Hospitality and tourism is a dynamic industry with careers available around the world; Jordan, Hong Kong, America – you name it and hospitality and tourism is there! It’s a sociable work environment with a focus on people and great customer service. The industry includes (take a deep breath!) restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, transportation, handicrafts and more! Here are three reasons you’d be mad not to consider a career in the industry, plus tips on resources that can help you.
1. There’s a career to suit YOU
Whoever you are and whatever your ambitions, there is a career in hospitality and tourism for you. If you like to keep active, there are hands-on roles in the kitchen, and a career in restaurants and coffee shops is perfect if you love being around people. It doesn’t stop there! Hospitality and tourism includes the fast-paced world of hotels, tour operators and transportation, to name a few. Each industry offers a unique working environment and its own set of careers. You could manage a hotel, turn your hand to handicrafts or create amazing dishes as a chef – the world is your oyster!
2. Work hard and you’ll be quickly rewarded
If you want to work your way to the top – and fast – hospitality is an ideal place to get started. Many managers start out in entry level positions and progress through on-the-job training and dedication. Learning on the job means the possibilities are endless! A kitchen porter could become a restaurant manager with the right training and experience. The online career map from People 1st International is an eye-popping example of where you can get to, plus it tells you how to progress.
3. 50,000 people can’t be wrong!
The hospitality and tourism industry in Jordan boasts a workforce number of over 50,000 people. Restaurants and hotels in particular have had a massive growth, and the best thing is you’re definitely not stuck for choice with a career in either of these places. Waiting staff, sommeliers, food and beverage managers and event co-ordinators all play a part in creating the welcoming hospitality experience.
If you’d like to join them, choose from a variety of vacancies here.