When looking for work, try hospitality

Many job seekers are chasing hospitality jobs due to its tremendous growth. Even during bad economic times, this industry seems to be holding its own.

As a result, hospitality managers and workers are in high demand. In order to find a job in this sector, your resume needs to highlight the four most in-demand skills:

Building relationships. This is the most important skill to offer because, after all, the industry is about service along with comfort. So if you have a background in building relationships, managing clients, or being a team leader—go for this industry where the jobs are.

Customer service. The hospitality business is also all about people. Your job is to make your guests happy so they can have a wonderful time at your hotel, motel, restaurant, or resort.

Communications skills. You need to be a communicator that’s effective not only when speaking and writing but in languages as well. You’ll always be interacting with customers and attending to their needs. So if you can speak the language of people from different places, this is an invaluable skill to offer.

Flexibility. Hospitality managers need to be flexible because they often work long hours and need to switch gears, going from one task to another. Adaptable is key word here. If you have a nine-to-five mindset and hate venturing outside your comfort zone, hospitality is not the place for you.

If you can show a prospective employer in the hospitality field that you’re good at building relationships, are experienced serving customers, offer outstanding communications skills and are flexible, you’re qualified to start looking for work in the hospitality arena.

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Copyright ©2016 by Ransom (Randy) Place





About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of yourcareerservice.com. For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.