Any serious job hunter these days has to be clued up on sites like LinkedIn. This applies to any industry but can be very useful for discovering travel jobs, whether in specific locations such as London, UK wide travel jobs or international travel roles. From an executive to director level inthetravel industry, you’ve just as much to gain.
So where to start? Well I’ve pulled out what I feel are the top 10 most useful things your can do with your LinkedIn profile to help raise your professional profile and help you find your next travel job.
Optimise your profile
Put as much information as you can and list key achievements. Make sure you list your key skills in your specialities section of your personal summary. For example, if you have experience in corporate travel or have worked for a tour operator, make sure you highlight this. Potential recruiters can search by keywords so you don’t want to miss out on your next travel job.
Connect to as many known and relevant contacts
Connect to as many relevant people as you can, even if you’ve only worked with a former colleague briefly but have a trusted relationship. Add a short personal message so the invite doesn’t feel cold as it will also increase the chances of that person accepting. It’s not advisable to accept invites or invite people you don’t know or haven’t had dealings with. It’s a great way to keep in touch too – think of … READ MORE ...