So, what's the best job for me, the one that I love most doing? I know probably some would mistakenly assume that what I love most doing is exploring the great outdoors and nature photography because that is what I mostly share here in this blog.
Despite describing myself as teacher first, outdoor explorer 2nd, still, I get oftentimes questions such as: "Don't you just wish you are in the great outdoors all the time? Like a National Park naturalist or scientist, working on the preservation of Earth's natural resources?"
Going back to the best jobs in the world, they are the ones where you follow your passion. A career doing what you love never seems like work. If you love travel and helping others, a career in travel and hospitality industries could be the right way for you to turn your passion into a fulfilling life's work. Some jobs in the travel industry include wholesalers, travel agents, pilots and other airline staff, tour operators, naturalists and cruise ship personnels.
A successful candidate for this field is someone with an outgoing personality, great people and organizational skills, a sense of humor and the ability to attend to details and not let small problems get them down. It also helps if the person has the ability to think quickly and find unique solutions to those invariable glitches that can happen when they're trying to coordinate a number of events and schedules. People are the most important aspect of the job in a travel industry. Professionals that work in travel industries must be able to interact with those from a number of backgrounds and cultures and take great satisfaction in helping others.
There are nearly as many ways to enter the travel industry as there are available jobs. The first thing to do is to decide what sector of the travel industry is most appealing to you, and then find out what kind of training, background and qualifications you need to enter that sector.
As with many careers, there are different levels of education or training involved, dependent on the job. Managers may need at least an undergraduate degree in an industry-related field, however, having a lot of hands-on experience in the industry is a plus. Travel agents can get certification in many local community colleges and online certification programs. Many of these programs have the benefit of job placement services as well. Tour guides can work for a company or become independent. This job doesn't necessarily require a formal education, but being knowledgeable about the local area and its history, having local contacts within the restaurants, hotels and travel bureaus, and developing a good reputation are all necessary ingredients for success.
Entry level positions are the easiest to get if you have little experience or you're fresh out of an educational program. Large corporations, such as major hotel chains, amusements and cruise lines, often hold job fairs where persons who are interested in seeking career opportunities can talk to corporate recruiters about any training programs or job openings that are offered by those companies. The travel and tourism industry is wide open and always expanding. There are careers to fulfill any personality type, from behind the scenes organization to direct public interaction to executive positions, and all of these careers choices offer opportunities to advance or even branch out on your own.
The Internet is an invaluable source for job listings and company information in almost every industry. You can find career information and jobs at royal holiday and other travel companies in several ways. You can either go to the company website and use the information under employment to find out about available positions and contact the company directly, or use can uses sources such as Linkedin to get general information about employment with specific companies through their profiles there. The more contacts you make within the industry, the better your chances of finding your dream job.