You have decided to look for a job in the hospitality and tourism industry. It might be your first job or perhaps you have worked in other industries like construction and fancy a change. Ahlan.jobs can help find the right opportunity for you. However, you need to do a few things first. What skills do you have for working in hospitality and tourism? Do you know what employers are looking for?
Employers are interested in two main areas:
Tourism needs some technical skills like being able to cook really good food or how to set up a shisha pipe. But the most important skill is communication. Talking to customers and being able to meet their requests is vital. In fact tourism businesses need to meet and exceed customers’ expectations each and every day!
You need to think about all the skills you have not just the ones you learnt at school. Are you a great member of your local football team? Do you do any volunteer work? Have you explored or travelled somewhere different? In tourism, sharing experiences and insights to local places is key. The visitor wants to hear authentic stories like who makes the best food and where to see the perfect sunset.
When an employer considers you for a job, they want to know that you are a team player. Show them how good you are.
When an employer considers you for a job, they want to know that you will follow instructions but also solve a problem such as a leaky toilet or a customer fainting. Show them how you have dealt with situations in the past.
When an employer considers you for a job they want you to turn up on time, looking smart and being polite. Show them your ability to be respectful to all those around you.
We have some tools that will help you put down all the skills and experience you have so that when it comes to writing your CV, you have all the information in one place. Work through the exercises here.