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Combine your passion with your new travel job and reap the rewards

Author: Susan Chand

Published Date: 2020/02

entry level

Have you recently finished or approaching the end of your travel / tourism related qualification? Or maybe you have an existing qualification from another country and have just secured working rights in Australia. If you are looking for ways to kick start your career into an entry level travel job, here are some tips from TMS Talent’s, Susan Chand on how to maximize your chances.

Susan has been working closely with entry level candidates for several years assisting them secure fantastic travel roles putting them on the right path for future growth opportunities.

“We have a constant supply of opportunities for recent graduates or job seekers with less than 12 months industry experience. In especially high demand are those with strong English as a second language combined with fluency in another language. The most in demand languages for our clients just now are Korean, Japanese and French.” says Susan

Some examples of roles we are regularly securing for entry level candidates include:

  • Wholesale Reservations
  • Junior Retail Consultants
  • Customer Service
  • Call Centres

Even job seekers with no travel experience who have worked in customer service or call centre roles in other industries may be considered. Imagine stepping out of your first call centre role and into one in the travel industry!

“Customer service and call centre roles are a fantastic steppingstone for your career in travel.” Says Susan “They provide a strong foundation for you to learn specialist destination knowledge combined with soft skills such as organization, time management, managing expectations and more.”

How do you find an entry level travel role?

It can often be daunting for inexperienced job seekers looking for their first or next opportunity. Susan and other experienced TMS Talent recruitment consultants with many years of experience will coach and mentor you through the recruitment process right from the initial contact through to the negotiation of your package and benefits. These roles are often not advertised directly on job boards, so you need to be on the front foot and connect directly or on LinkedIn with an experienced consultant to be in with a chance and get ahead of the pack.

This service is completely free and offers you the opportunity to get your CV in front of a multitude of clients with suitable roles for you. We commit to helping you secure the best role not only for now but to set you up for your next role and the one after. A job in travel often comes with a vast array of travel related discounts and benefits and lets you work in an industry with like-minded colleagues who all love to travel! What are you waiting for??

If you are a recent graduate, studying travel / tourism or have limited experience in a travel role and strong language skills, contact Susan today for a confidential discussion. We have ongoing opportunities waiting for job seekers like you!