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Career Changer (Travel) Resume

Preparing a travel resume at times of career change from any specified field of interest becomes increasingly tedious, as most of us do not know how or from where to start. Fellow job seekers, all you need to do is present your profile with enhancement, avoiding superfluity of information. Stress on your objective, it holds major significance. Strive to make your resume as personal as possible. Frequent changes in the career path is being considered as undesirable by recruiters and employers. Therefore, you must design your resume in such a manner that your strengths and skills supersede the effect of the so considered to be "the undesirable part".

Framing your career objective will involve a little brainstorming, for you will need to comply with the employer's needs, while providing a clear outline of your interests and capabilities. Contact them and get to know their needs in detail. It'll help, for sure. When you are stating your key skills, include only about 5-6 points, skipping out of the most generic ones; highlight them using bullets for extra focus. Besides maintaining a simple language, strive to be precise and factual. Job descriptions that you will be including in the employment history should hold some relevance to the profile that you are applying for. If you can't come up with at least 4 points per employment, skip on them. Include a profile summary instead, where you need to mention the most significant points pertaining to the activities you were involved in, during your previous employment.

Include an effective cover letter

Always remember, any job application comprises of a resume and a complimenting cover letter. In fact, the cover letter is what the recruiters review before they take interest in reading your resume, which means that the quality of your cover letter will determine whether the reader will actually look through your resume. So, what should you include in your cover letter? What does it do in general? A cover letter (for travel, in this case) acts as the introduction to your application. This is the chance to introduce the reader to your profile, providing a brief gist of your skills, capabilities, career-related interests, and professional and academic background. Do not elaborate, and do not summarize the resume. You need to gain the confidence of the reader and convince him to consider your application desirable, at the first glance.

Given below is a free sample of travel resume for a candidate changing his career. Observe its layout and grasp the tone of communication. Keep your resume formal, yet personal, all the containing information holding utmost relevance to the job you are currently seeking.

Sample Career Changer (Travel) Resume

Jamie D. Rios
1880 Snowbird Lane
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 717-7259


Seeking an opportunity to explore the realm of hospitality within the travel and tourism sector, and utilize the best of my skills to deliver optimum outcome that is targeted towards the company's projected vision.

Key Skills:

  • Tailored to deliver high quality customer service
  • Expert in situation handling and creative approach towards problems
  • Ability to work in peace during the busiest times
  • Proficient in travel data analysis and report maintenance
  • Excellent communication skills (persuasion, negotiation, customer service)
  • Unilateral vision for delivering what's desired

Work History:

Employer: The Galdwiere Suites, Lincoln, NE
Designation: Head Receptionist
Nov 2010 till present
Duration: 16 months

Job Description:

  • Administer desk service to in-house guests, visitors, and callers
  • Coordinate with the Duty Manager to ensure the the smooth functioning of the reception on a daily basis
  • Prepare, review, and maintain daily, weekly, and monthly reports
  • Schedule maintenance and management
  • Ensure the rooms' availability prior to checking in the guest
  • Offer valet parking services and other executive services to customers/guests

Employer: The Executive, Grand Island, NE
Designation: Front Desk Executive
Duration: 12 months
Sep 2009 till Aug 2010

Job Description:

  • Attend calls, make reservations, and provide appropriate answers to the callers' queries
  • Ensure the provision of high quality customer service to in-house guests as well as callers
  • Keep a track of the employees' attendance by noting down and managing the biometric readings
  • Execute the check-in/check-out process of the guests and assign the vacated rooms to housekeeping staffs
  • Prepare reports documenting the day-to-day activities at the reception, including sales, reservations, cancelations, payments etc

Academic Qualification:

Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Omaha State University
Placed in grade A


Available upon request

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