How to Get a Traveling Job

Two Methods:Job SearchingJob Application

The rise in international communication and the global economy has allowed many people to conduct business out of their own state or country. It is important that these businesses employ people who are willing to travel to oversee their transactions. If you would like to travel as part of your job, there are a number of ways you can find a traveling job in your industry. You can also tailor your training to work abroad. You must familiarize yourself with the industries that usually require travel and adjust your application process in order to be hired. This article will tell you how to get a traveling job.

Method 1
Job Searching

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    Tailor your regular job searches to look for jobs that include travel. Large sites like Monster, Career Builder and allow you to create a search based on your industry, experience, location and more. Many sites allow you to choose the percentage of time you would be able to travel, such as 10 percent, 50 percent or 100 percent.
    • In order to find a traveling job, you would want to specify that over 50 percent of your time would be available for travel. Make a daily job alert based on your specifications. This will narrow down the listings to just those jobs that include travel over 50 percent of the time.
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    Look for a sales job. Outside sales representatives are given a territory that they oversee. They usually travel 75 to 100 percent of their time on the job in order to meet existing customers and find new clients.
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    Decide if you want to join the travel industry. In general, many travel industry jobs do require travel, especially those with the airline, cruise and tour companies. Decide which part of the travel industry you are suited for based on your skills.
    • If you have not acquired a lot of vocational experience, try searching on Cruise Job Finder. There are wide varieties of jobs. You can choose based on what cruise ship and destination sound most attractive.
    • Look for opportunities leading bicycle, segue, bus, train and walking tours. Tour guiding is a great way to travel both domestically and internationally. Keep in mind that some European tour guides must be native to their country in order to lead tours. Tour guiding is a physically and mentally demanding job that requires exceptional social skills. Most tour guides must go through training before starting to work with groups.
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    Choose a writing job on an international beat. Visit Journalism Jobs and search through their lists of writing jobs overseas or in other states. If you are a trained writer or journalist, you may be able to apply for traveling assignments.
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    Get training and certification to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL). Many cities and online courses offer you the ability to get a TEFL or teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) degree. Simply Hired, [| ESL Jobs World, and other sites allow you to search for jobs where you will live in another country and teach English to people of that native land.
    • In order to get a certification you will need to finish coursework that includes linguistics, reading, writing and conversation. In general, the more difficult the certification, the higher rate you can command in a foreign contract.
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    Ask about traveling jobs at your current company. Larger companies often employ operations and sales people who travel domestically or internationally.

Method 2
Job Application

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    Tailor each resume and cover letter to the job to which you are applying. You should note all travel experience, especially professional travel experience. Always follow exact application instructions or you may not be considered for the job.
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    Prepare for an interview ahead of time. Sales, travel and teaching jobs, as well as many others, require you to be outgoing, presentable, personable and adaptable. Practice answering interview questions in a way that will highlight these qualities.
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    Pay a small fee to a site that will post your resume, such as Travel Jobs Career or Money for Traveling. These sites will allow employers to search for you or give you access to their listings.


  • Travel writing jobs are highly coveted but they can be inconsistent. They are often project-based and they may require some capital up-front to begin research.

Things You'll Need

  • Search engines
  • TEFL or TESOL certification
  • Resumes
  • Interview practice
  • Cover letters

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