One of the best things about working in hospitality is that it truly is a global industry. As many opportunities as there are here in the United Kingdom, there are even more abroad, and if you want a career that’s really going to take you places, it’s an ideal option.
Yet the thought of finding a way into the sector in another country can be daunting. Lots of people just don’t know where to start, and that’s entirely understandable. It’s also why we’ve written this handy blog post to help you.
Gain some experience before you go
As is the case with every industry, employers in the hospitality sector like to know that potential employees already have some experience under their belts, so try your best to make sure that this is one of the many strings to your bow. Whether you’re currently working or still a student, look for opportunities closer to home, to begin with, even if they’re in the form of unpaid work experience. Once the businesses you’re approaching abroad know that you’re capable of doing what they need you to, you’ll find that doors open much more easily.
Write your CV and cover letter in a foreign language
This sounds complicated, we know, but bear with us whilst we explain. When working in the hospitality sector, you’ll find that knowing English may well be to your advantage, but not all employers will be as well-versed in the written language as native speakers, so make sure they have the opportunity to assess your credentials properly by writing them down in their mother tongue rather than your own. If you have a second language, you can use this skill to your advantage when looking for hospitality employment abroad, but even if not you should be able to find someone online who can do a translation for you.
Start your search from the comfort of your own home
Last but not least, don’t forget that if you want a little extra security, you can always start your search from the comfort of your home shores so that you have a job ready and waiting well before you fly. Although you may miss some of the opportunities available, there are lots of specialist sites advertising for this sort of role, and if you have an idea of where you want to work, there may also be local Facebook pages that are worth joining in case employment opportunities are posted on them.
Do your homework, learn all about how best to apply for hospitality roles abroad, and turning your dreams of adventure into a sterling reality should be no problem at all.
To learn more about Mont Rose College and our own hospitality school in London, get in touch with us today and find out how we could help you get the credentials you need.