Ever since we started our operations last year, we have learnt many things about the Indian travel industry. Including how many people out there are looking for travel jobs in India. We have had a moderate amount of success so far in promoting our tours to potential customers, but we have been absolutely inundated with resumes from people looking to work for us. It also helps that, like our offbeat tours, we have a one of its kind career section on our website. And we receive them from people of all different types – From a jaded and frustrated IT sector employee going through an existential crisis to a wide eyed 20 year old, inspired to make a name for himself. We also realized that more and more people in this country want to travel around, not for leisure, but as a way of life, to learn more about themselves and the world. Thus, this blog post is our tribute to that wanderlust jobseeker in you looking for travel jobs in India. Here we tell you, in the increasing order of importance, why you should join goMowgli and help us in making goMowgli one of the best travel companies in India.
10) Everybody except your parents envies your job.
It is a tough job to be part of team in a bootstrapping startup. It is even tougher to be part of a team in a bootstrapping startup in the Indian travel industry. But then the outside world does not see this. All they see are the constant stream of social media updates on the beautiful places we go to. They think we have the best job in the world. We concur. (Our parents’ still don’t).
9) Casual wear is work wear. Shorts come recommended.
We are not hung over how you dress. As long as you don’t stink and wash off the travel grime frequently enough, you are good to come to work. If you push us to name a work attire, we recommend shorts or cargos, with lot of zippers and pockets. Very handy while you travel.
8) You make friends in the travel industry. And everywhere you go.
We in goMowgli understand that, for us to grow big, we need to partner with existing players in the travel industry. Thus we try making friends everywhere we go. And we give them a lot of business too. This means, we get a steal deal whenever we want to travel for our personal reasons. And we ain’t complaining.
7) You work while you travel. And get paid for it.
This one is obvious but we had to include it here. We travel a lot – We know Karnataka like the back of our hand and very soon, we will be like a rash, all over Southern India. Running tours across this large geography involves a lot of travel. It involves a lot of hard work which is why we will also be paying you for it.
6) You travel so much that you actually long for the cold comfort of your desk. Albeit for a short time.
This is actually true. We are not making this up. Homesickness and Delhi Belly are a very common occurrence when you work for us, considering how much we travel. We all try to get a breather from travel every once in a while. But again, the travel itch takes over very soon. And no, before you ask it, we never get bored of travelling.
5) Long hours mean long hours on the road and talking to other travellers.
We have constantly been stressing how hard a job it is to work for us. Trust us on this – it really is. But it involves talking to human beings and fellow travelling and making new friends on the road rather than communicating with your computer to compile a piece of code. It also means that we expect you to be leading a tour group and stressing over the trivial details, pretty much like your nit picking manager. But then again, we promise you a lot of freedom at work.
4) You learn one of the most useful life skills ever. The art of telling a story.
Working at goMowgli makes you very conversational, at times much to our chagrin. Irrespective of what you do here, from leading tour groups to writing blog content like this, we stress on learning the art of telling a story. We also expect you to read a lot and be curious about the world around you – for our customers expect us to be pretty knowledgeable and answer their questions. For the ones we can’t, we make up our own stories. Remember, even cock and bull stories sound bewitching when heard over a cold mountain air.
3) There is enough variety of jobs to be done. To suit your skill.
We have constantly mentioned in this blog that we have jobs where we pay you to travel. That is just to garner your attention when you were looking for travel jobs in India. We really have those jobs but there are even better jobs to found in goMowgli. We need all kinds of skill to build one of India’s most innovative travel companies. We need Content Writers, Social Media professionals, Channel Sales Executives, Customer Service Executives, Operations Experts and a whole lot more to make goMowgli bigger and better. We have jobs to suit every skill you posses. And all these jobs combine a fair amount of travelling with the skill you already possess, something with which you can build a solid foundation for a flourishing career. We also need a core team to make goMowgli happen. You just need to apply for it.
2) It is a lot of hard work but you will learn a lot. And it is extremely satisfying.
Just in case, we have forgotten to mention this, working in goMowgli is a lot of hard work. goMowgli is a startup like any other, filled with passionate, idealistic and opinionated youngsters wanting to change the world for the better. We do not know if we will ever get there, but we sure go to bed satisfied everyday knowing that we learnt something new today.
1) We are making India a better country to travel around.
Talking of changing the world, we believe India is the best country in the world to travel around. We also believe that India is not showcased the way it ought to be. We want to change all that forever by building a network of hop on hop off buses travelling all around India, offering unique and authentic Indian experiences to travellers around the world. A few years hence, we want to enable travellers to travel all of India, all 3 million square kilometres of it, on a single ticket with goMowgli. We promise we will get there someday. Do you want to join the team that is going to make it happen?
If you have always wanted a travel job, you have come to the right place. Head to our careers page and answer some simple questions. The only mandatory requirement for you to take part will be that you to possess a sparkle in your eye and a dream in your heart. Everything else can be learnt on the road.