Becoming a travel agent is perhaps one of the most rewarding jobs today. You can potentially travel all over globe, interact with people with different cultural backgrounds, and learn a lot about coordinating travel destinations with automobiles, airplanes, trains and etc.
The job is well sought because of its advantages such as heavily discounted (or free) travel packages all around the world. Travel agents who are employed under corporate travel agencies are often sponsored and encouraged to travel to new locations regularly to have better client interaction.
People who love to travel and interact with different types of people may be interested in travel agent jobs.
But where do you find these travel agent jobs?
Online Job Sites
Through the years, job boards have become more than just plain job search sites. They now offer additional functionality and resources for millions of job seekers.
Here are the top online sites for travel agent jobs these days:
- This is a free service site that connects job seekers with many openings. TweetMy Jobs is currently affiliated with the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches and the National Career Development Association. After registration, you get access to thousands of job postings that fit your profile qualifications.
- LinkUp is one of the top job search engines that give you the ability to search thousands of sites from a single location. The site also allows you to set up job alerts, save searches and bookmark jobs.
- Recognized by Time Magazine in the recent years, Indeed is a job search engine that lets users find job opportunities worldwide. The site also features valuable information such as average salary, employment/industry trends and job postings per capita.
- Simply Hired is a search engine that allows job searches by company, category, location, title and etc. Companies like MacWorld and PCWorld have partnered with the site to create job channels.
- CareerBuilder is a job site that enables you to search by job category or location. Employers are also able to view a candidate’s profile as well. The site also offers enhanced profile and resume-writing services to increase your chance of getting hired.
- Known as one of the premier job search sites today, Monster allows job seekers to search for jobs and post resumes for employers to find. The site has already established a strong presence in social media with targeted Facebook Pages, YouTube channel and Twitter accounts.
- LinkedIn is a good meeting place for employers and job seekers. The site recently added a ‘resume builder tool’ that allows job seekers to import career profiles and customize it at the same time.
Newspaper and Yellow Pages
It still pays to look for travel agent jobs in traditional print media such as magazines and newspapers. Broaden your search by looking for travel agencies and other travel related firms in yellow pages.
If you can’t find what you are looking for in these general job sites, then try to look for your potential employers’ sites. Many travel agencies, hotels, resorts, and airlines post their job postings in their own company sites.