How to Plan Your Career Comeback During the Pandemic

Dawn Penfold, an executive recruiter for the meetings industry, offers advice for event professionals.


The unprecedented job losses and economic damage caused by the pandemic shutdown have seriously impacted almost all areas of the meetings industry, as countless event professionals are now out of work or suddenly unsure about their futures. But while things might be unclear and even alarming, there are some steps that meeting planners can be taking now to navigate this fast-changing terrain and to position themselves for a comeback.

On this episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, we spoke with Dawn Penfold, founder and president of She discusses what planners can be doing now to improve their job prospects, how this crisis will reorient employers' priorities and what lessons we can apply from previous crises.

Listen to the in-depth conversation in our latest episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, and remember to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.