How to find a tourism job with ITC’s Employment ConsultantsPosted on 05/09/2017 by Jess O'Connor
Did you know that ITC has two dedicated Employment Consultants whose job is to help you find work?
Sarndra Stephens and Catherine Alder are committed to helping ITC students (past and present) gain employment in the airline, travel and tourism industry.
Whether you are looking for work experience while you study, your first job after graduating, or your third or fourth job opportunity since leaving ITC, Sarndra and Cathy can help.
They know about the latest airline, travel and tourism jobs and can assist you with preparing for an interview and making an excellent first impression (once you have your CV ready).
Here are some tips for making the most of this incredible service.
Take responsibility for your own career
Sarndra and Cathy will help you as much as they possibly can, but ultimately it’s up to you to be proactive and take responsibility for your career goals.
“I make sure students take responsibility for themselves and meet me halfway by helping them realise that if you don’t research, prepare well, and be the best you can be on the day of the interview, then you will struggle to land the job!” says Cathy.
“The more committed you are to learning and improving, the better we will be able to support you throughout the job application process.”
Sarndra adds: “It’s up to you to be the best you can be so that you can make the most of all the opportunities out there and enjoy your new career.”
Make the most of work experience opportunities while you study
ITC organises several work experience opportunities throughout the year (both paid and voluntary) for students. These opportunities are an ideal way to get some experience for your CV and network with potential employers. You might even be able to negotiate part-time hours so you can work and study at the same time.
“We have helped place students in part-time positions while they study and gain valuable customer service experience in a range of volunteer opportunities,” says Sarndra.
“This year alone, ITC students have been part of the World Masters games, volunteered at the downtown i-Site, assisted Fullers at the popular Waiheke Sculpture work, volunteered at the airport, and so much more.
“The highlight was having 20 of our students help out at TRENZ, NZ’s biggest travel and tourism trade event.”
Keep an eye on the ITC jobs page
The jobs page on the ITC website is updated every week with exciting roles from the airline, travel and tourism industry.
Keep a close eye on the page and come to Cathy or Sarndra as soon as you see an opportunity that you want to pursue.
“I get students who come in and ask ‘have you got any jobs’? Of course I do! But this shows me they haven’t even looked on the careers page and they want me to do all the work on their behalf,” says Cathy.
“I also have students who check the jobs page every other day and email me their CV. These are the students who are making the most of our service. It shows me they have a great attitude and the motivation to succeed. I’m always happy to put them forward for jobs.”
Treat each job with respect
Not every job opportunity that comes along will be your dream job, but we all have to start somewhere, says Cathy.
She encourages students to “treat every job with respect” and make the most of every opportunity, because you never know what it might lead to in the future.
“I hope that we are getting the message across to students about how important every interview is and that it’s part of the journey to their dream role,” says Cathy.
“Not everyone gets their dream role straight away. Do your best in each role to show your good work ethic early on, and you will find success in time.”
Our Employment Consultants are here to help all ITC students – whether you’ve just enrolled or you’ve already graduated and you’re looking for your next job opportunity. Reach out to Cathy or Sarndra today to have a chat about your career potential.
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