Recommendations for recent tourism graduates


What am I going to do after the race? This question is not alien to recent graduates of the Bachelor of Tourism or related careers, and much less for the current situation in which we find ourselves, however, even if you think that there is no solution, the answer is easier to find. of what is thought; That is why if you find yourself in this dilemma, you can follow the following recommendations that will surely help you find your way as the next tourismologist:

Your role as a student

One of the key things that must be considered from the beginning is the performance we had during our university career, that is, if I was one of those people who were constantly participating in classes, events, congresses, conferences, activities or jobs related to tourism or if I was one of the students whose only objective was to pass the subjects and continue learning; Once you determine what type of student you were, this can help you better clarify your objectives, because if you were the participatory student during the degree, it is very sure that all those courses and experiences will help you find the place more easily of your interest, but if on the other hand you were the student dedicated 100% to school, it is a good time to find activities that allow you to develop those skills learned during your student stage, remember that it is never too late to do so.

Learn new things

You have to understand that not all people are the same and that despite the fact that graduates are in constant competition, each of your abilities, skills, aptitudes and knowledge will play a very important role when it comes to getting a job. That is why if you think you need to learn a new language, improve your interpersonal skills, review the use of office programs or practice your customer service, it is time to train in those areas, even if you feel prepared and without any disadvantage, I assure you that you can also instruct yourself in other things that will allow you to grow as a professional and as a person, for example, you can learn Mexican sign language, take a diploma of your interest, attend a TEDx Talks (Online at the moment ), apply for a call for your specialty and even start a YouTube channel on a topic. Being in constant learning allows anyone to increase their work and personal opportunities.

Find your vocation 

Now the next step is to find your strengths and what you like to do, it sounds simple but for most graduates it is the million dollar question, what do I want to do? And although it is difficult, you will have to take the step sooner or later as this will define the type of vacancies and jobs you are looking for.

If you have already worked in the tourism sector and you like the areas in which you have been, you can start there and look for similar jobs, but if you have no experience or idea of ​​what to do or simply want to start in another area, it is best to Experimenting, because working in different spaces is how you can realize what your true vocation is. It may take you some time to find the job of your dreams, but persevere, because as Confucius said: "choose a job that you like and you will not have to work a day of your life." There is something to remember, this does not mean that you go from job to job every month, but according to your experiences, you define the path that best suits you and discard the options that do not go according to your dream.

Search for jobs according to your experience, tastes and goalsMany times it happens that we do not find the ideal job, because automatically we go to the first option that appears to us, the most common or the one that others tell us; Therefore, it is important, before choosing, to define what you are good at, what you like and what your goals are (short, medium and long term). The ideal would be to find a job that combines these three characteristics; But if it is not possible, try to prioritize what is most important to you, maybe you prefer a job related to your previous experience or maybe you are looking for a job that you are passionate about. For example, if your dream was always to be a tourist guide, you can start by investigating companies dedicated to it in your city, or if it is more important for you to meet that goal of "buying a late-model car", it is also valid to enter a company that give you an adequate income to achieve it.

Another option that could fit your vision is to start a business, be it tourism or another area, and enter the world of work with a novel idea that in the long run can bring multiple benefits.

"I already have a job but it has nothing to do with tourism"It is something very common and you do not have to worry, well, how many times have we not heard that a person studied this but in the end he dedicated himself to that and is happy?