What Can You Expect from A Job in Hospitality?
When you are thinking about starting a career in the hospitality industry, then a huge congratulations to you! You need to consider the advantages of working in such an innovative and changing industry as well as the disadvantages. It’s not just working in pubs and restaurants, or helping people in hotels. Working in the hospitality industry spans travel, airlines, cruises and back-end jobs that support hospitality businesses as a whole.
There are perks of working in hospitality jobs that are more diverse and exciting than in most other careers, which is one of the reasons that many people choose hospitality in the first place. A job in the hospitality industry allows a huge deal of mobility and freedom as well as a large scope for development and innovation. There’s a rare opportunity to meet new people and interact with them from a spectrum of backgrounds. Personally, we here at Learn Train Recruit love hospitality!
Why SHOULD You Work In Hospitality?
To help you to feel encouraged about working in such a diverse industry, here are some of the major advantages to this line of work.
You will never work in a cubicle. There’s nothing hemming you in with hospitality and the work that you do is fluid and allows you to move and develop.
You can find job satisfaction every single day. Hospitality is about service, and the satisfaction that your customers get is enough to raise that smile.
The industry is growing, which means that there is a chance there is no ceiling to your new job - you can develop and when you reach the limit in one area, you can slide sideways into a new one.
It’s anything but dull and no two days are the same. You get the perfect opportunity to meet world leaders, influential people and other hospitality professionals in the same shoes as you.
The money. Not to be crass, but the hospitality industry can lead you to some of the best bonuses, incentives and tips than any other industry.
Despite the recessions and hits to the financial markets, hospitality has not slowed down. This offers you stability and a flourishing future.
What Are The Disadvantages?
In the interest of clarity and transparency, it’s important for you to know what the downsides of the industry are. This can help you to make a better decision about your future and allows you the chance to decide if it’s really for you.
The industry is one that is demanding. Your job is about meeting the expectations of other people, which isn’t always easy and it’s not always fun. But what you will enjoy is the "buzz", soetimes it's non-stop adrenaline and the hours can fly by.
Your hours can be unsociable and can change at the last minute. Hospitality companies work on a 24/7 365 days a year schedule; entertainment doesn’t stop. You can, however, make great friends on shift and these can therefore be "sociable hours".
You can be working whilst 9-5-ers might have finished work. But why be one the crowd?
We offer several roles within Hospitality whatever your interest, whether you've just got started (we also provide training!) or whether your well entrenched in the hospitality and are now looking for a new role within the sector. If hospitality sounds like a role for you, take a sneak peek at our jobs page and get started on what could be a rewarding and fun career for you.