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True North Sports + Entertainment Winnipeg, MB, Canada
May 22, 2019
Full time
True North Sports + Entertainment is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our team. The Event Bookings Administrator is responsible for direct management of client relationships and services, assisting the event team in client relationships, negotiating, contracting, booking, executing, and evaluating events at Bell MTS Place (BMP) and the Burton Cummings Theatre (BCT) including major events, limited use bookings and Community Use & Access Program (CUAP) events. What to be excited for in this role : • As part of the event management team, manage and oversee usage of all areas of BMP and BCT, including maintenance of the facility-booking calendar systems. • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of all event contracts/ agreements, ensuring requirements are met for insurance, deposits and related facility policies. Supervise, execute and assist with scheduled events, as required. • Liaise with ticket department to ensure event pricing and timing agrees with event contracts (venue and or artist contract). Ensure appropriate communication (including event confirmations) is the same internally and externally. • Provide administrative support for Senior Vice President and Director on information distribution, record keeping, filing, etc. • Gather, refine and distribute information to other departments in various formats; verbally, email, formal documents, etc., ensuring event details and requirements in the facility are communicated. • Assist in providing direction and support to Facility Events Coordinator on a day-to-day basis. VIP Event Support such as set up, invoicing, and coordination, as required. • Ongoing relationships and communications with rental clients, promoters, management, contractors, touring personnel, and tenants. What we need from you : • 2 - 3 years of experience in administration of an entertainment facility and/or in the entertainment industry. • Detail oriented and strong analytical skills, with ability to prepare, present, defend results, proposals and scenarios, using Microsoft tools (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint). • Superior ability to communicate verbally and in writing, managing and negotiating with building users and staff. Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to participate in effective presentations in a variety of settings. • Supervisory experience with proven and consistent leadership/ motivational skills would be an asset. • High School diploma and a combination of education and suitable facility management experience. • Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with all corporate levels, clients, tenants, contractors, and employees. • Maintain a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required. To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter, (in PDF format as one document), to hr@tnse.com . Please include Event Bookings Administrator in the subject line. Closing date : Sunday, June 2, 2019.
DataRobot Boston, MA, USA
May 22, 2019
Full time
Corporate Events Manager Boston, United States DataRobot is seeking an energetic and positive person with a passion for corporate events to join our team. This opportunity requires someone with excellent organization and planning skills who can work autonomously with minimal supervision, but can also work effectively with others collaborating within a team environment. The ideal candidate brings a proven track record of flawless event planning and execution, effective communication, and project management. Responsibilities include: Manage and execute internal events for employees including leadership events, culture events, recruiting events, recognition events, employee engagement events, and offsites Project manage, plan and oversee all elements of the execution of execute level for (C-level) meetings and events to include quarterly board meetings. Manage the VIP fly in program Communicate with vendors in preparation for events. Ensure meetings/events are aligned with the company’s strategic initiatives by weaving the vision into the meeting framework Liaise and consult with senior leaders to define the scope and objectives of the meeting/event Define meeting strategy and build project plan for successful execution Drive cost savings and efficiencies throughout the process Report directly to the Director of Events and work closely with the VP of HR, executive assistant to CEO and office manager   Requirements : 5+ years’ event management experience Advanced experience and know-how; related to the meetings, events, and/or hospitality industry Strong budget, forecasting, and analytical skills Demonstrated excellence in customer service A quick-thinking problem solver A team player, enthusiastic and proactive Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and clearly identify priorities Proven communication skills, detailed oriented and meticulous Ability to shift priorities quickly, while maintaining organization and control Willingness to work outside of normal business hours to execute early morning and evening events as needed Ability to execute physical tasks such as moving tables and chairs and to stand for prolonged periods during event execution Ability to show initiative and desire to grow within the role   Individuals seeking employment at DataRobot are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation
