The hospitality industry is – and always has been – a very favourable one to work in for a vast array of different reasons. Providing a great number of benefits at all levels, due to its popularity, it can be difficult to secure a job within it, particularly if you’re trying to do so with no – or only minimal – experience.
However, with there being various top tips for securing a job in hospitality, the following five are some of our favourites at itk Recruitment.
If you’re the type of person who wants to work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, the hospitality industry may not be for you.
Often working long hours right throughout the week, the benefits you receive in the industry can be great, but it’s important any potential employer understands you’re not going to shy away from hard work.
If you’ve worked in the hospitality industry in the past, no matter in what capacity, shout about it as much as you can.
Passion is one of the key drivers in this industry and so whether you worked as a chef 10 years ago or did a couple of hours every week in a fast food restaurant during your college days, make sure people know how much you enjoyed it.
One of the most notable differences between the hospitality industry and many others is that it’s still very much a hierarchical one and you have to be willing to operate in this capacity.
That’s not to say if you start in an entry-level position you’re going to be talked down to, but you should know your role, respect your fellow employees and work hard, as over time it will result in you gradually climbing the hierarchical ladder.
What’s particularly great about the hospitality industry is that you don’t have to be restricted to one role. Especially if it’s your first job in the industry, if you apply for a role as a hotel receptionist, for example, you could find you’re asked also to be involved with concierge and accommodation, too.
Giving you an insight into just what roles you could pursue further, if you’re happy to turn your hand to whatever an employer asks of you, this is going to do nothing but impress.
If there’s one industry where there’s still very much a sense of ‘family’, it’s the hospitality one. As such, it’s important you portray your sociability at all times.
Remember, there’s a huge difference between being loud and talking constantly and being friendly and approachable, but ensure you’re doing the latter and it will only go in your favour.
Being employed within the hospitality industry can undoubtedly be fantastic, but it can also be difficult to secure your first position in particular – by following these five tips, however, we’re certain you’ll be doing a lot to appeal to employers and will soon land a job in this fantastic industry.