Why WA’s Vibrant Tourism and Hospitality Industry is Perfect for New Starters

April 22, 2024

Are you an aspiring young individual ready to build a dream career in WA’s tourism and hospitality industry? Entering the workforce is an exciting time but can also be a little daunting when it comes to the application process, especially if you’re a new starter with limited professional experience.

 Luckily for you, many tourism and hospitality employers value potential employees who display a positive attitude and willingness to learn. We’ve listed the top five other reasons why an employer would and should hire young talent and how you can leverage these unique attributes to score your dream job.

Out-of-the-Box Ideas:

Ever noticed how you seem to have an endless supply of creative juices? Your ability to think outside the box and come up with innovative ideas is exactly what some employers are looking for! Let your creativity and new age thinking shine as this might just be what sets you apart from the competition. Whether you’re brainstorming a unique marketing campaign or thinking of new ways to improve the guest experience, your ability to inject creativity is an asset to any tourism and hospitality business.

Tech Wizard:

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and it can be overwhelming for operators to make sense of if while they’re busy trying to run a business. Luckily for young people, using technology is like second nature which gives you a real edge when it comes to applying for roles within the industry. Let your potential employer know how you my help them to navigate the latest booking software or manage their social media account to promote and market the business.

Hungry for Growth:

As a young person, your ambition, enthusiasm and eagerness to develop professionally will be a huge green flag for a potential employer. When applying for roles be sure to express your goals and aspirations to ensure there’s an alignment between what you want and what the business can offer you. It’s important to find an employer who is willing to invest in your growth, as much as your willingness to learn and contribute positively to the business.

Trendy Savy

Are you up with all the latest fashion, food, social media and more trends? In an ever-evolving world, the ability the stay relevant is becoming increasingly important and can make all the difference in running a successful tourism and hospitality business. As a young and budding professional, you’re more likely to adapt to new processes and trends which makes you all the more employable! Whether it’s navigating the maze of social media, launching a new reservations system, or thinking of innovative ways to capture guest feedback, your savviness to follow trends and stay up to date is a valuable skill for employers.

Mix It Up:

Everyone has something to offer, and everyone deserves a place in our vibrant tourism and hospitality industry. A diverse workplace is about embracing different perspectives and experiences, and for a potential employer, hiring a young professional like yourself could be the missing piece to their workforce puzzle. Be sure to highlight to a potential employer how you may positively impact the team and contribute to an inclusive team culture and further build their tourism and hospitality business.

Looking for more inspiration? Hear from the stories of seven young West Aussies who are building their dream careers in the tourism and hospitality industry by visiting the Dream Career Hub.