When you are looking for spa jobs, you need to consider all avenues to track down the right position.
Spa jobs are always a popular career choice, covering a wide range of options from high street salons to high-end spas. There are lots of different positions within this field, including:
- Spa manager and assistant
- Beauty therapist
- Hair stylist
- Nail technicians
- Botox technicians
- Skincare specialists
- Administrative assistants
Which of these you might apply for depends on your skills and experience - while many of them require specialist training and skills, there are entry level positions available as a salon assistant or receptionist.
These are great started jobs, ideal also if you are training and want to get some experience or some income while you are in the process of getting qualified.
Entry level positions involve a wide range of duties that can include everything from helping out at reception to answering the telephone, checking and ordering supplies to keeping the salon clean.
It's a great way to get to see how the business runs and to get experience working with customers.
For more qualified positions, the typical starting qualification is an NVQ level 2 or higher in Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing. This will give you the basic skills you need to get start working with clients directly.
Where do you find jobs? Word of mouth and even the local newspaper can be good sources, but the best place to look is online.
There are loads of websites offering spa jobs online, some of the most popular ones include:
You will typically have to upload a CV to register with these sites, so take time to produce a good CV that represents you honestly. This is your major selling tool - it quite literally represents you to potential employers - so make sure it does an effective job of selling you.
That means first and foremost, keep it short. One page is plenty for a good CV. It should include details of any relevant work experience, plus a list of your qualifications.
There is lots of information you can include in a CV, but to help you decide what's important, ask yourself some simple questions about everything you are thinking of including:
- Is this something an employer really needs to see?
- Will this actually help me to get a job, or is it just filler?
- Is this relevant to the jobs I'm applying for?
Finally, to increase your chances of getting the best jobs, you need to be flexible. If you can relocate, that will open up the whole country to you - you'll find spa jobs in resorts, day spas, salons and beauticians, even on cruise ships!