This week’s letter is E. If you missed last week’s Friday Feature, take a look at Driving.
Although in 2000 at the age of 16, I was told there were no careers with horses, that couldn’t be further from the truth! Over 100 equine related careers are listed on this blog. In fact, today there are employment agencies that focus on finding skilled horse people, work in the industry.
Someone who is interested in helping others gain employment in the equine industry should:
- Consider the need for a background in the horse industry and contacts that can be called upon – it will be easier to help others if you’ve already put in the hard yards yourself and established working connections in the industry
- Have good people skills – this is important to establish working relationships with employers, as well as to help those looking to gain employment
- Consider contacting established employment agencies that focus on horse related jobs – it would be easier to gain employment with an established business that helps others, than to try to set up one on your own
- Be aware of any licenses or qualifications that are required to carry out specific horse jobs – when helping others find work, you need to know what they need to be able to do
- Possibly have a background in recruiting staff / human resources
For posts that relate to this area of work on Equus-Blog, take a look at:
- Equine Careers – Find Your Future
- Is Your Role What You Want It To Be?
- Profile On: Patrick Ryen, Patrick Ryen Employment Solutions Australia
- Profile On: Lyndsey Denning, Network Horses
- Various Equine Job Descriptions
“When in doubt, ask a horse.” – Author unknown