Getting Your Name Out There
Earlier this month I wrote about tips and tricks for using job boards, and this week I’d like to follow up with a few more words of advice for getting your name out there and standing out from the crowd when it comes to applying for jobs in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.
- Be tenacious and determined
I know it might feel like it takes up a lot of time and effort, but in order to land a job these days you need to send out as many job applications as you possibly can. Applying to only a couple of positions that sound appealing to you and essentially putting all of your eggs into one basket is a mistake – Trust me! The most appealing jobs, including the ones with the best perks and benefits, are the ones that will receive the most applicants and this will reduce your chances of making the short-list of candidates. This especially applies to positions that are based in major metropolitan cities like Toronto or Vancouver.
2. Always follow up with the employer
Always, ALWAYS reach out to a hiring company two weeks after you’ve submitted a job application if you haven’t heard back from them yet. Don’t worry about the possibility of annoying them or seeming too aggressive – Following up with an email or a phone call to ask if they’ve had a chance to look at your resume is an excellent way to show that you are enthusiastic, ambitious, and a savvy communicator. As a bonus, you might get an update on where they happen to be in their internal hiring process, which is always helpful information to know.
3. Get your name out there any way you can!
It’s a good idea to submit your resume to as many job boards and work platforms as you possibly can. Having your resume be a searchable item on these platforms can result in job opportunities that you may not have been alerted to otherwise. Along with Travelbestjobs, Workopolis, and Indeed, I also suggest submitting your profile to our brand new Travelbest Talent newsletter which highlights industry professionals who are on the job market. Whether you’re an experienced industry professional who is currently between jobs, or an up-and-coming talent looking to launch your career, Baxter Media wants to help people connect with their next job opportunity.
The online application form for Travelbest Talent can be found here: https://travelbestjobs.com/travelbest-talent-submission-form/
Good luck to you in your career search! Stay optimistic, be determined, and don’t give up.
By Dan McDonald
Dan is a Sales and Marketing Development Associate and Webinar Host at Baxter Media. He majored in Communications (CCIT) at the University of Toronto.