Event Planner Interview Questions

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If you were hired, when could you start?

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  1. 1.

    If you were hired, when could you start?

  2. 2.

    Describe your specific skills and experience related to Event Planning.

  3. 3.

    What would you do if the DJ is late and not responding to calls or emails?

  4. 4.

    What approaches do you use in communicating with different people, customers, staff, co-workers, management? How do you know you are communicating effectively?

  5. 5.

    What are some strategies you use for managing and prioritizing work for yourself when there is too much work and too few staff members to complete the tasks at hand?

  6. 6.

    Tell me about one bad experience you've had, preferably something catastrophic, how did you handle it? Was the event still a success?

  7. 7.

    What was the most difficult event you promoted? What made it difficult?

  8. 8.

    How would you describe your work style?

  9. 9.

    What are important characteristics for an effective event coordinator?

  10. 10.

    What was the most successful event you've planned in the past?

  11. 11.

    If you had to describe yourself as detail-oriented or big-picture oriented, which would you choose? Why?

  12. 12.

    Give an example of a time when you felt the greatest sense of accomplishment in your job?

  13. 13.

    What brings out the most excitement for you in event planning?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about a work situation that required a creative solution.

  15. 15.

    How do you multitask when you plan or manage multiple events?

  16. 16.

    What was the most challenging event you've planned in the past?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about your experience working with an event planning committee?

  18. 18.

    How good are your listening skills? How do you know?

  19. 19.

    Describe your experience with designing and developing advertising graphics and publications used to market programs and services.

  20. 20.

    Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult client. How did you manage that relationship?

  21. 21.

    We've read your resume and seen where you went to college and your work experience, but could you walk us through this period and tell us how you made the decisions you did regarding your education and work?

  22. 22.

    Tell me about a time when you were working within a tight budget for an event. What was the outcome?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about a mistake that you made on the job. What did you learn from it?

  24. 24.

    Explain a time when you disagreed with your boss. How did you handle this situation?

  25. 25.

    What value will you add to our team?