Your future in Travel and Tourism. From Students…. Were do I get the experience that the job ads are asking for? I can offer my research paper/final study paper to a particular sector but they are still not interested – how can I make myself more of an attractive proposition?
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First - International Travel management, Brighton
Take placement year, as I believe the experience gained was invaluable. It also demonstrates to an prospective employer you have shown commitment and that you have practical knowledge as well as theoretical.
A lot of students upon leaving university approach the large tour operators or airlines for a position, and perhaps overlook smaller, or less consumer known, or niche organisations, however it is vital to keep an open mind. Keep abreast of the trade papers and other communications, go to trade fairs – World Travel Market, Business Travel Show and find out more about individual companies.
Keep a positive outlook when job hunting, keep at it and go after the job that you really want.
The Employer Part of Advantage Travel Neil Armorgie Director
We chose to take a graduate on as we wanted to bring fresh ideas to our business and have someone who did not join us with preconceived ideas or a blinkered view on the industry. Someone who would connect with our way of doing business and whom we could shape and help develop.
Email your CV to:
Make sure there is a covering letter to help us, this should include your location, your wants and needs as well as what you would and would not like to do.
Do this a couple of months before you graduate
Enhance your CV with a personal profile, relevant experience and what your course demanded of you. Its really important to highlight any “additional” work that you did while studying