Podcast: An Event & Meetings Industry Recruiter Spills the Beans

One of the industry’s top recruiters discusses the hottest sectors to work in, the highest and lowest salaries one can expect, and more.

August 22, 2016, 5:01 PM EDT

Hosts: Brandt Krueger and Audrey Gallien
Guests: Dawn Penfold, David Adler

Whether just getting started or an industry veteran, everyone wants to know which sectors have the highest payoff for a hard-working planner. In this episode, David Adler, the C.E.O. of BizBash, sits down with top industry recruiter Dawn Penfold, the president of, to talk about career strategies, fluctuating salaries, sector-hopping, and more. Hosts Brandt Krueger and Audrey Gallien join David, and dive into their own thoughts behind the rise in pay bonuses, why to never stop volunteering at events, the power of leveraging one’s network, and the secret ingredient of an industry “rookie star.” This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to advance their career and is looking for the realistic and inside scoop on how to make that move.

Sponsored by Hargrove and the Event Leadership Institute

Running time 50:05

Show Notes

In This Episode

  • Roundtable Discussion [02:50]: how to bounce from two different industry sectors; salary comparisons by position and sector; how to become a “rookie star” in the industry; the event industry diversity debate
  • What Blows My Mind [45:21]: Obama Administration state dinners; magnum champagne at events

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