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Make The Move To Leisure May 8, 2017

It is no longer the case that individuals keep working at the same company, or even the same field, for years. Millennials in particular skip jobs like they change clothes. Every 2-3 years, they move jobs and sometimes even the sector in which they work in because exposure and experience now count more than seniority in a job. Thus, millennials are very cognizant of the kind of qualifications they need to possess in order to market themselves to several different job opportunities.

One of the rising industries in many countries is the leisure industry. It intersects with so many other fiends that there are plenty of experienced and brilliant people who can easily transition into it with a little preparation. Here are some of the things you need to do in order to go into leisure land.

Back to SchoolIf you don’t have any previous experience in the industry, it might be a good idea to follow a hospitality & tourism management in Singapore at a reputed institute. This way you can study the theoretical basics of the industry such as current trends, basic hotel management, and how the leisure industry works. It is also a good way to meet others looking to get into the field, or professionals already connected to the industry looking to enhance their knowledge. Remember, networking is an important tool in this industry because half of the opportunities arise from informal information.

Take a RefresherIf you were working in something completely unrelated (or so you feel) to the leisure industry, such as biometric engineering, and you want to transition into leisure, it might be a good idea to take a breather. Quit your current job and get into something related to leisure with a temporary position for about 6 months. That way, you get to dip your toe in the water and familiarize yourself with the jargon and the culture while slowly changing your mind set from what it was before. Sure, a diploma in tourism might achieve the same thing, but actually working in the industry, albeit temporarily, will give you a more positive experience.

Plunge Into the PoolSometimes the best way to get to know the field is to just dive in, head first. Don’t think about it too much – just go for it. Managers are much kinder than you think if they see that you genuinely want to do a good job and that you are a fast learner. Learn on the job. Ask questions. Watch and listen. Take advice from people with more experience in the field but use your judgement. Bring in your previous experience and skills and make them work for this job too.

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