If you want a job with a difference and a change from the old routine in 2010, then why don’t you consider taking a different career path with one of the many travel jobs available in the marketplace?
The world is a vast expanse and there are literally millions of destinations just waiting to be explored. It will by no means be an easy career decision and there will be plenty of exams and training that you will need to complete to become truly effective at your role, but at the same time taking a chance on travel jobs can lead to some of the most rewarding and happy experiences of your professional career.
So what does it take to be truly effective in travel jobs? Well for starters a good knowledge of geography would be of benefit to the candidate. You need to know your Benidorm from your Bournemouth, Costa del Sol from Cardiff. However, if geography has never been your strong point there are a number of training course that you study part-time at college or at home in your spare time.
There are a number of common misunderstandings that are associated with travel jobs. One of those misunderstandings is that employees will be stuck behind their desks all day, churning out holiday deals for people in a heated office. If you do decide to become a travel sales representative then yes at some stage you will have to sit behind a desk and sell. However, you will also get to travel around to a number of the destinations as part of your role. It is important that you experience the quality of the accommodation that you are booking people into.
Also you will have the option to move around within your industry. If you suddenly decided that you wanted to take a secondment to a different department then you take a time out and become a travel rep. This should give you a varied experience of the travel jobs sector and also at the same time provide you with a varied set of career opportunities.
We can all sit around and play it safe, or we can make the most of the opportunities that present themselves to us. If you are looking for something that won’t be the normal 9 – 5 Monday to Friday then you should seriously consider looking at jobs and roles within the travel industry in 2010. Make it a year to remember, do something amazing this year.