Bartender: The Perfect Job For Traveling

Travel, adventure, getting out of everyday life, these are the ways of life that have always attracted me, and this was the main reason why I chose the job of bartender, out of a concern for instability 🙂

So, the first good plan to start travelling as a bartender is simply to do a season, whether it’s a summer season at the beach, a winter season on the ski or something else.

For many of us, the concept of the season is to work hard for 3 to 6 months, to put aside some time to enjoy life after the trip.

It was my general journey from the age of 19 to 24, I worked from April to September in a bar in Saint-Tropez, 6 months hardcore, non-existent holidays, crazy hours, but in conclusion, enough money aside to leave the other 6 months of the year.

So after these 6 months of work, I simply left for the other 6 months on a trip, to beautiful and not too expensive destinations such as Thailand for example, which is and will remain one of my favorite places to travel.

Then let’s imagine that you spent all your money during the season and that happens, especially in some seasonal places where everything is expensive and it’s human to want to have fun too and not always play the squirrel.

In this case, you have 2 solutions, you can continue your trip by going for a season elsewhere. For example, you end a summer season at the beach, you can very well, continue on a season in resort to winter sports and try to save this time if you want to make yourself a nice holiday afterwards.

After that it is not a reason to exist, the work of seasonal workers is also part of the trip as well.

You are also going to see some country, some people can’t stand to stand by and do nothing, so it’s a very good option to travel, after personally I like to give it all for a few months and enjoy other things in life the rest of the year
😉Et if you haven’t saved, but the desire to travel is such that you can’t hold back and having a small budget, it’s still easy to leave, there are so many ways to exchange a little bit of your time for the gite and the covered for example.
If you are a bartender, you can easily offer to work 3-4 hours for a salary or for a room and board, which will be enough for you to live well on the spot and have time for yourself and it is quite easy to do this anywhere in the world.

Some destinations are also very economical, I think of South East Asia. I usually book my hotels or hostels on FindHotel. You can take a look at it, you will see that for less than 10€, you have a lot of places to stay the night.

In many foreign countries like everywhere in Asia, they will be very happy to have an experienced bartender and it can be a plus for them, to have a foreigner on their staff and therefore they will be delighted to help you stay there and as soon as you want to move just do the same thing at your next destination, easy life 😉

If you are struggling and can’t find a bartender job, there are always alternative plans like woofing.

Couchsurfing to be housed for free and many other plans, I explain all these points in this article.

After that, if you are an experienced bartender, it is almost impossible not to find a job easily, when you arrive in a city, you are looked at on google and there is always a job in the restaurant business and if you like a particular bar, it has happened to me to say, I want to work there!!!

All you have to do is offer the boss a free trial, it is very rare for a boss to refuse free labour, and if you are qualified, only one advice, appointment essential and from the first day, arrive early, always be on the lookout and concerned about the small details.

I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to write them down in the comments and if you are looking for a bar training, we have developed a very nice program to start your career as a travelling bartender!

How to become a bartender

If you want to become a bartender, you will have to train as a bartender (alcohol certified training), choose where you want to work, write a quality CV and all you have to do is move up the ladder. Follow our guide who will give you tips on how to become a bartender. Just trust us – you will become one of the best.

1 – Take a bartender training course

Bartending is not child’s play, before becoming a master in the field it takes time and effort. To become a bartender, you need to sharpen your skills. You can already be a sociable person, have quick learning skills and have experience but without training as a bartender, it will be difficult for you to work in the bars of your dreams.

You will acquire all the necessary skills to be comfortable behind the bar. You will learn to prepare several drinks at the same time thanks to the technique of free for (free pour), to work under pressure but also to impress your customers by mastering the flair. In addition to all this, you will get a certificate that will help you become a bartender and you will know a range of international cocktail recipes.

2 – Choose where and when you want to work

Once you graduate, you’ll be on your way to becoming a bartender. And now, where do you want to work? We’re not talking about specific bars, you have to think big and long term.

Maybe you want to work for a season in the Alps or maybe you are one of those who prefer to spend a season in a seaside resort. Once you are a bartender, the world will open up to you so take advantage of the flexibility that this profession offers you.

3 – Make your resume stand out

Since recruiters receive hundreds of resumes, how do you make yours stand out from the rest? EBS Matchstaff, the job offer platform dedicated to EBS graduates, gives you some tips:

  • It must be professional: avoid pictures of yourself taken in the evening or during the holidays
  • List your skills
  • Add personality to your resume to differentiate yourself from other candidates
  • Include your experiences but make sure it’s relevant
  • It must be synthetic, convincing and must not exceed one page in length