Banff, working, living, december.. possible?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: May 31, 2013 7:32 PM Last Post By: raesyd
Nov 20, 2012 2:34 AM
Banff, working, living, december.. possible?Hey guys, im currently living in Calgary and im sick of it, i finish up with my job on the 30th, and get paid on the 7th december. I was thinking of moving up to Banff but i was just wondering.. do you think everything will be taken? (work wise)
i was planning on staying in a hostel for a couple of weeks and looking for work, either with staff accomodation or begin looking for a place.
I guess the real question is, is this crazy? is it possible to get work in december?
Btw i am a 22 year old male from Australia, im looking for kitchen work. I will only have about $2000 so i would reall have to rough it.
Thanks to anyone who can help
Nov 20, 2012 8:18 AM
1There will still be work around. It may be harder in the first couple of weeks of December but as you get closer to Christmas the work gets better.
Stay at the Hostel International. http://www.hihostels.ca/westerncanada/332/HI-Banff_Alpine_Centre.hostel
They have a job seeker package which is a good deal.
Make sure you resume is no more than one page. Have it focus on customer service and kitchen work. Be flexible with what type of work you are looking for. Take anything and then try and find the job you want.
When you are handing in your resume make sure you are nice to the person you are speaking too. When my staff give me a resume and they say the person wasn't anything but friendly it goes right in the bin. The feedback from the person at the front end is very important. Also dress well. Just because its a ski town doesn't mean that you should be showing up in a hoody and ripped jeans! Its not hard to put yourself above the rest of the punters in town.
Places to look:
All three ski resorts. (Especially Mt Norquay as they open in early December)
Banff Lodging Company
The Banff Centre
All the other hotels
I have lived here for four and a half years so let me know if you have any questions.
Hope that helps.
Nov 20, 2012 1:09 PM
2Thanks man, that was the most helpful advice iv ever gotten on the internet. I really appreciate it.
the work seeker package looks great, what a good idea theyve got there. Im sure i can find work, i managed to find plenty of jobs in Sydney, Australia which is pretty hard. Got them through determination and perseverance, so il just apply the same techniques. I hope im not fooling myself though :/ if it goes wrong il be screwed, never know if you dont try tho.
Nov 22, 2012 7:38 AM
Nov 26, 2012 11:19 PM
4Good for you on getting out of Calgary dude!
I agree with you: "You won't know if you don't try", and this Americanised city is infested with people who don't know AND haven't tried!
If anything goes wrong, you WON'T be screwed. You're the type that will sort it out!
Have a great ski season, and don't come back here to Calgary unless you have to catch a flight!
Edited by: CrouchingGopher
Dec 5, 2012 3:46 PM
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