Tour Guide Training Day
Join us for a series of professional development workouts! We’re hosting expert-led group critique sessions, looking at resumes, business cards, “perfect pitches”, cover letters, and more.
Let’s make the most of this downtime! We saw hundreds of you for our “Interview Prep Day” at last year’s IATDG Conference. So we’re bringing the format online! We’re hosting free, twice-weekly sessions looking at all the components that get you hired as a tour director or guide. In a super positive, friendly interactive discussion, we’ll look at any brave soul who wants to submit a resume, business card, cover letter, or try out an interview question or “perfect pitch” material. We’ll offer positive feedback and try to all learn from each other, and prepare for whenever the next hiring conferences happen!
Upcoming Professional Development Sessions
All sessions are listed in Eastern time; click the registration button and you will be emailed your Zoom login information. Mark it on your calendars, then just show up and enjoy the show! If you don’t receive or can’t find your login information, please simply re-register.
|5/26/2020||Resume Roundtable #2||Another resume critique session! Two tour operators join us to look at resumes that were pre-submitted! Hosted & Moderated by Alan Armijo and Ashley Levy||Kevin Amante (EF/Go Ahead Tours) and Leah Yanoff (Education Discovery Tours)||7:00 PM||Register|
|6/2/2020||Perfect Pitch Prep||Perfect Pitch is an awesome way to be seen by every tour operator at the IATDG hiring conference; but it's also scary! In this session we'll have you perfect your pitch and deliver it to a very kind tour operator, and we'll talk through ideas for improving!||Kristin Manzoli (Destination America) and Jeremy Hundt (Holiday Vacations) & Mitch + Alan (moderators)||7:00 PM||Register|
|6/4/2020||Cover Letters||Cover letters are crucial. We'll hear from tour operators what they like, don't like, and look at your examples!||Hannah Leonard (Joshua Expeditions)||7:00 PM||Register|
|6/9/2020||Resume Roundtable #3||Two more tour operators join to critique the resumes you pre-submitted! Come join in for more invaluable advice.||Marco Jahn (Destination America)||7:00 PM||Register|
|6/12/2020||Learn how to Build Your Resume (FRIDAY)||No tour operators! This is a workshop designed to help you build a well-formatted resume!||Ashley Levy||7:00 PM||Register|
|6/16/2020||Business Cards||Business Cards are the final lasting impression you make, make sure they look good! Two tour operators will be there to look at yours, and offer honest suggestions!||TBA||7:00 PM||Register|
|6/18/2020||Video Introduction||The video intro is a huge part of the way tour operators get to know you. Join us in this live critique with a panel of tour operators!||Jeremy Hundt (Holiday Vacations)||7:00 PM||Register|