Many of us are stuck in jobs that are less than ideal just to be able to afford to pay the bills and keep a roof over our heads. Yet the thought of getting paid to do something that we love is always at the back our minds.
For some online bingo fans, being a chat host counts as a “dream job”. After all, chat hosts get paid to entertain players, help newbies out, and congratulate winners. Plus, we often wonder if they get other perks like free bingo bonuses and whether they’re allowed to work from home in their PJs.
However, if you’re really serious about wanting to become a chat host, you might be unsure of how you go about finding available jobs and getting hired.
Chat hosts have to utilise many different skills every day, so you might want to think about whether you possess these skills already or if you could learn them with a bit of practice. As well as being friendly and outgoing, you’ll need plenty of patience, the ability to multi-task, quick typing skills, a good understanding of online bingo as well as the brand you wish to work for, be technically aware, and able to keep a cool head.
Finding a job in the industry can be tricky as it’s so competitive. However, some of the major online bingo brands like Mecca Bingo actually invite interested players to get in touch with their support team if they think they have what it takes to be a great chat host.
You could also try searching online job listings and, in particular, specialist sites like LinkedIn. Alternatively, look for the Careers page at your favourite site, like tombola, to see if they’re advertising for any jobs, and if they’re not, you could send an email to the recruitment team to ask them to let you know of any chat host jobs that become available in future.
Chat host jobs in the UK are becoming more difficult to find as many big operators are outsourcing the operation and many of the jobs are now abroad – not always popular with players, but cheaper for the bingo sites!