John Terry, group managing director TMS Talent John Terry, group managing director TMS Talent

Consultants ‘hot property’

Now is an ideal time for people to consider a career move into travel consulting, as well as for existing travel consultants to look for new opportunities, according to the head of a leading travel and hospitality recruitment agency.
John Terry, group managing director TMS Talent, says the New Zealand travel job scene is a ‘candidate short market’ right across the country.

‘Consistently the most sought after roles our clients have
are positions for travel consultants,’ he adds.
‘For travel consultants in the industry, if you are ready for a change but haven’t considered what’s on offer, you’re potentially missing out. Top employers are offering attractive incentives, famils and commissions to attract experienced staff. However the best roles aren’t always advertised.
‘And for anyone considering a career move into travel consulting, now is the time. Due to the local candidate shortage, employers are also willing to offer first class training to upskill proactive candidates with travel knowledge.’
TMS Talent says it is not enough for candidates to simply be looking for a job – they need to be well prepared, which means having a CV in order, updating their LinkedIn profile and being clear on what roles and organisational culture they are looking for.
‘Anyone who is not sure where to start or who needs help can have a chat with our Auckland team. All of our recruitment consultants come from travel backgrounds, so are well placed to help guide candidates to find a perfect role.’

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