Travel Agent (Male, Age 58) in Winter Park, FL
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Travel Agent|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||Winter Park, FL|
|Years Experience||3.5 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
4000+ Independent Agents
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Book Cruise Travel
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Travel at little or no cost
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 5
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 1
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||Organize the day’s upcoming work and check for “emergencies”|
|8am to 9am||Handle any “emergencies” (unexpected travel interruptions).|
|9am to 10am||Email targeted materials to clients|
|10am to 11am||Respond to phone messages and followup on inquiries.|
|11am to 12pm||Book reservations.|
|12pm to 1pm||Network for future business over lunch|
|1pm to 2pm||Network for future business over lunch|
|2pm to 3pm||Book reservations.|
|3pm to 4pm||Write notes to clients (thank yous, request for referrals, etc.).|
|4pm to 5pm||Track commissions.|
|5pm to 6pm||Respond to phone calls.|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
Accidentally came up in conversation with a friend.
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
No interview since paid by commission.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, continuous educational opportunities are offered.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes. Hundreds of hours of working with mentors and study.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I was a teacher in an earlier career and those skills are invaluable.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Attend a LEGITIMATE school that prepares travel agents
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Excellent social and organizational skills (no sales otherwise).Good memory (job has LOTS of details).Flexible (things rarely go as planned.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Must know modes of travel, destinations and ship characteristics.
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
It is a happy business (honeymoons, celebrations, vacations, family reunions, etc.)
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
What are your current career goals?
Increase sales every year.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
No, as I noted earlier, it is a happy business!
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Travel Agent||3+||Commissioned||Travel Agent – CRUISE SPECIALIST|
|Prior Job 2||Travel Agent||1+||Commissioned||Travel Agent – General Agent|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
|4||U of Illinois||Education|
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