Freedom Mobile Inc. Edmonton, AB, Canada
May 22, 2019
Full time
Event Coordinator - Edmonton   Company: Shaw Cablesystems   Category: Sales   Work Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada   Employment Type: Full-time   Position ID: J0419-2436     Job Description Every day, our passionate employees connect our customers to the world and everything in it – it’s why we exist at Shaw, and it’s why we strive to be the place where the best people choose to work. Our people reflect the richness of our communities, and our culture is inclusive of each individual’s diverse background and perspective, which makes us a stronger team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for organizing and executing exceptional tradeshow and community events that drive sales results for the direct sales team. An enthusiastic professional familiar with industry event opportunities and venues with a strong ability to seek out new event opportunities throughout the region. A capacity to lead/direct and experience in sales preferred. We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated with a positive "can do" attitude to join a premier team within the company. At Shaw we believe a diverse workforce fosters diversity of thought and perspective, and more diversity means more solutions. We invite all qualified individuals to apply. Career Opportunity: Events Coordinator Shaw is currently seeking an Events Coordinator for Edmonton, reporting to the Manager, In-home Sales located in Edmonton. Accountabilities: • Assist with negotiations for space contracts and book event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, make travel arrangements, order event signs, and ensure appropriate décor within our brand standards with the primary intent to drive sales. • Track and gather event results data for reporting event success. • Conduct research, make site visits, and find resources for new event opportunities. • Create and design room layouts for each event. • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation processes • Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters. • Assist with managing on-site set-up and clean up for events as necessary. • Prepare all event materials, signage, swag, services etc. • Attend larger events as required to ensure branding standards are maintained. • Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports to leadership for each event. • Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting. • Coordinate appointments, site visits, and scheduling of events on the calendar. • Organize/maintain event materials & signage through inventory and ensure replace defective material • Create marketing briefs for new event material or signage requests. • Various other duties as required. Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications: • Excellent verbal and written skills, with a strong ability to coordinate multiple people to get the job done while maintaining exceptional relationships with all involved. • Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments with an organized approach • Create and maintain strong working relationships easily with a variety of staff and vendors. • Provide creativity in projects, but able to follow and recognize specific brand standards in order to maintain the Shaw brand standard. • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism. • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision. • Experience with direct sales marketing and communication tactics. • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality. • Post-secondary education in event coordination preferred; significant work experience can substitute. • Some travel may be required depending on event and location. • 3-5 years of experience in event planning or leadership preferred • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges; email and web searches. We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. If you want to be part of something bigger—part of a dynamic team of people who are aligned, focused, and passionate about working together to care for our customers, then we look forward to meeting you! Join us. We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. BUSINESS UNIT: Consumer Shaw Communications, through its third party vendor, collects and stores information applicable to the candidate profile you create when you submit the information asked for below. The use and disclosure of the collected information is for the sole purpose of job search and placement activities for Shaw Communications. The information is subject to Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The information will be retained and when disposed of, it is done so in a secure manner. Your profile will become inactive and moved to the archive if you do not access your profile for a period of 1 year. View Disclaimer     We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.
