact Work in an agile, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team The opportunity to interface with senior level executives from many different parts of the organization     About RBC Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com .   Join our Talent Community Stay in-the-know about great career opportunities at RBC. Sign up and get customized info on our latest jobs, career tips and Recruitment events that matter to you. Expand your limits and create a new future together at RBC. Find out how we use our passion and drive to enhance the well-being of our clients and communities at  rbc.com/careers .     Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.   JOB SUMMARY City:   Toronto  Address:   155 Wellington St W  Work Hours/Week:   37.5  Work Environment:   Office  Employment Type:   Permanent  Career Level:   Experienced Hire/Professional  Pay Type:   Salary + Variable Bonus  Required Travel (%):   0-25  Exempt/Non-Exempt:   N/A  People Manager:   No  Application Deadline:   04/02/2019  Req ID:   184708  
Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NY, USA
Mar 20, 2019
Full time
  Senior Director, Special Events Location US-NY-New York   Posted (3/19/2019) Job ID 2019-11235 Category Development - All Openings Emp Status Regular Full-Time Hours per Week 35 Shift Days Overview The Senior Director, Special Events advances fundraising through the management of HSS’ events including galas, benefits, celebrations, dedications, major/planned gift and Campaign related receptions with an eye toward identifying opportunities to advance donor relationships and fundraising initiatives as well as strategizing ways to maximize event participation and support in order to meet event goals. The Senior Director will work along-side another Senior Director of events to execute events and manage the team.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Manage the strategic implementation of events to achieve fundraising goals and advance cultivation and solicitation activities. Manage the planning of key Development events including: goal-setting, guest list, structure of the event/program, scheduling, selection of location, creation of budgets, catering, event collateral including invitations, programs and other printed materials, florists, photographers, audio/visual needs, signage, gift selection, seating, pick-up and delivery of event items, Raiser’s Edge tracking, briefings, remarks, acknowledgment letters and other follow-up, set-up/break-down of the event, management of event support staff, vendors and volunteers, etc., as needed;  as well as communications between all relevant external and internal parties; troubleshoot throughout planning phase and the actual event.  Co-Manage the events team including an Associate Director - Special Events, Assistant Director - Special Events and the Events Associate, providing oversight for various receptions, luncheons, dedications, and investitures as wells as the Hospital’s major fundraising events including: the Annual HSS in Florida panel discussion and dinner, the HSS Golf Benefit supporting Sports Medicine Research, the Annual Pediatric Benefit and the Annual Autumn Benefit supporting Excellence in Medical Education.  Plan and execute HSS Bike, including all fundraising, advertising/marketing, promotional, participation, employee engagement, corporate sponsorship, opportunities. Manage vendors, volunteers, support staff. Create plan to replicate in other markets. Develop plan for event execution and promotion in new HSS markets. Create budgets, monitor expenses to achieve net fundraising goals and processing bills on a timely basis. Fulfill other duties as requested. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Ten years experience in the management of fundraising events. Strong project management skills Excellent communication skills with all levels of personnel. Experience with Raiser’s Edge highly desirable. College degree. Experience in a non-profit setting.
Huntsman Marine Science Centre Saint Andrews, NB, Canada
Mar 20, 2019
Full time
Event C oordinator The Huntsman Marine Science Centre is looking for a successful and enthusiastic event coordinator to assist in coordinating events for our clients, guests and visitors from conception to completion. This position responsibility includes providing outstanding customer service and assisting the in organizing memorable experiences that meet quality expectations. Responsibilities: Customer Service: Initial contact for clients to begin their discussion on their event. Liaise with clients and planners to identify their needs, including tours of the facilities. Coordination and implementation of the event under the direction of the Residence Manager. Assist the Residence Manager in handling any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems as the event is implemented. Assist the Residence Manager in public relations activities and events. Administration: Organize facilities and manage event details such as room bookings, location and AV requirements, etc. Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities. Assist in market research, identifying event opportunities and generating potential client target lists. Develop and maintain event databases and client lists. Contribute to social media marketing initiatives and updates. Prepare cost estimated, contracts, spreadsheets, and other materials necessary for promotion and implementations of programs, projects, and events Conduct pre and post event evaluations and report outcomes Other Admin duties as required. Requirements: Experience in the coordination of events. A self-starter with excellent time management, communication and customer service skills. Ability to manage multiple projects independently with minimal supervision. Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Outlook. High attention to detail. Sales experience would be considered an asset Variety of shifts required including days, evenings, weekends and holidays Education: Diploma in Hospitality and/or Office Administration or a combination of related education and experience. Physical Demands: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.   Application deadline is April 4, 2019 . Send cover letter and resume plus 3 references: HR Office Huntsman Marine Science Centre 1 Lower Campus Road St. Andrews, NB E5B 2L7 Fax: 506-529-1212 Email: huntsman@huntsmanmarine.ca ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONTACTED.

