Hospitality jobs require a range of skills and qualifications, so it's important to be prepared for an interview. No matter what role you are applying for, these four tips will help you ace your hospitality interview:
Research The Company
No two companies are the same, so take your time before the interview to learn as much as you can about how they operate. It's easy to find information about the company on their website or head to sites like Glassdoor and read reviews from previous employees about their working experience.
Express Who You Are
Allow your personality to shine through! While your qualifications, skills, and experience are important when it comes to landing a job, you'll find that within the hospitality industry, your personality is equally important.
Remember to come prepared with questions of your own, have a genuine smile, display confident body language and communicate positive energy during the interview. Put your best foot forward and enjoy the interview experience!
Talk About Your Skills
Showcase your drive and perseverance with examples from previous jobs or bring up life experiences that shaped you. Teamwork and efficient collaboration are a must within the hospitality industry, so share strong examples of how you excelled within a team.
It's always good to remember that an interview is a two-way process. Use this opportunity to learn more about the company and to ensure it is somewhere you'll enjoy working. Take this time to ask questions about roles, company culture, and expectations. Would you be given opportunities to take on bigger projects or assume leadership roles?
We hope these 4 simple but effective tips will help set you up for success in your next interview. Be sure to follow us at @sih.learning / @ SIHospitality / for more informative and helpful tips to succeed in the hospitality industry!