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Essential Tips For People Looking For Travel Jobs Overseas

Essential Tips For People Looking For Travel Jobs Overseas

26 Feb 19:00 by TMS Talent

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Working overseas is a wonderful way to gain experience and see the world, and there is nothing better than getting paid to do what you enjoy while satisfying your thirst for travel. These tips will help anyone looking to work overseas, whether in the hospitality industry, the customer service industry, or anything in between.

 

1. Have an up-to-date CV

When applying for travel jobs you need to have a CV that is as up to date as possible. Your CV should be refined, easy to read, not too long, and should highlight your relevant strengths and experiences.

 

2. Know what type of job you are looking for

This might sound obvious; however, if you know what type of job you are looking for, it should be easier to find. Become familiar with industry terms that may not be used locally, and ensure that you apply for positions that are within your scope and will suit you. Narrowing the search in this way also streamlines the process and speeds it up.

 

3. Understand the visa requirements

 

You will generally require a working visa for whichever country you end up working in. Before you start job-hunting, make sure that you are eligible for a visa. Some countries are stricter than others, so knowing the requirements will ensure you do not end up disappointed.

 

4. Know your worth

Different jobs pay different wages across the globe, so you need to know what you are worth and whether your expectations will be met in your preferred destination. By knowing the market-related salary, you will be able to decide whether working in specific countries is a feasible option for you.

 

6. Brush up your skills

Any employer looks for the most skilled worker to take on the job, with those who continually try to better themselves always viewed favourably. Wherever you can, brush up your skills and your training, even if this means taking free courses, and make sure you are always up to date with any trends or advancements in your chosen field.
 

7. Get experience

Experience is hugely important. If you are looking for a job in a specific industry, such as hospitality, a little experience goes a long way. If you have not been able to find work in the industry locally, or you have recently finished studying, try to get some experience under your belt, even if this means volunteering or taking part in a mentorship Program.

 

8. Have your paperwork in order

This may sound obvious, but it is amazing how many people will apply for travel jobs without even having a valid passport! Make sure you have a passport and that it is still valid, that you will pass any necessary health tests, and that you will not have to scramble around gathering together your documentation at the last minute.

 

These 8 tips are designed to help you find work overseas and make the process as easy as possible.