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Do you have big plans for your career but feel like you aren’t making progress? It’s a common feeling. The problem is that we tend to recognize our career growth only with notable milestones like completing a course or an upward move to the next level. But let’s face it. Big moves don’t happen every day and aren’t always possible. The reality is that most careers are built steadily over time. Not by way of big steps. Our learning happens daily but we don’t recognize the progress we are making because it’s so gradual. What if you could change that? What if we put more focus on our day-to-day learning? It’s one of the best (and simplest) things you can do to enhance your career growth. These small (and easy to do) but powerful daily habits will help.   Read Reading has so many benefits that's it's definitely worth making a daily habit! And before you jump to "I don't have time", reading doesn’t have to mean an entire book! How about reading an article on an industry website? Or a blog post from an industry influencer or trend setter. Read a professional development book a few pages or one chapter at a time. (This can be effective in absorbing more information as well!) Do it just before or after lunch. Find a spot in the day that works. Try reading a news article on a current affairs issue to learn more. Read bios of business leaders or people that interest you. If you are short on time, commit to reading a novel 5 minutes at a time before bed. The point is…just read . Choose to do it . Make it a daily habit . Reading - expands your thinking challenges your perspective incites creativity and improves your vocabulary All of those things will enhance your career success. (Not to mention make you a very interesting person to talk to.)   Exercise your curiosity Nothing supports growth better than encouraging and feeding your curiosity. Ask questions. Learn something new. Once again this isn’t about massive leaps. Ask a question in a meeting. Learn about the work of a colleague or friend. Look up the meaning of an unfamiliar word. Find out more about the latest app. You get the idea. Commit to learning or discovering one new thing every day. It all adds up. Seeking answers or new ideas supports communication and research skills and helps to sustain a positive and optimistic mindset. It is the best antidote for complacency. Every time you embrace your curiosity you are opening yourself to new and different ideas, learning from the experience of others and adding to your basket of knowledge. Make it a habit. It will keep you moving forward and help shape your career.   Reflect and Record This is easy and fun and takes only a minute. And it can be surprisingly powerful. Write down just one thing from the day that you are proud of. Make it positive. Something you accomplished or learned or feel you did really well. The key is to reflect quickly. Don’t dwell on it or take a lot of time. What comes to mind first? This simple habit can help you recognize the growth you are making over time. The real power happens when you read back. You will see what is important to you. It may help remind you of milestones when updating your resume or preparing for an interview. It can even provide insight into the direction for your career as you recognize what you have accomplished or what excited you.   The key is to make these small steps a habit - a part of your daily routine. They don’t take much time at all. Do them consciously and they will become second nature. Remember: Read daily Exercise your curiosity daily Reflect and record daily Make these a habit and when the opportunity comes for you to take a big step in your career you’ll be that much further ahead.   Post by Margaret Johnston, eventswork.com As a career event professional, Margaret brings valuable insight and knowledge to the recruitment, management and development of high-performance teams for the event industry. A strategic and inspiring leader, Margaret has held executive roles for several global event management companies and key roles in the start up and orchestration of many high profile and international events.   EventsWork is the favourite job board for event jobs in North America! Check out the latest jobs here!   Job seekers : Create a Free Account to get job alerts, post your resume and more! Employers : Post your event job today! Save time and money and reach a qualified audience.   EventsWork.com is dedicated to event jobs and career development resources for the event industry .  Contact Us . Connect with us on Facebook , Twitter ,  and Linkedin.
