Like many any other industries, when applying for jobs in hospitality, you will need to be prepared. Employers do not just hire the right people for the job at the right time, but they also consider the skills and experience they have in the specific area of work. Employers will also look into the candidate’s credentials such as hospitality courses as well as their character before deciding if he/she is truly a good fit for the position and the company.
Here are a few things to tick off your list before going to an interview:
Firstly, you need to look presentable. If you dress appropriately, the employer will see that you are serious about the job and value your tidiness. Hospitality staff interact with customers every day, so looking presentable is important to both the company and the customers.
Employers will sometimes judge on first impressions. Thus, arriving on time to an interview will make a good first impression. Employers also expect you to start work on time. Arriving early to an interview, will give employers the impression that you are well prepared to begin your shift on time as well.
It is best to do thorough research on the company before attending an interview. The more knowledge you have about the business, the more it will reflect your interest in the job and working for that particular venue.
Hospitality is not just about providing services, but it is a special set of skills that involve understanding and providing customer care to people. You can train in a variety of courses to acquire these skills.
Some of these hospitality courses include –
- Hospitality Management
- Commercial Cookery
- Leadership and Management
- Kitchen Operations
- Responsible Service of Alcohol or RSA
- Responsible Gambling Services or RSG
- Customer Service
- Food Safety
- Food Hygiene/Handling
Having certificates in hospitality courses can give you the upper hand, even more so when you can show the interviewer that you already have experience in this line of work. There are no guarantees that you will be hired right then and there, but you will be highly regarded and potentially have a better opportunity to be considered for the position you are applying for.