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QUESTION: I have a certificate in air ticketing but i don't know where to go about and what to do. Please help me. Can i find a job and what steps to take.

ANSWER: Hello,
Have you been applying at airlines and travel agencies? There are also large companies who have travel departments and sometimes hire.

Key things:
1. Put together your resume.
2. Leverage your resume to create your LinkedIn profile.
3. Set up job alerts (saved job searches) at monster.com, careerbuilder.com and many more large job boards.
4. Also google travel-specific job sites and set up job alerts there.
5. Reach out to people you know and ask who they know who works in the travel industry and try to meet with them for 20-30 minutes to get their advice.

Good luck with your search.
Karen

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Karen K. Grishaber
Personal Branding Specialist and Job Search Coach
www.karengrishaber.com
414-427-9181


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QUESTION: Karen,

Right now i have been called to attend a Guest relations officer/receptionist job interview at a Hotel on 2nd July, 16, but i fear the job am called for differs little with my qualifications. And if they ask me "What will you do to this company?" What answer can i give.

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You should Google job descriptions for guest relations officer/receptionist and see what the key skills are that are required.

Then look at what your core skills/strengths are to see where there might be a match. For those skills you have in common, think of an example of where you have used/demonstrated each so you can explain why you could perform those skills.

If you are willing to explore this vs. waiting for an air ticketing job, I'm guessing you need/want to get a job as early as possible. Then it doesn't hurt to go for it.

Karen

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Karen Grishaber

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Questions related to the full job search process from defining and expressing one's unique value (personal branding) and aligning all marketing materials (resume, networking bio, LinkedIn profile, cover letters) to personal marketing plans and other key components (e.g., short-term and long-term strategies, networking, interviewing, etc.).

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In addition to coaching women in job search programs as a volunteer for Dress for Success, I've been coaching job seekers in my own practice for a year. I offer a lot to job seekers based on having successfully bounced back from multiple downsizings and having helped many friends throughout my career. Leveraging my extensive career in marketing/branding, I help clients define and express their unique talents in a way that helps them stand out from the crowd. Networking has also been a key part of my life as founder and president of a former professional networking group in my community and initiator of yet another networking group at a major club.

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College degree (BA).

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