Were you a travel agent before more and more people started to book travel online?
Do you miss helping people plan vacations of a lifetime?
Then you might be interested in this news: American Express is hiring a work-at-home travel counselor.
You’ll need experience in the travel industry, and might have to work some crazy hours. But if you’re sick of going into an office, it might be a good gig for you.
How to Work From Home for American Express
As a work-at-home travel counselor, your main duty will be creating “memorable travel experiences” for cardholders by “providing knowledgeable and consultative service based on your own experiences and expert knowledge of the travel industry.”
To be eligible, you must have at least two years of recent experience selling domestic and international travel, with a strong background in international air booking. AmEx also highly prefers candidates who have experience in a call center and with car and hotel bookings.
You’ll need customer service, communication, time-management and sales skills, as well as knowledge of both established and emerging domestic and international destinations.
Applicants can live in any state except Alaska — but if you live within 35 miles of one of the company’s call centers (Lawrenceville, Georgia; Phoenix, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; or Sunrise, Florida), you’ll be required to work on-site.
Since the call centers are open 24/7, your shift might be less than ideal. According to the listing, new hires will receive shifts between 5 a.m. and 2 a.m. on any day of the week — and won’t be eligible for the next shift bid until at least three months after completing training.
No word on the pay (I’ll update you if I hear back!), but if you work from home, AmEx will provide high-speed internet and land-based telephone service.
Think it sounds like a good fit? Click here to learn more.
Your Turn: Are you a former travel agent? Will you apply for this job?
Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.