Benchmark San Antonio, TX, USA
May 22, 2019
Full time
Event Experience Manager (Conference Services Manager) La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio, TX 78256 Full time R0018588 Benchmark’s company culture is central to our management philosophy. The company’s stated purpose is “to provide an entrepreneurial environment where determined people dare to create, share, and build futures.   To be the “benchmark” by which all others are judged takes passion, courage, and dedication. We invite you to explore our extraordinary offering of unique opportunities, all with a common goal of providing an unforgettable journey.   Job Description Summary : The Event Experience Manager will be responsible for exemplifying the La Cantera Resort & Spa culture, as well as promoting the resort as both the Destination and Employer of choice. He / She is dedicated to the planning, coordination, and exceptional execution of all conferences and unique events, contracted by the Group Sales Department. This opportunity requires a detailed, organized, and flexible individual who is resolution oriented, and is able to multi-task. Excellent inter-personal skills and effective written communication are a must for this position.   Job Description: Essential Job Functions: Effectively communicate to all departments, the information necessary for successful execution of each event Maintain a strong relationship with clients, as well as with the hotel’s Operating departments. Monitor and manage guest room blocks in accordance with the contract, as well as monitor key deadlines as outlined. Prepare and distribute accurate Banquet Event Orders, and Event Resumes.  Effectively communicate any changes and updates Accurately forecast and understand group rooms and group food and beverage revenues Participate in site visits and planning meetings for upcoming events Suggestively sell menus and experiences that meet the guests needs, and maximize revenues Maintain a professional appearance, in accordance with the Image Guidelines set forth in the Associate Handbook Attend appropriate resort and department meetings Maintain a strong knowledge of hospitality trends, especially those related to food and beverage Have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests   Job Responsibilities: Adaptability; maintain performance levels under pressure Communication; effectively convey information and ideas to others in a persuasive and confident manner, through a variety of methods Resolution Oriented; identify and understand challenges and opportunities, and draw educated conclusions to evaluate every possible solution Professional Demeanor; exhibit behavioral styles that convey confidence and represent The Resort’s values and culture Relationship Building; develop and sustain relationships with both internal and external guests, built on mutual respect and trust   Experience and Education: High school diploma required. College degree preferred.  Minimum 3 years’ experience as an Conference Services Manager for an upscale hotel / resort   Job Requirements: Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit  Must be at least 18 years of age   Must be able to read, write and speak English   Must be able to work well under pressure   Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written   Must be highly detailed orientated   Must be able to work in a fast paced environment   Must have excellent listening skills   Must possesses excellent communication skills   Must be professional in appearance and demeanor   Must always ensure a teamwork environment   Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays   Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and associates   Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner   Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests    Working Conditions: Must be able to stand on feet throughout the shift, with intermittent periods of walking and stair climbing.  Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs at shoulder height   Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 50 lbs;   Must be able to bend, squat, push and pull frequently;   Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, squeezing, overhead reaching and repetitive hand & arm movements frequently. 

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True North Sports + Entertainment Winnipeg, MB, Canada
May 22, 2019
Full time
True North Sports + Entertainment is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our team. The Event Bookings Administrator is responsible for direct management of client relationships and services, assisting the event team in client relationships, negotiating, contracting, booking, executing, and evaluating events at Bell MTS Place (BMP) and the Burton Cummings Theatre (BCT) including major events, limited use bookings and Community Use & Access Program (CUAP) events. What to be excited for in this role : • As part of the event management team, manage and oversee usage of all areas of BMP and BCT, including maintenance of the facility-booking calendar systems. • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of all event contracts/ agreements, ensuring requirements are met for insurance, deposits and related facility policies. Supervise, execute and assist with scheduled events, as required. • Liaise with ticket department to ensure event pricing and timing agrees with event contracts (venue and or artist contract). Ensure appropriate communication (including event confirmations) is the same internally and externally. • Provide administrative support for Senior Vice President and Director on information distribution, record keeping, filing, etc. • Gather, refine and distribute information to other departments in various formats; verbally, email, formal documents, etc., ensuring event details and requirements in the facility are communicated. • Assist in providing direction and support to Facility Events Coordinator on a day-to-day basis. VIP Event Support such as set up, invoicing, and coordination, as required. • Ongoing relationships and communications with rental clients, promoters, management, contractors, touring personnel, and tenants. What we need from you : • 2 - 3 years of experience in administration of an entertainment facility and/or in the entertainment industry. • Detail oriented and strong analytical skills, with ability to prepare, present, defend results, proposals and scenarios, using Microsoft tools (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint). • Superior ability to communicate verbally and in writing, managing and negotiating with building users and staff. Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to participate in effective presentations in a variety of settings. • Supervisory experience with proven and consistent leadership/ motivational skills would be an asset. • High School diploma and a combination of education and suitable facility management experience. • Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with all corporate levels, clients, tenants, contractors, and employees. • Maintain a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required. To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter, (in PDF format as one document), to hr@tnse.com . Please include Event Bookings Administrator in the subject line. Closing date : Sunday, June 2, 2019.
