It’s not often that being able to talk the talk can stand you in as good stead as all those pesky things employers generally seem hung up on, you know, like qualifications.
But that’s the beauty of sales. Being able to give a quick synopsis of 15th Century Flemish art is not too likely to come up, plus most recruitment experts can tell in a flash whether or not you’ll be up to the job.
Indeed, while all employers like to see some experience to prove you’ve really got what it takes, “a bubbly personality and the way you present yourself is just as vital when it comes to securing a role,” says Roopa Patel, Geoffrey Nathan’s recruitment sales manager.
“Candidates that are committed with a positive attitude are easily placed into work,” she continues.
Travellers willing to work in a call centre should find it particularly easy to find jobs.
Patel says “There is a high demand for inbound and outbound call centre and telesales reps. Jobs in this sector are available for travellers all year round, especially during the Australian summer.”
Depending on how much experience you have and what sort of role you’re going for, you should be able to earn between $18 and $22 per hour.
If all goes well, with the Aussie sales industry suffering a labour shortage, the job could even help you secure sponsorship and so stay on Down Under.
“If the criteria are met, we can assist with processing the application for sponsorship,” says Patel.
“However, candidates must meet the requirements set out by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.”
She adds “The benefits of working and getting some Australian experience allows travellers to also enhance their career prospects internationally, which could then lead to sponsorship opportunities.”