There is no rule book to what a successful candidate looks like, however we have a few tips that you can keep in mind to help improve your chances.
Remember, each year we are inundated with applications for a limited amount of positions and only the best of the best gets chosen. If your application is not successful, do not be discouraged. Use the opportunity to learn, grow and improve. You are always welcome to reapply for the next season.
1 RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
This is one of the most important aspects we look for when choosing which candidates to put forward for the job. We have listed the minimum requirements on our website however candidates are often under the impression that this is ALL we require for them to be successful. It is, however, a huge advantage for candidates to have relevant experience applicable to the job they are applying for.
With that said, we do not want to discourage candidates who do not have experience not to apply, as we do believe that everyone deserves a chance. However, to be successful without experience means your personality must be the star of the show.
Remember, the chances of someone without experience getting the job is the exception rather than the rule.
S SOMEONE WHO LOOKS THE PART
Dress to impress! Often, the first judgement we have of you, is based on what you are wearing and how you look. Therefore, it is so important to dress professionally throughout the recruitment process. We always say that is better to overdress than underdress. Working in the hospitality industry requires you to look neat, professional and put together, so it is only fitting that you dress the part.
Be punctual, greet and introduce yourself confidently while making eye contact. All of this contributes favourably to your application.
Listen and ask questions if you do not understand something and never underestimate the power of a smile. A smile shows confidence and invites us to get to know you.
4 WE CAN TELL WHEN YOU HAVE DONE YOUR RESEARCH!
Working in another country and being away from home is a big commitment therefore it is important to know what you are getting yourself into. Our website is filled with everything you need to know about the programme and familiarising yourself with the information before attending the presentation really helps give a holistic view about the programme which ultimately helps you in making the right decision. It also helps you formulate well informed and relevant questions for when you meet us.
Do not be afraid to show your personality! This is your opportunity to show us what you have got to offer and why you deserve to be on the Workaway International programme. We know the recruitment process can be intimidating however, it is important to keep your eye on the prize, so bring your A-game!