DataRobot Boston, MA, USA
May 22, 2019
Full time
Corporate Events Manager Boston, United States DataRobot is seeking an energetic and positive person with a passion for corporate events to join our team. This opportunity requires someone with excellent organization and planning skills who can work autonomously with minimal supervision, but can also work effectively with others collaborating within a team environment. The ideal candidate brings a proven track record of flawless event planning and execution, effective communication, and project management. Responsibilities include: Manage and execute internal events for employees including leadership events, culture events, recruiting events, recognition events, employee engagement events, and offsites Project manage, plan and oversee all elements of the execution of execute level for (C-level) meetings and events to include quarterly board meetings. Manage the VIP fly in program Communicate with vendors in preparation for events. Ensure meetings/events are aligned with the company’s strategic initiatives by weaving the vision into the meeting framework Liaise and consult with senior leaders to define the scope and objectives of the meeting/event Define meeting strategy and build project plan for successful execution Drive cost savings and efficiencies throughout the process Report directly to the Director of Events and work closely with the VP of HR, executive assistant to CEO and office manager   Requirements : 5+ years’ event management experience Advanced experience and know-how; related to the meetings, events, and/or hospitality industry Strong budget, forecasting, and analytical skills Demonstrated excellence in customer service A quick-thinking problem solver A team player, enthusiastic and proactive Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and clearly identify priorities Proven communication skills, detailed oriented and meticulous Ability to shift priorities quickly, while maintaining organization and control Willingness to work outside of normal business hours to execute early morning and evening events as needed Ability to execute physical tasks such as moving tables and chairs and to stand for prolonged periods during event execution Ability to show initiative and desire to grow within the role   Individuals seeking employment at DataRobot are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation
Freedom Mobile Inc. Edmonton, AB, Canada
May 22, 2019
Full time
Event Coordinator - Edmonton   Company: Shaw Cablesystems   Category: Sales   Work Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada   Employment Type: Full-time   Position ID: J0419-2436     Job Description Every day, our passionate employees connect our customers to the world and everything in it – it’s why we exist at Shaw, and it’s why we strive to be the place where the best people choose to work. Our people reflect the richness of our communities, and our culture is inclusive of each individual’s diverse background and perspective, which makes us a stronger team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for organizing and executing exceptional tradeshow and community events that drive sales results for the direct sales team. An enthusiastic professional familiar with industry event opportunities and venues with a strong ability to seek out new event opportunities throughout the region. A capacity to lead/direct and experience in sales preferred. We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated with a positive "can do" attitude to join a premier team within the company. At Shaw we believe a diverse workforce fosters diversity of thought and perspective, and more diversity means more solutions. We invite all qualified individuals to apply. Career Opportunity: Events Coordinator Shaw is currently seeking an Events Coordinator for Edmonton, reporting to the Manager, In-home Sales located in Edmonton. Accountabilities: • Assist with negotiations for space contracts and book event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, make travel arrangements, order event signs, and ensure appropriate décor within our brand standards with the primary intent to drive sales. • Track and gather event results data for reporting event success. • Conduct research, make site visits, and find resources for new event opportunities. • Create and design room layouts for each event. • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation processes • Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters. • Assist with managing on-site set-up and clean up for events as necessary. • Prepare all event materials, signage, swag, services etc. • Attend larger events as required to ensure branding standards are maintained. • Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports to leadership for each event. • Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting. • Coordinate appointments, site visits, and scheduling of events on the calendar. • Organize/maintain event materials & signage through inventory and ensure replace defective material • Create marketing briefs for new event material or signage requests. • Various other duties as required. Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications: • Excellent verbal and written skills, with a strong ability to coordinate multiple people to get the job done while maintaining exceptional relationships with all involved. • Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments with an organized approach • Create and maintain strong working relationships easily with a variety of staff and vendors. • Provide creativity in projects, but able to follow and recognize specific brand standards in order to maintain the Shaw brand standard. • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism. • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision. • Experience with direct sales marketing and communication tactics. • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality. • Post-secondary education in event coordination preferred; significant work experience can substitute. • Some travel may be required depending on event and location. • 3-5 years of experience in event planning or leadership preferred • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges; email and web searches. We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. If you want to be part of something bigger—part of a dynamic team of people who are aligned, focused, and passionate about working together to care for our customers, then we look forward to meeting you! Join us. We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. BUSINESS UNIT: Consumer Shaw Communications, through its third party vendor, collects and stores information applicable to the candidate profile you create when you submit the information asked for below. The use and disclosure of the collected information is for the sole purpose of job search and placement activities for Shaw Communications. The information is subject to Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The information will be retained and when disposed of, it is done so in a secure manner. Your profile will become inactive and moved to the archive if you do not access your profile for a period of 1 year. View Disclaimer     We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.
