Holiday representatives are responsible for ensuring that tourist are having a fabulous vacation. Their duties vary widely depending on the resort, the destination and their speciality area. Holiday representatives can be involved with almost any aspect of the vacation, usually at or near the destination site. Although holiday representative salaries are low, they include many benefits and an opportunity to travel with free accomodations. If you are outgoing and enjoy interacting with people, you will find it an enjoyable career.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
Identify your interests to decide what type of holiday representative job you want. Holiday representative jobs can focus on child care, entertainment, providing tourism information and many other customer service oriented duties that help vacationers enjoy their stay.
Create a resume. Present skills that put you in the best light for getting the job. Indicate whether you have sales experience, customer service experience, a background in tourism or special skills that would be beneficial for the job. If you are multilingual, indicate the languages you speak.
Search to find which companies are hiring. Once you narrow down some possibilities, call them on the phone for a contact name and to verify the address of their human resource office. Some vacation companies may have different offices for various destinations but still conduct all their employee hiring at a central location.
Write a short letter indicating why you want to work as a holiday representative and mail it to all potential employer. Ask for an application form and inquire when they do the majority of their hiring. Often hiring is done around the seasonal holidays almost a year ahead of time.
Make a list of where you have applied, the contact names, and a brief description of the position. When you are called for an interview, you will be organised so you can talk intelligently about each holiday rep position with the correct employer since duties may vary.
Research the company and plan ahead in preparation for the interview. Obtain a criminal and child abuse check if you are seeking a job supervising children. Create a list of questions that you want to ask, think about why you want to work for that particular company and be ready to show why you would be a good holiday rep.
Act enthusiastic and upbeat during your interview. Holiday representatives must be pleasant even when handling problems.
Tips and warnings
- In your initial phone conversation, ask the minimum age required to become a holiday representative.
- If you are told a presentation is required, prepare and practice it in advance. Be sure it relates to the position you are seeking. You can bring a computer or other items to help you.
- If hired, you will be assigned to a destination as opposed to selecting one.
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