Finding the perfect job can prove to be a challenging task, especially if you don’t know where to start. New Orleans & Company is proud to be a resource for the local hospitality and tourism industry. And as a proud resource, we thought it’d be helpful to provide three key tips for landing a great position that can lead to a career in this industry.
Create the Perfect Resume
No matter how much experience you have, always come to a job fair, or submit an application online, with an updated resume available! A resume is a document that provides potential employers with knowledge on your previous work experience, education and accomplishments.
A great resume:
- Grabs the attention of employers and recruiters
- Sells your strongest skills and accomplishments
- Shows how you’re a match for a position or project
- And most importantly, gets you a job interview
There are a ton of resources available online when it comes to crafting the perfect resume. If you need a good starting point, we recommend the following!
Create an Attention-Grabbing Cover Letter
You’ll want to dress to impress for your job interview, but you’ll also want to dress your cover letter to impress hiring managers.
For more business-oriented roles, (supervisor positions, manager positions, etc.), a resume should always be accompanied by a unique cover letter. Usually this short document is included when sending your resume in order to introduce yourself to the prospective employer. It’s your chance to talk a little about yourself, and sell why you are the perfect candidate for the open position.
We’d recommend always sending a cover letter, unless the company specifically asks you not to. For more information on crafting a great cover letter, check out this guide from Career One Stop.
Do Your Research
Know the history of the company where you’re interviewing, especially if it’s a local staple. The more information you know about the company, the better your chances of impressing the interviewer.
The New Orleans Public Library system is a great resource if you need access to a computer or free wifi. They also hosts monthly events like 1-on-1 Computer Tutoring and Job Seekers’ Help. Visit http://nolalibrary.org to find your nearest location. Local coffee shops will typically offer WiFi services as well. One of our favorites in New Orleans is Backatown Coffee.
These are just a few tips to help you on your journey towards landing your dream job within the hospitality and tourism industry. We can’t wait to see you at our next Job Fest with the perfect resume in hand! Be sure to reach out to us on social media with any questions.