Benchmark San Antonio, TX, USA
May 22, 2019
Full time
Event Experience Manager (Conference Services Manager) La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio, TX 78256 Full time R0018588 Benchmark’s company culture is central to our management philosophy. The company’s stated purpose is “to provide an entrepreneurial environment where determined people dare to create, share, and build futures.   To be the “benchmark” by which all others are judged takes passion, courage, and dedication. We invite you to explore our extraordinary offering of unique opportunities, all with a common goal of providing an unforgettable journey.   Job Description Summary : The Event Experience Manager will be responsible for exemplifying the La Cantera Resort & Spa culture, as well as promoting the resort as both the Destination and Employer of choice. He / She is dedicated to the planning, coordination, and exceptional execution of all conferences and unique events, contracted by the Group Sales Department. This opportunity requires a detailed, organized, and flexible individual who is resolution oriented, and is able to multi-task. Excellent inter-personal skills and effective written communication are a must for this position.   Job Description: Essential Job Functions: Effectively communicate to all departments, the information necessary for successful execution of each event Maintain a strong relationship with clients, as well as with the hotel’s Operating departments. Monitor and manage guest room blocks in accordance with the contract, as well as monitor key deadlines as outlined. Prepare and distribute accurate Banquet Event Orders, and Event Resumes.  Effectively communicate any changes and updates Accurately forecast and understand group rooms and group food and beverage revenues Participate in site visits and planning meetings for upcoming events Suggestively sell menus and experiences that meet the guests needs, and maximize revenues Maintain a professional appearance, in accordance with the Image Guidelines set forth in the Associate Handbook Attend appropriate resort and department meetings Maintain a strong knowledge of hospitality trends, especially those related to food and beverage Have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests   Job Responsibilities: Adaptability; maintain performance levels under pressure Communication; effectively convey information and ideas to others in a persuasive and confident manner, through a variety of methods Resolution Oriented; identify and understand challenges and opportunities, and draw educated conclusions to evaluate every possible solution Professional Demeanor; exhibit behavioral styles that convey confidence and represent The Resort’s values and culture Relationship Building; develop and sustain relationships with both internal and external guests, built on mutual respect and trust   Experience and Education: High school diploma required. College degree preferred.  Minimum 3 years’ experience as an Conference Services Manager for an upscale hotel / resort   Job Requirements: Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit  Must be at least 18 years of age   Must be able to read, write and speak English   Must be able to work well under pressure   Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written   Must be highly detailed orientated   Must be able to work in a fast paced environment   Must have excellent listening skills   Must possesses excellent communication skills   Must be professional in appearance and demeanor   Must always ensure a teamwork environment   Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays   Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and associates   Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner   Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests    Working Conditions: Must be able to stand on feet throughout the shift, with intermittent periods of walking and stair climbing.  Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs at shoulder height   Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 50 lbs;   Must be able to bend, squat, push and pull frequently;   Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, squeezing, overhead reaching and repetitive hand & arm movements frequently. 

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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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