I’m so excited to travel soon and I’ve heard that travel jobs are great because they give you the chance to travel while getting paid. I was wondering how you get a travel job with no experience. Many travel companies love hiring people who have never worked for them before because travel jobs are often entry-level.
How do I get a travel job with no experience?
There is no easy way to find travel jobs. Like any industry, you’ve got to rely on networking and learning the skills necessary to get hired. The more you know about the travel industry, the easier it will be to land your first job in the travel field. There are many different types of positions available in this multi-billion dollar industry.
Reading books and practicing interviewing at home
It is a great place to start “working” on your interview skills before they’re needed. The best advice I have is that if you want to work in this business, make sure there is nothing between you except air; give yourself time to network and make sure you are truly ready to work before applying for a position.
Suppose you will need any certification or license before starting to work in the travel industry. In that case, you must get your hands on this ASAP, as some companies won’t interview candidates who don’t already have their necessary paperwork. If you aren’t sure what documents you’ll need, just ask us – we’re happy to help!
When I had my first job interviews for an entry-level position in the airline industry, I felt like they were interviewing a friend back then rather than interviewing me because of my lack of experience in the field. But during these interviews, I learned a lot about myself and how well I may fit into certain positions with certain companies. The entire process of interviewing for travel jobs can be a valuable educational experience, and it is worth lodging a few applications even if you don’t hear back from the companies.
As I said before, the most important thing to get started in this field is networking: make sure that you are taking advantage of every opportunity to network with other people in the industry, whether it’s online or face-to-face. The more contacts you have, the easier your job hunt will become.
The best advice
When looking for my first travel job, I was given to only apply for open positions that fit my needs and qualifications – sometimes this means reading a company’s website carefully as they may say “only experienced candidates need to apply.” Instead of wasting time applying to jobs that I knew I didn’t qualify for, I put my energy into applying for jobs with companies that were a good fit.
No matter what type of position you’re looking to get in the travel industry, don’t be afraid to apply even if you feel that you are not yet qualified! Even though there may be an abundance of applicants, the competition is never as fierce as it seems, and giving it you’re all can pay off in the end – sometimes more than expected! What could be more rewarding than traveling around the world while also getting paid?
Can Traveling be a job?
Yes, traveling can be a job, as you mentioned in your question. Many jobs allow you to travel while simultaneously getting paid for it. For example, flight attendants work on an airplane and get paid well for their time. At the same time, they can enjoy free flights around the world.
Travel is a great way to earn a living because of all the benefits of low-cost housing, no utility or grocery bills, and no cost to commute. Everything is included when working abroad! However, this doesn’t mean that all work under the sun allows you to travel.
Sometimes local laws may limit who can have certain positions within a country (for example, lawyers). While there are many different types of jobs that allow you to travel, the best way to find out if a certain position allows you to get around is to call and ask. It will also increase your chances of getting hired if you sound like you have done your research before calling an agency or company.
How do I get paid for my travels?
One of the great things about traveling is taking advantage of all the amazing opportunities that may come your way while abroad! You can learn a foreign language, teach English as a second language (TESL), become an Au Pair/Nanny, be an ESL teacher or work at an adventure camp. There are many jobs available which offer free housing and even a monthly salary for teaching something new!
What travel job should you apply for?
Here are some suggestions:
Guest Service Agent-Nothing gets your foot in the door faster than being able to serve and help guests! You don’t even have to know any foreign languages (but it’s a BIG plus if you do). People who travel a lot on business love staying in hotels, so travel companies try to hire folks who can answer questions and make them feel as comfortable as possible.
Flight Attendant-You’re going to travel the world with this job! You also have a ton of benefits like retirement plans (travel companies are big on those)! Just be warned: you’ll probably get stuck in middle seats on crappy flights more often than not.
Cruise Ship Worker– Love the beach and travel? You can get paid to travel while working onboard a cruise ship!
Lifeguard- If you want to travel and don’t mind working outdoors, this is for you!
Backpacker Hostel Worker. These jobs are great because they put you in touch with travelers from all over the world (and we all know travel friends are some of the best people ever).
First of all, don’t give up hope! You never know what may happen down the road. It’s good to keep trying to find something that will work for you because eventually, you will land a perfect position for your needs and lifestyle. There are always ways to make traveling possible. It just takes a lot of patience and hard work! Good luck on your travels. Good luck on your job search and remember: don’t give up hope! You’ll be a pro at this soon enough.