Find a job in a ski resorts or by the sea requires a real engagement. There is a minimum set of steps you need to follow so that you can stack the odds in your favor. Find out in this post how you can find a seasonal job in a ski resort.
Seasons could determine availability of certain jobs. And some seasonal jobs offer people more job experience and additional money for those who are in-between jobs. Apart from the passion that we tend to have towards specific kinds of job, having the right set of skills, expertise and knowledge is the major determinant for job qualification irrespective of the times and seasons. On meeting the eligibility criteria, securing the choice job could be through networking, cold pitching, and applying through relevant recruitment agencies or the approved guidelines set by the employer.
How to search?
Ski Resorts are associated with activities like snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleds, ice-skating, indoor and outdoor swimming because they are in winter sport areas. The hospitality sector is well-connected with ski resorts and there are jobs like bartenders, waitresses, housekeepers, lift ticket sales people, and machinery operators. Depending on your choice of jobs that are mostly available in the ski resort, you will need to prepare a comprehensive resume that suits the eligibility of the job. Depending on the job, some may not require years of experience as some would. For example, in a ski resort, you would probably not need many years of experience while applying for the position of a housekeeper. For a sensitive position like a ski coach or snowball instructor, years of experience will most definitely be required.
It is best while searching for a job in a ski resort to look into what your core functions would be and if they relate to your long term longs. This is to ensure that no disappointment is experienced on-the-job if selected eventually. It will also aid and may act as a stepping stone to move up along the ladder of goals. Visiting the websites addresses of many seaside businesses and ski resorts as well as those that advertise job opportunities is very helpful in searching. Because, for some reasons, establishments may opt for referrals from their staff; they may not decide to post job opportunities online. It is good to cold pitch, network and take bold step of visiting some establishment with a carefully prepared resume to inquire about any urgent vacancy or future vacancy.
There is always a high likelihood that your close circle (friends, family members) may well have some links or some openings of interest to you. That is why it is important to inform as many people as you can. In the event of actual application, your resume must separately contain references, work experiences and skillsets so that employer can at one glance determine your qualification. Having a recommendation letter from your former boss may not be a bad idea as new employees are always willing to hear about your exploits from former employers.
What you should be careful of?
Because there are low available jobs but high applicants, one may tend to be reckless when searching for a job. There is serious need for caution, restraint and meticulousness so that one does not get preyed on or does not end up being scammed. Figure out the hours you need to expend going from your home to work. Also, figure out the comfort and the convenience for you. Check the amount transportation and accommodation will take from your potential wage/salary to determine if it would be profitable for you. There are also job locations that will require you to relocate. Some may require you move into the staff residential building. But in the absence of this, you will need to look into getting one for yourself.
This is where your gut instinct comes to play; after all, you hold the keys to all your decisions. So, do you think you are comfortable with the vibes you are getting? Also, you need to be cautious about offers that seem good to be true and do your research about the originality and authenticity of the employer/company/establishment. Reviews of past employees are worth reading and inquiring about. Do not fall for the scam of paying first or demanding that you sign shady contracts that are not carefully spelled out. If possible, employ the service of an attorney.
In addition to this, ensure that the role is meaningful to you so that you go home fulfilled motivated and inspired during the close of business. Your salary must be considered and must be able to cater for your needs. Knowing the mission, vision statements of the company is important so that it helps you to ascertain the compatibility of your goals with the company’s goals. Ensure there is room for growth, development, recognition, awards and see if the corporate culture and management staff can inspire and make you better.
What to sign?
Whether it is a fixed term employment or at will employment is something you must know and must appear in your contract. Your job responsibility, working hours and restrictive clauses must be written explicitly in your contract before you sign it. Documents that prospective employees can sign are contracts that show your compensation and benefits plan. Salaries and annual bonus provision must also be included in the contracts. You must know if you have a paid or unpaid leave and the conditions whereby your employment may be terminated. You must also know if you are permitted to keep trade secrets or any kind of information before you sign a job contract.
Which documents are necessary?
Documents necessary while applying for job varies depending on the kind of job. Nevertheless, some documents are of the essence to have at hand to enhance job qualification. They include CV, letters of recommendation and lots more. Curriculum Vitae is an important document because it sums up your experience and skill set. It is mostly regarded as a self-advertisement. Therefore, to give the hiring manager an overview of your qualifications, it is important to carefully document all experiences that will be instrumental to securing that dream job. A cover letter is also an important supporting document because it provides additional information on your skills and experience. It also helps the hiring manager to understand the reason you have chosen to apply for the job.
Letters of recommendation by a former supervisor or employer is a supporting tool. Employers want to know first-hand your degree of competence, trust and integrity from past employers. A good letter of recommendation gives you a good leverage at securing job. College transcript and employment certificates may also be good supporting documents that may lend credence to your competencies and capacity to perform creditably well on the job.