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CV Tips

Your CV should demonstrate your personal blend of skills and experience. Make sure you include examples of key achievement. Keep it simple. Your choice of font and layout are key to making sure a would-be employer carries on reading your CV and contacts you.

1 Stand out. You are up against a very competitive job market, so make sure you stand out on paper – you might only get one chance
2 Keep it simple & keep it real.
3 Include a personal statement
3 Don‘t be generic. Make sure you tailor your cv according to the sector or job role you are applying for
4 Check and check again. Avoid errors at all costs.
5 Keep it current and don’t leave any gaps.

WTM 2016: Travel industry leaders identify key post-Brexit challenges

Retaining free movement of people and the chance to press the case for the abolition of Air Passenger Duty are the key issues for travel following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

A debate on Brexit at World Travel Market on Monday heard from industry leaders who said although the country was entering unknown territory it must take a business as usual approach.

Thomas Cook UK and Ireland managing director Chris Mottershead said: “From a business point of view it’s business as normal because we are not clear on any timelines or final decisions. We have to continue in the belief that the best will come from it.”

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Dreaming of a Jet-Set-Career in Travel? Pack your bags! – this one’s for you

Halmer Travel will be hosting an event for the Travel industry on Thursday 6 October from 5:30pm at the Dirty Martini in Clapham Junction.

Its an opportunity to network with your travel industry peers and find out about the many travel opportunities Halmer Travel are currently working with.

A welcome drink, selection of hot and cold snacks and a limited bar tab will be available so please do join us.
Dirty Martini will also be offering the following drinks specials on the evening:
4pm – 9pm Happy hour on selected cocktails / Half price on Martini’s and bottles of wine / £2.95 on selected beers / £10 off all champagne and Prosecco.

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Dover Delays Could Last for Weeks, Holidaymakers Warned

Police have warned that holidaymakers face weeks of severe delays at Dover due to problems with French border checks.

Motorists heading for the Continent queued for up to 15 hours over the weekend after French authorities stepped up security checks following the Nice terrorist attack.

The Port of Dover said that French border control booths at the port had been left seriously understaffed, with three of the seven used by tourists open on Friday night – the start of the peak summer getaway.

“At one stage, only one French officer was available to check passengers on hundreds of coaches, resulting in each coach taking 40 minutes to process,” a spokesman told The Times. Read more

Travel Industry Reacts to Orlando’s Mass Shooting

ORLANDO — After the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people and seriously injured 53, the travel industry has come to together to both condemn and mourn the events from Saturday night.

Two of the victims include travel agent Edward Sotomayor of Al and Chuck Travel, an LGBT tour operator, and Luis Velma, an attendant for the Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios.

The UNWTO released a statement today to express its condolences.

“On the behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and expresses its full solidarity with the people and the Government of United States of America” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. “This hideous crime reminds us once again we are facing a global threat and that we need to more than ever stay together, strengthen our cooperation and continue to fight prejudice” he added. Read more

5 Reasons Why Companies Should Outsource Their Recruitment

Recruiting a new member of staff can be a time-consuming task and hiring decisions shouldn’t be taken lightly. You need to think realistically whether your team have the time and expertise to find the best individual to join your business.

If the answer is no, then you may want to consider outsourcing your recruitment. After all, it is a recruiters job to find the best candidate available, so they will be equipped with the experience and resources to fill the position quickly and efficiently.

If you’re not sure about whether you should outsource your recruitment or not, here are a few reasons it could benefit you. Read more

Valentines Day Promotion #halmervday

Valentine’s Day is around the corner – have you found the job of your dreams? If not…REGISTER with us by Friday 13TH February before 12pm and stand a chance to win a Wowcher to the value of £50.

Terms & Conditions
1. The prize is a Voucher to a maximum value of £50 with Wowcher
2. If selected as the winner, the voucher will be emailed to you.
3. The promotion will run from Friday 5th February to Friday 13th February, where the draw will take place at 1pm on Friday 13th February
4. In order to stand a chance, you must not have been registered with Halmer Travel before the 5th February
5. The Judge’s decision is final
6. The winner will be selected through a lucky draw
7. The voucher may not be swopped for cash
8. Register with us through our website or simply email your CV through to contact@halmertravel.co.uk and reference #halmervday to stand a chance of winning

Twelve Words to Say at a Job Interview – and Twelve to Avoid at all Costs

Research suggests that the first thing you say to a potential employer could bag you the job – or lose you it. So what are the best and worst opening lines?

The most crucial part of a job interview may happen before the interview itself begins. According to research from Resurgo Trust, a charity that helps disadvantaged young people find employment, prospective candidates are often judged by the quality of their small talk. In fact, the first 12 words you speak – between reception and the interview room – could make all the difference to your success.

Not everybody has a talent for small talk, and it can be hard to come across as affable in the stressful seconds before a big interview, but even a brief chat will give an employer vital clues about your confidence and communication skills. For that reason, it may be helpful to provide jobseekers with a range of typically positive 12-word icebreakers, and some less effective examples: Read more

New Year – New You – January Candidate Event

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20 Best Jobs for People Who Love to Travel

Love to travel but don’t own a money tree? I feel you. When I first travelled overseas I transformed myself into a money-saving machine. No word of a lie, I was about as close as one could get to a human coin detector. I’d sift through the pockets of my parent’s jeans, search underneath the couch for loose change and celebrate small wins with a victory dance on the way to my piggy bank (I seriously had an actual piggy bank in the shape of a pig, too).


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