Using your Chinese Zodiac Sign to uncover your dream travel job!
by Nicole Peterson on 12-Feb-2024 09:37:39
As we say goodbye to the Year of the Rabbit, we get ready to welcome the Year of the Dragon in the Lunar New Year 2024. This exciting occasion is celebrated with lots of fun and excitement across many countries in East and Southeast Asia, as well as in Chinese communities worldwide. It's a time for families to get together, exchange gifts, enjoy traditional foods, and pray for good fortune and happiness in the upcoming year.
With this new season in mind, are you itching to embark on a new adventure, but the traditional 9-to-5 just isn't cutting it for you? Well, what would you say if we told you that your Chinese zodiac sign may just hold the key to unlocking your dream travel career!
Join us on this journey as we explore the best paths for each zodiac sign, blending personality traits with your most favoured travel career.
Your Chinese zodiac sign is determined by your birth year, and there are many online calculators you can use to figure this out. Take a look at the 12 signs below and see how you can use these to match to your skills to a career in travel!
Chinese Zodiac Signs
Rat:1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
Quick-witted, optimistic, a sharp observer and can adapt to any environment, you can solve problems before they arrive. Using your unique advantages together with your acute instinct to tackle thinking, creative and inventive tasks, you would enjoy a career in Travel Writing or as a Travel Blogger. You can combine your love for storytelling and travel with a flexible career that utilises your skills in creativity.
Ox:1961, 1973, 1985, 1997
Diligent, persistent, and honest, you are very loyal and logical. You prefer routine and you love nature. Because of your willpower, persistence and strong work ethic, as well as your love for nature and the environment, a career in Sustainable Tourism is perfect for you. Your honest nature will align well with this sector. A role with a Hotel or in Government could see you managing day-to-day operations, ensuring ethical and sustainable practices are being followed, as well as conducting research, reporting, and compliance on sustainability metrics.
Tiger:1962, 1974, 1986, 1998
Tigers are active and high energy. You accept new challenges, environments and you can be quite competitive in nature. You’re decisive and have great judgement. Your perfect role as a Travel Consultant will let you thrive in exciting situations and you will be able to build a strong network of repeat customers based on these skills.
Rabbit:1963, 1975, 1987, 1999
As someone who is very articulate and calm, your compassionate nature would serve best in a guidance role. As a Tour Guide you would be able to showcase your leadership skills and travel knowledge, as you love to inform and entertain people and you take pride in your chosen area of expertise.
Dragon:1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Dragons have brilliant leadership skills and you’re filled with energy. You are devoted to your work and thrive on unpredictability. A career as a Flight Attendant is perfect for you as you prefer changing environments and you enjoy your independence and love to problem-solve.
Snake: 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Snakes are incredibly intelligent and tenacious - you never back down from a challenge and you thrive in complicated environments. You will want to find a career that enables you to use your talents and intelligence, so a career in Tourism Business Analytics would be perfect for you. If you enjoy analysing numbers and developing innovative solutions for businesses in the travel and tourism sector, then you should consider this role.
Horse:1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Horses are competitive, good communicators and great socialisers. Rebellious in nature and quite the achiever, you’d do well in a Sales role where you get to converse with a lot of different people inside the organisation as well as to customers. Roles such as Ticketing Agent, Travel Insurance Sales Person, or Customer Service Agent for an airline would be a perfect fit for you.
Goat:1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Goats are calm, sensitive and intelligent. You prefer to work in a team and you are most comfortable with highly intellectual tasks. Power and status is not important to you as such. As the elegant and diplomatic of all Chinese signs, you would enjoy working as a Green Event Planner for a hotel or other type of tourism business. Green Event Planners develop and plan events for companies to encourage sustainable practices and minimal impact on the environment. Your friendly nature will be useful when liaising with different stakeholders.
Monkey:1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Monkeys are very energetic and enjoy environments that require logical thinking. You adapt well to change, and this make you perfect for authoritative roles. You are very good at multi-tasking and have excellent communication skills. A career such as Airline Customer Service Agent, or Airport Security Officer, where you can interact with different types of people and helping them on their journey will be very rewarding for you.
Rooster:1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Roosters are very helpful, natural hard workers and highly motivated individuals. Your exceptional organisational skills show you love to keep track and in control of things, and you find yourself in-tune with the different energy of people around you. Roosters would suit a career in the Hotel industry - as a Hotel Receptionist or Reservations Agent, you enjoy interacting with people frequently and love to offer a helping hand in ensuring travellers stays are memorable.
Dog:1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Dogs are the best colleagues anyone could ask for. You’re always willing to help people and when challenges arise, you're very resourceful and very inventive. In Tourism Management, you will be managing teams of people from different backgrounds - whether this be as a Cruise Manager, Event Manager, a Holiday Representative or a Hotel Manager. You are empathetic by nature and you are very good at understanding other peoples needs and motivations.
Pig: 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
With your diligence to detail, you are highly reliable and you possess creative flair that many employers in Corporate Travel would love. Your patience and ability to adapt quickly would help you succeed in the fast-moving Corporate Traveller world, where clients demand high attention to detail and a high degree of service. Negotiation is your strong suit, and this trait will serve you well in this role.
By using your Chinese Zodiac sign to help you decide which type of career to follow can be a helpful approach to deciding upon your most ideal travel career path, based on your unique personality traits and skills. We have a Program that can help get you on track to the career you want - enquire today!