I have a rich 9 years of work experience in travel and aviation industry as a trai
I have a rich 9 years of work experience in travel and aviation industry as a trainer and system analyst with a Masters degree in Tourism Management and IATA certification.
I am also a certified corporate trainer, certified Galileo / Sabre / Amadeus trainer. Have trained travel agents, airline staff in India and abroad on Reservations , fares , Ticketing, DCS and Load Planning.
Currently , I am working with a MNC in Gurgaon. However, I want to quit my job and start working as a freelance trainer but don't know how to go about it.
There are not enough opportunities in travel industry for freelance trainers. Most of the opening are for soft skills trainers.
Kindly advise what to do as I am really confused.
Thanks and Regards
Deepti 07 Nov 2016, 04:40pm
Hi Deepti, \n\nFirst - I hope I am not too late with my advice and I hope this is still useful to you.\n\nTo begin with, shifting gears from being employed full time to wanting to freelance is a completely different ball game. It requires a risk taking approach and mindset and not many people have the courage to do it, and of course, fewer even know how to make it a success.\n\nLuckily, you have rich experience and you have contacts. I would suggest you experiment for a few months using the contacts in the industry first and offering your services in the weekends. Also, I would suggest you train yourself (if you aren't a certified trainer already) in soft skills because that adds to your overall profile. Stay in touch with your contacts and offer them your services. Start a website - you will be flooded as that really is the best way to tell the market that you have the skills for them!\n\nGood luck! View Less
Hi Deepti, \n\nFirst - I hope I am not too late with my advice and I hope this is still useful to yo