Event Planner Interview Questions in United States

"Before going to the interview for an event planning position, prepare to answer questions about your communication, negotiation, and organizational skills as well as your event planning experience. The interviewer will want to make sure you can meet with clients, negotiate with vendors, and coordinate all event details of every event while meeting tight deadlines."

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Regence BlueShield
Event Planner was asked...April 3, 2014

What would you do about something you had to do but did not have all the answers?

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Research, ask questions of people who had done the task before.

Virginia Commonwealth University

You've been planning an event XYZ for a few months, when a week before the date of it, the customer wants to change multiple elements of it. However, you know it will simply not be possible for logistical reasons. How do you communicate this to the customer, who will definitely be upset about this fact.

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If asked about how to deal with a complaint like that, it's good to know that they divide their customers into three categories: students (who are often treated in a demanding, even condescending way, and are supposed to learn from their mistakes in planning their own events; if they're disorganized about their event, it's OK to be harsh with them and even cancel it all together, just as long as they learn to plan it better in the future); VCU departments (the representatives of which are to be kept happy but with minimal effort) and external, paying customers (who need to be kept delighted at all times, while at the same time being treated as cash-cows and charged for absolutely everything possible). Less

Giant Eagle

Describe a time when you dealt with a disgruntled customer, how did you resolve the situation?

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Showing the person that his or her concern is being heard and dealt with. Contact the appropriate people to help resolve as easily and as quickly as possible. Less


what was the largest event you planned

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event which was attended by 3200 people

Virginia Commonwealth University

Have you used event planning/conference planning software?

Ristorante Venerina

where did you work before?

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Casino palace Bucharest

Why do you think you'd be a good fit for this position?

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Because I'm good at keeping timelines and I'm very organized and timely about my deliverables. Less

Ocean Front Events

Why do you want to be part of our team?

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I'm looking for a career and variety, not just a 9-5 job. This sounds like what I'm looking for. Less

Effectus Enterprises

What are your best work qualities?

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Not a bad question really... I started my answer "I have yrs of experience in marketing, my strengths are project management and digital marketing..." and as I was starting to give some examples, I was cut off and we moved on. Less

Meraki East

What are you looking for in a job?

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I described my ideal job which is nothing like the actual job they were offering. Less

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