The tourism business is broad, and there are many entry-level career opportunities, depending on your field of specialization and relevant experience. The industry involves travel, leisure, and hospitality sectors, as well as arts and culture, convention events, and other tourist-oriented businesses. To attract hiring managers, you can promote yourself with an inviting resume.
Your education, training, and certifications may include proficiency in a foreign language, volunteer work, or exchange student experience that made you interested in and familiar with different cultures. On top of your credentials, your commitment to provide excellent customer service is important for employers. Express your willingness to learn new tasks and computer applications, to serve a diverse clientele, and to work during weekends and holidays if applicable.
Use the entry-level tourism resume template below as a guide in writing your own resume.Create Resume
15161 Ovation Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 | H: (352) 212-9612 | THaag1@ymail.com
A Walt Disney World Cast Member since May 24, 2011. I currently work at Mission:Space and do my job with safety, courtesy, show, and efficiency. I have experience in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. I am very organized, and I am willing to learn new software. I am eager to expand my Disney career, and see what this amazing company has in store for me. I am currently going to Lake Sumter State College and majoring in Hospitality. I have 56 credit hours towards my AA degree including my Travel Agent Certification from Clemson University.
Attractions Hostess 05/2011 to Current Walt Disney World Lake Buena Vista, FL
- Greet the guests outside the front of the attraction.
- Make sure the guests know the warnings and the difference between the More Intense and Less Intense versions of the attraction.
- Make sure all the guests are in their seats and ready to go with their restraints down.
- Know how to start the attraction and stop it in case of an emergency.
- Know how to run the Mission Control/Tower position.
- Run the attraction with the Four Key Basics: Safety, Courtesy, Show, and Efficiency.
Customer Care Administrative Assistant 05/2009 to 06/2011 Virgin Holidays Orlando, FL
- Created spreadsheets in Excel to keep track of how many passengers were arriving.
- Communicated daily through email and phone calls with clients.
- Assisted Passengers with their daily transportation needs to and from the airport.
- Updated the daily arrival manifest filing cabinet daily and monthly.
Receptionist 08/2004 to 04/2009 Haag, Haag, & Friedrich, P.A. Inverness, FL
- Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
- Opened and properly distributed incoming mail.
- Maintained a clean reception area, including lounge and associated areas.
- Screened all visitors and directed them to the correct employee or office.
- Obtained signatures for financial documents and internal and external invoices.
Education and Training
High School Diploma 2004 Citrus High School Inverness, FL, USA
Associate of Arts: Hospitality Lake Sumter State College Clermont, FL, USA