Career Advice

Essential CV Tips

Your CV is an employer's first impression of your personality, skills and ability. Its content and presentation, and how you convey your experience and qualifications, says a great deal about you. If it is difficult to read, too short or too long, doesn't make sense or looks irrelevant, you probably won't get an interview. So, how do you get noticed? Some very simple hints for you, whatever your level or position. Important Information 99% of CV's lack all the information required by employers. Pay great attention to this area first! Always include the following: -

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Interview Advice

The most shining CV, the most glowing credentials, mean little if you make a mess of that all-important, face-to-face meeting with your prospective employer. Preparation You can never be too smart for an interview, although you can overdress. As a general rule, you should try to be conservative in dress and forsake your own personal dress sense, just to get that job! If you look business like, you will feel business like and potentially look like a well presented, smart professional. -

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Giving Notice

Congratulations on being offered your new position. Now comes the daunting task of handing in your notice. Sometimes this stage can be more harrowing than the interview - especially if you've been with your present company for a long time. Preparation Once you've received your Offer letter and Contract from your new company, you need to prepare to hand in your notice. Try not to feel guilty about resigning. Remember the reasons why you decided to leave. It is likely those reasons are not going to change. * Prepare a Letter of Resignation. Make the letter short and concise and include notice period you will serve and any pay outstanding (including holiday pay, bonuses, expenses or commission owing) and when you understand you will receive it. Ask New Frontiers for an example Resignation Letter. * Arrange a meeting with your appropriate Superior as soon as possible. Don't let time drag. Your new company is keen for you to join them. If there is nowhere private, suggest having a coffee somewhere or meeting after hours. * Always prepare and take with you your Letter of Resignation. Do not leave it on your boss’ desk or give to him/her and go back to your desk! This is one letter which will need to be discussed. -

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Your New Job

Congratulations! You have been for that nerve racking interview, you have now bravely handed in your notice and may be feeling excited and nervous all at once about starting your new job... While you are working your notice keep in touch with New Frontiers or your new company. This will help to provide a feeling of reality as the average one months notice is a long time and it can all get to feel like a dream. When the day finally arrives, this check list might help * Make sure you have had a good nights sleep. * Dress for work in smart clothes. The dress code may be smart casual but it will help you feel more confident. * Ensure you arrive early if you are required to start at 9am. Start as you mean to go on. Arriving early will also help you to get used to your new environment and may provide some early informal chats with other members of staff. -

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Travel Industry Terminology

See below a description of some of key travel industry jargon. We are also pleased to offer you a free training course introducing you to the travel industry - worth 35 ATP points! click here to register with our sister company OnlineTravelTraining.com We also have included some useful links relating to travel industry terminology below. -

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Redundancy Info

All companies recognise that it takes teamwork to succeed.Companies need enthusiastic and motivated staff to maximise their businesses and grow to their full potential. However when times get tough, companies need to reduce overheads in order to protect as many jobs as they can. Some companies ask people to take pay cuts, others suggest four-day working weeks. Tough times call for tough actions and the last action any company wants to do is to make their loyal, capable people redundant. Some companies will have other reasons for making redundancies. These can include - company takeovers, necessary closure or relocation of offices or lost business. Redundancy occurs when the job has ceased or the requirements for the job are diminishing. Whatever the reason, we must try and accept the situation. Try to look forward, not back. -

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Travel Training

Training is a vital ingredient of the travel industry for both candidates & clients. Training can significantly improve your chances of securing your dream job in travel and ensure career progression. -

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