You want to start your career as a Travel Consultant. You’ve got the skills, experience, and you are ready to apply! Do you know how to stand out and make a positive and lasting impression?
We sat down with two of our recruitment specialists Sonja and Lauren to get the insight on the top ways to nail the interview.
Did you know that Flight Centre Travel Group started with one shop in the 1980s, or that we have over 40 brands? With more than 30 years of company history there's a lot that you can learn to demonstrate that you've done your research, this will help you to 'wow' the recruiter. We have a very social and high performance culture, that makes up a lot of our DNA. We like to celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes. We are certainly a "one of a kind" company. Find out more about our story and who we are here.
"Before the interview, research our story, our vision and our purpose. This will help you to understand what we do, and why we do it. You'll also find out if we meet your values, and career goals." Sonja says.
There is more to being a Travel Consultant than booking amazing holidays. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes. Among many other things, this is a busy and complex role that requires a lot of organisation, attention to detail and enthusiasm. Go back and review and understand the job description, and find out what a day in the life of a Travel Consultant is like.
“Once you know more about the role, you have to ask yourself an important question, is this something I would enjoy doing as a career?” Lauren says.
Not everyone will have previous experience in the travel industry, and that's okay! We have had successful travel consultants who were previously in hospitality, and even industries like construction and IT. Consider questions that may be asked and think of situations that you have personally encountered that could be relatable to what the recruiter is asking you.
“We want to know how your previous work experience and knowledge will help you be a successful Travel Consultant.” Lauren says.
You want to make a great first impression, right? From the moment you arrive, to the time you leave, you are representing your own personal brand. Dress appropriately, smile, and be enthusiastic - not only will this make you look prepared and confident but this can help mask your nerves.
It seems pretty simple, however, many people try to be someone they think the recruiters are looking for. The recruiters want to see you for who you are. It’s important to be prepared, relaxed, and let go of all doubt - so you can be your best self.
“We want to get to know the real you, so that we can see if you are the right fit for Flight Centre Travel Group, and which team you would be best suited to." Sonja says
Now you have a list of things to do and prepare before your next interview to put your best foot forward in a career with the industry leader in travel!
If you're ready for a career with exciting opportunities in a global company keep your eye on our careers website for opportunities to join our team. Find out more about Flightie Life, check out #fctglife or follow us on instagram.
At Flight Centre Travel Group, we live and breathe our number one philosophy - our people.
Our culture is dedicated to looking after people at every stage of their experience with us. It is at the core of our company and is infused into every aspect of it.