Tips For Creating a Club Promoting Resume

Club Promoter ResumeWhether you are looking for your first club promoting gig or your hundredth, you should take the time to prepare an up-to-date resume for potential clients. While there are countless clubs and venues out there who hire promoters based on their solely on his or name and reputation, others want to see your experience and skills written down on paper. Handing over a copy of your resume to potential clients will allow them to see exactly how much experience you have in the promoting industry, and as a result, you’ll end up with more jobs and gigs.

Place yourself in the shoes of a club owner and ask yourself who you would hire — a promoter with a professional, well-written resume or a promoter without one?

You don’t need a master’s degree in business management to know that hiring a promoter with a resume is almost always a better choice. You can verbally tell club owner anything they want to hear, but having this information on paper makes it easier for them to go back and reference later. Don’t worry if you are still having trouble with your resume, as we’re going to reveal some tips on how to create one.

Resume InspirationPast Work Experience

The single most important element on a club promoting resume, or practically any other resume for that matter, is past work experience. Whether this includes club promoting jobs or not, it needs to be written down on your resume. Jobs such as bartending, waiting tables or sales tie directly into club promoting and as such, a professional club owner or manager will take notice of your experience working in such positions.

Along with the names of your past employers, you also need to include how long you worked for each of them. If you can’t remember the exact dates of your previous jobs, do your best to estimate. Alternatively, you can call up some of your past employers to see if they have a record of your work experience. Of course, this is really only a viable option if you left on good terms. You obviously don’t want to lie in your resume, but you want it to be as complete as possible.

Responsibilities and Skills During Past Jobs

Many people fail to realize the importance of writing down their responsibilities and skills from previous jobs, leaving the club owner guessing as to what they did. To avoid this, create a nice bullet-point list next to each of your previous employers along with the responsibilities for each respective job. Don’t just write down the obvious responsibilities, but try and think outside the box instead. For instance, the responsibilities of a bartender may include the calculation of money, multitasking between different customers and having good people skills.

Diploma EducationEducation and School

If experience is the most important element listed on a club promoter resume, then education is a close second. Write down where you got your high school diploma from, what college experience you have (if any) and any special certifications you’ve acquired. Like most other employers, club owners and managers will take notice of your past education. After all, club promoting is a job that requires a high level of intelligence and the ability to communicate with others. Without these necessary skills, you won’t succeed in the business.

Are you currently taking college courses? Even if you haven’t completed them, you can still write down how much you’ve done thus far on your club promoter resume. It won’t hold as much value as a completed degree, but it does help liven up your resume with some bonus points.

Volunteer Work

Believe me when I say that volunteer work does not go unnoticed on a club promoting resume. Whether it’s working at the local Boys & Girl’s Club of America, performing community service, working with the homeless, or just picking up trash on the side of the road, you should include volunteer work in your club promoter resume. The only type of volunteer work that should be left out of a club promoting resume is religious and/or political-related activities. These items tend to turn off employers, so it’s usually best to omit it from your resume just to be on the safe side.

megafone-1Objective Statement

One of the most commonly overlooked elements of a resume if the objective statement. Although some people may claim they aren’t a necessary element in a resume, objective statements work to convey the reasons why the club owner or manager should hire you. Let’s face it, club owners are busy people, so there’s a good chance of them tossing your resume off to the side without ever reading it. By using an objective statement, however, you can grab their attention to quickly let them know why you’re the perfect candidate for the job.

Keep your objective statement short and sweet. Craft up a well written paragraph explaining the value you would provide to the club or venue.

Other Things To Remember on Your Club Promoter Resume…

  • Keep your club promoter professional by avoiding fancy fonts and bright colors.
  • Font size of 12 is typically the best all-around choice
  • Create a cover letter for additional value.
  • Avoid pictures.
  • Ad some numbers. Whether it’s your ‘3’ years of experience as a promoter or ‘4’ years of college education, using numbers results in a more professional resume.
  • Avoid ‘filler’ content that serves no real purpose or value.
  • Look at other professional promoter resumes for inspiration.
  • Keep your resume to either 1 or 2 pages long.
  • Use powerful and descriptive adjectives to grab the employer’s attention.
  • Don’t forget to include your name and contact information!
  • Proofread it, twice.
  • If you can’t craft a resume yourself, seek professional help.