From the view of the casual observer, restaurant and hospitality management careers are pretty much organized in advanced and handed to you on a pre-fabricated career map – it seems like wherever you end up, you know you will spend a good part of your life working in a hospitality environment. But professionals understand the weaknesses in that statement. They know about the many variables of the restaurant and hospitality industry. They know the restaurant/hospitality industry can be a truly unique and fun workplace, and diverse in the scope of responsibilities that one can attain.Let’s continue reviewing career management choices in this industry – how about the experience at a large university or corporate cafeteria or catering department, or maybe as food buyer for a regional restaurant chain, or as Front-of-House or Back-of-House manager at a local fine-dining bistro, or as manager of several food concession trucks that support large construction sites and factories, or even managing a simple shopping mall style kiosk food stand; not to mention other non-food restaurant jobs, like regional and national level real estate and marketing titles, related accounting and finance positions, administration, merchandising, health and safety, human resources, etc.Some bachelor degree programs in hospitality management are designed for students who looking for opportunities to advance their careers in hospitality fields. Degrees allow for specialization in upper levels of the hospitality industry in areas of food and beverage services, marketing, business management, human resources, and others.
Some of the benefits of working in the hospitality industry in a hotel job include gaining valuable skills which will earn you money anywhere in the world, one of the world’s fastest growing sectors, more flexible working hours than your typical 9-5 job, allowing you to fit work around your family responsibilities, you have fun while getting paid, good way to earn extra money and often companies will provide uniforms, meals, pension, incentive programmes.Enjoying being among people is the first and foremost requirement for a person to be able to chart a course of success in the hospitality trade. The job of a person serving in this field requires one to be people friendly, flexible and adaptable. Other essential attributes include the ability to work in a team, problem solving capabilities and working in a customer centric ambience. If the smiles on your guests’ satisfied faces make you forget all your woes including the pressure of working on-your-toes for late hours without the weekends for yourself, you are probably tailor made to suit this profession.Any field of activity demands a particular skill set of its employees. Hospitality is no exception.
A job in the hospitality industry will take on your nerves if you are expecting a one shift, stress free job. Juggling numerous responsibilities without a single crease on your nose must do the trick. Holiday season might mean working overtime without cribbing about it and making no bones about being on your toes. Being able to handle certain periods of inactivity followed by a bout of frantic bustle of demanding customers is what needs to be learnt.