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How to Get a Hospitality Job When Traveling Overseas

Are you planning on traveling overseas, and fancy a bit of extra money for the road? Or are you currently abroad and wanting to extend your trip? Hospitality jobs are becoming increasingly popular ways to see the world and earn money at the same time. They’re also a great way to gain valuable, on-the-job experience in what is becoming an increasingly lucrative industry. How, then, can you get a hospitality job abroad?

Choose your Field

Some of the most popular hospitality careers include jobs on cruise ships, pub jobs in the UK, resort and hostel jobs, as well as work aboard a yacht. All of these jobs provide reasonable payment in exchange for hard work, and the opportunity to fund your travels. Some jobs are more demanding than others, however. Long hours and gruelling, thankless shifts mean that you’ll have to be shrewd in allocating time for actual “travel.” But, if you’re motivated and energetic enough, you’ll be able to make the most of your free time.

Cruise Ship Jobs

There are a host of jobs available on a cruise ship, depending on your level of expertise and experience. You’ll be able to travel to a host of exciting ports around the world working as a chef, a beautician or even as an entertainer. Work on a cruise ship is tough, but you’ll be more than adequately compensated in terms of benefits and travel opportunities

Cruise jobs are also attractively flexible, and contracts often last between 3 and 9 months. The turnover rate for cruise jobs is also high, meaning that there is always plenty of work available per season.  Go online and look for a reputable placement agency. An agent will put you in contact with a reliable cruise company, and guide you through the application process.

Pub Jobs

Looking to get the most out of the UK? It’s a vibrant but expensive destination, and having a job on the side will definitely help you stay afloat of your travel expenses. Pub jobs are a great way for people to work and travel at the same time, whilst gaining valuable experience in bartending and the pub industry.

There are thousands of pubs in the UK with the the chances of landing a good job relatively high. All of your meals come cheap or free, and live-in accommodation means that you’ll save a lot of money. There are plenty of reputable online agencies to help you find the perfect placement. London Pub Company, for example, is an agency that has been successfully placing Australian, American, Canadian and Kiwi bartenders in the UK for years.

Hostel Jobs

Do you want to extend your travels and have a great time while doing so? Why not work at a hostel? Not only will this type of job give you plenty of experience on how to manage and run a hostel, but it will also allow you to meet other like-minded travellers. Most hostels, especially those in Europe, hire on the spot. The turnover rate for hostel work is always high, meaning the chances of landing a job are good.

If you’re happier organising a job in advance, why not contact the hostels directly? Emailing and phoning won’t guarantee you a job, but at least it will give you a good idea on the hiring process for each company. Hostelworld is a particularly good resource for reputable hostels.

So, what are you waiting for? The trip of a lifetime is just a phone call or click away!

 

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