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Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals

100 EpisodesProduced by Northstar Meetings GroupWebsite

Hosted by Northstar Meetings Group, Eventful invites you to listen in on insightful conversations about hot topics in the meetings and events industry. Tune in for interviews and analysis of the editorial coverage in Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News and Incentive.


Why Now Is a Good Time for Meeting Planners to Change Jobs

The job market has swung wildly over the past two years, but as in-person meetings have returned, so have planners’ opportunities for career advancement. As demand for skilled candidates has grown, meeting professionals are likely sensing that now might be a good time to make that career move they’ve been considering.
Dawn Penfold, president and founder of, shares her insights on the shifting market for employment opportunities on this episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals. Penfold, who has been helping meeting professionals find new positions for more than 30 years, speaks with Northstar Meetings Group’s managing editor, Sarah Braley about a range of career-focused topics, including:
Which industries are seeing the strongest opportunities and what skills are in demand (2:15)
How candidates are being more creative in their benefits requests, including flex time and even loan repayment (4:00)
How much the standard salary increase from one job to another has changed (7:45)
Why the right request during an interview could make a candidate look more appealing to an employer (11:20)
What skills distinguish the most in-demand and resilient candidates (14:10)

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