  We never quite lose that back-to-school feeling do we? Remember as a kid that sense of excitement or anticipation…or even anxiety? As September arrived we knew the fun-filled days of summer were over. It was back to schedules, homework and extra curricular activities. But despite wishing the long summer days would last, there was plenty to look forward to. Reuniting with friends we hadn’t seen all summer. A new outfit. And backpack. New school supplies. (Especially a brand new set of coloured pencils!) Our favourite activity or club began again and the weather was mostly still warm and wonderful. In some ways it was nice to slip back into routine. Maybe a fresh start to do better? Ever notice how that back-to-school mindset carries over to the business world? The summer tends to bring a relaxed atmosphere at the office. Folks are away on holidays, meetings are a bit less frequent and often more casual. Long patio lunches are enjoyed along with short Fridays and lots of long weekends. And if you were lucky enough, maybe you enjoyed some well-needed time away from work. And then comes September. It’s back to serious business and routine and a full schedule. Why not embrace that “back to work” mentality and let it energize you into action? September marks the end of the third quarter of the year and is a great month to plan and execute a successful year-end! Here are some ideas on making September an awesome month for your business and for you personally! Review Your Business Plan September is a perfect month to review business plan for the year and see how you are doing. This is especially helpful if you aren’t doing it on a regular basis. If you are right on track, great. Keep up your plans to make sure all your objectives are met or exceeded! If you feel like you are falling behind this is the perfect time to set a plan to catch up. You still have several months to ensure you have your best year yet! It’s not too late! Start With A Bold Move Make that phone call or have that meeting you’ve been putting off. Get the one thing done you are dreading most. Don’t let it weigh you down. Jump in. Boldly taking care of something you aren’t really looking forward to will set the tone and energize you to push toward a great year end. Reconnect Remember how great it was to see friends after the long summer when you were in school? Using that same sentiment, get in touch with an old colleague or friend…or both. It’s easy to let relationships slide and hard work to keep them. But we all know how valuable they are. September is a great time to reconnect…and you’ve got a great opener! “How was your summer?” Start Fresh Just like with back to school, start September with a clean slate. Prepare for the busy months ahead. Clean up your desk. Refreshing your workspace will help clear the way for a great final quarter. There is truth to the idea that physical clutter can also clutter our thinking! Clean out your email or old files and photos and even your briefcase/backpack. Check your supplies and buy anything you need. (Maybe those new coloured pencils?) Bring a little green warmth into the office with a new plant. Buy something new to wear. Seriously. Nothing like a fresh outfit to dish up a boost of confidence! Don’t over commit It’s common to have the September calendar fill up quickly with everyone in the same mindset of “getting back down business”. Between business, social commitments and re-adjusting to family routines it can quickly become overwhelming. Try to leave a bit of breathing space in your schedule. It will help you stay on track with your own plan. Take the Pressure Off the Holidays (Yes they are really that close!) Knowing how busy the holiday season can be, do something in September that helps take the pressure off. Book the company lunch or party. Plan where your friends will have their annual dinner. Buy one (or more) of the gifts you know will be on your shopping list. We all know that once September arrives, the holidays are not far behind. Make a to-do list and get a jump on it. Every little thing you do now will make a big difference later.             Stretch the Summer Don’t forget - when September arrives there are officially still a few weeks of summer remaining. Make a point to continue enjoying the great weather. The long winter will feel that much shorter. Have a couple of patio lunches while the weather still permits! Make your days off count by being outdoors as much as possible. It will do wonders for your well being.     Post by Margaret Johnston, eventswork.com As a career event professional, Margaret brings valuable insight and knowledge to the recruitment, management and development of high-performance teams for the event industry. A strategic and inspiring leader, Margaret has held executive roles for several global event management companies and key roles in the start up and orchestration of many high profile and international events.   EventsWork is the favourite job board for event jobs in North America! Check out the latest jobs here!   Job seekers : Create a Free Account to get job alerts, post your resume and more! Employers : Post your event job today! Save time and money and reach a qualified audience.   EventsWork.com is dedicated to event jobs and career development resources for the event industry .  Contact Us . Connect with us on Facebook , Twitter ,  and Linkedin.  
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