Bartending And Traveling
One of the most exciting things about being a bartender is that the skills you have learned can be used in every country in the world. Bartending is a universal skill that can open doors to unlimited possibilities.
Many of the students that have taken the Fine Art Bartending School have gone on to travel the world by paying their way via bartending.
“A little preparation will make your life a lot easier once you get to your destination.”
So what now?
You are going to want to get a holiday travel visa before you leave. Don’t wait until the last minute. Get started on this at least 2 months in advance in case you make any mistakes with your paperwork so you will have time to correct them before you leave.
A working holiday visa is a travel permit which allows travelers to undertake employment in the country issuing the visa for the purpose of supplementing their travel funds.
Most working holiday visas are offered between countries to encourage travel and cultural exchange between their citizens.
There are usually restrictions on this type of visa:
1. Many are intended for younger travelers and have an age restriction ranging from 18 to 35.
2. There may be limits on the type of employment taken, or the length of time the traveler can be employed.
3. The visa holder is expected to have sufficient funds to live on while they seek employment.
Here is a list of Countries that Canadians can obtain a travel Visa for:
Info on How to Apply:
New Zealand: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/workingholiday/
Independent Websites that will do the work for you for a fee:
Getting a Bartending Job Once You Are There:
Be sure to bring several copies of your resumes along with your certification.
It is really just a matter of applying. You will find that most places that cater to tourists are very welcoming of a “guest” bartender from another country.
Make sure you are dressed well, clean and be confident in your ability.
Always speak to the manager and never just drop off a resume.
Ask to work a shift for free so they can evaluate you.
These are great tips and if you follow them you will be successful.
Here is a great example from one of our past students:
It’s Myles, I attended one of your schools, now I’m a flair bartender in Disco Imagine Punta Cana Dominican
Republic. I learned about the job through a job posting on your Face Book page.
The clubs freaking amazing, It’s big now but I think it’s going to be huge soon.
I just made this promo vid for it with some footage I shot during work: