Tip 1: How to get a job in a travel agency
The position of a tourism manager can combine a variety of functions. The larger the company, the narrower the range of responsibilities of each individual employee. Firms tour operators suggest options for the formation of an agent network in the regions, and in travel agencies the staff most of the time communicates with customers directly.
A newcomer should be considered a large company - there are more open vacancies. It may be worth starting from a lower position by trying yourself, for example, as an assistant manager or trainee. Unfortunately, most trainees do not receive wages - they work only on interest or seniority.
If you want to become a manager, do not settle for a courier post. Being in the status of an intern or assistant, you learn the necessary skills - communication with customers, working with objections, packing tours, studying special computer programs for booking tickets. The courier spends most of his time outside the office, and he has practically no chance to improve his qualifications. In addition, the line indicating such a position is unlikely to decorate your resume.
Choose suitable vacancies and send your CV to the address indicated in them with the obligatory indication of the position you are applying for. Not bad attach a cover letter and your photo. A couple of days after sending, call the company and ask if your papers have been received.
When preparing for an interview, find out as much as you can about the company you want to join. Visit her website, study the proposed programs, read customer reviews. Not bad to see other sites dedicated to tourism. Talking with a representative of the employer, be sure to mention that you were able to find out.
During the interview, behave as politely and correctly as possible, do not argue with your opponent. Consider that correctness, non-conflict and confidence are important qualities for the future tourism manager.
If you are offered less payment than you expected, find out under what conditions and when you can count on its growth. Do not overstate the requirements if you have no experience in the field of tourism. To dictate terms, you must have your base and certain developments. But after a year you will be able to claim more - in this company, or from its competitors.