Getting a job is not an easy task, getting a job over the phone is an even more complicated mission, but getting a bartending job on just one phone call falls in the category of mind blowing. However, this is what one of our graduates did last year when he moved to Australia for a gap year and decided she couldn't afford to be jobless for too long so she applied from home in the UK.
When Hannah decided to move to Australia on Working Holiday, a very popular program among British students that want to work in Australia for a season, she figured she wanted something more exciting and better paid than working as a demonstrator or Au Pair. Luckily for her, a friend just returning from Australia told her how she had worked for six months as a bartender in Melbourne, making enough money to travel throughout Australia and South East Asia for another six months without having to work anymore.
Hannah got into action and after finding the iPour Online Bartender Course & then doing a couple practice shifts at a local pub she learn the basics she needed to confidently ask for a job overseas. However, unlike everyone else she figured she was gonna use her intelligence and try to get that job before even landing in Australia. How she did it? Read it from Hannah herself
"First thing I did was get enough insider knowledge to comfortably ask for an opportunity. Two months before departing for Australia I wrote down a list of a 100 bars, pubs and nightclubs in Sidney I found online and their contact info. Next I started contacting them, sending an email with a brief explanation of who I was, a great photo of me behind the bar and a pitch on how I could help them attract a bunch of other exchange guys as clients. Then, and I think this is what made the difference, I called each and every bar I had mailed. I made it sound very important saying it was a business call from the UK. I actually think most of them took the call thinking it was some kind of business proposal, but it worked and they picked up the phone. Many hadn't even opened my email but I still pitched them on how much business I could bring to their venues and how I could perform at a variety of roles, from server to bartender. Most managers replied they were interested but that couldn't really hire me until I landed and met them in person. I had almost accepted the idea of waiting until I landed when on one the last calls, a guy kept on the phone longer than the others and finally asked the golden question "When will you be here and when can you begin" It turned out he was both short of staff for the upcoming Australian summer season and impressed by my determination to call from so far. I spent like 50 dollars in Skype credit for the phone calls and had to wake up in the middle of the night for like a month to make the calls but it was absolutely worth it. I made more than $25k in my six months working at this club and unlike most of my Working Holiday classmates, I didn't have to spend weeks walking up and down Sidney looking for a job. Best yet, I learn the immense power of a phone if you persist enough"
There you are, it was long but it definitely is worth a read. Now you know it's possible, get the training you need and get the job!