Yes, You Can Find a Job in Today’s Depressed Market
First, you must change your perspective on your role
While it’s difficult to say exactly how many meeting professionals have been furloughed or laid off altogether since the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ensuing blow to the U.S. economy, hit, we all know someone who has had their hours and/or pay reduced, been put on furlough or has been laid off outright since the U.S. economy began its pandemic-induced nosedive just a few short months ago. While hopes are that the economy will rebound quickly as local, regional and state economies begin to reopen, it may be a while before the renewal hits the meetings and convention industries, and jobs come back for those who plan events.
During the virtual ConferenceDirect Annual Partners Meeting (APM) held in May, CD CEO Brian Stevens spoke with James Zaniello, president of executive search firm Vetted Solutions, to get some ideas on what the job market for meeting professionals looks like these days, and on what those who are currently out of work — and those who want to support them through this rough period — can do.
MeetingMentor recently caught up with Zaniello to learn more.
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