Article contributed by Dr. S. K. Singh
Any experienced professional can easily say that there is good and bad to any career option for an individual. I have seen a few leaving the hospitality career in early stages of their career saying it has long schedules, low salaries and a few more statements, but on the other hand has seen many of the young graduates absorbing the pressure of the initial few months and then scaling new heights and good salaries too. Any job can provide you varied experience of bad managers, horrible co-workers, and working when you’d rather be doing something else, plus various complaints that can force you to regret. Likewise, you can have wonderful seniors as managers, a family-like work atmosphere, and customers you adore and who appreciate you.
I have seen candidates starting their first job in hospitality, as an associates with initial salaries around Rs. 14000/- to 25,000/-. They earn add on incentives as tips/gratuity and service charges which adds on to their earning, added to it, is free duty meals and accommodation in some places too. I have seen that initially they went home exhausted every day, but they sustained the early pressure and with time got skilled and were successful. They were able to prove themselves in their respective departments. They were able to give exemplary services, and guests mostly loved them. After proving that they knew the job, they got the opportunities to grow as Supervisors, Assistant manager, Manager, General Manager, all within 6-7 years of joining the industry. They were able to earn excellent salaries and bought their first brand new car, and a year later, a house and many more…. But if they work well for their development during college days, they may get selected as a Management Trainee and start the career journey as an Assistant Manager, hence they may achieve their goals faster.
So in this field if you are able to absorb the initial pressure of training and initial few months of employment you move up the ladder, your skills improve and so are the guest relation aspects. It’s a career that gives you wonderful opportunities to work in best of the hospitality chains or segments around the globe. And once you have experience, you will always be able to find a good job nearly anywhere, provided that you can demonstrate that you’re dependable, loyal, and possess the gumption to face the difficulties.
Also a candidate with a degree in this field can opt for diverse career options in future and some such options are- Government Jobs, Armed Forces, Cruise Lines, Airlines, Railway Catering, QSR’S, Multiplex, Banks, Public Relations Officers in MNC’s, Event Management, Retail Management and many more areas. The candidates once master the skills and knowledge can apply through various Governments projects and initiate to be an entrepreneur and not only earn a wonderful livelihood but can give employment to many.
To be a part of such a versatile career where getting the first job is not at all an issue and scaling new heights is possible for many, then you should have completed your 10+2 with any stream, should be hard working, eager to participate in activities, and ready to take challenges. Once you select an Institute with proven expertise in this field and is an approved institution by Government statutory bodies, then sky is the limit of your career growth. One such Institute in North India with proven 23 years of excellence is Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management, situated in foothills of beautiful lake city Nainital at Haldwani, Uttarakhand. The Institute has many accolades to its name and have a rich Alumni strength spread across the Globe working in many leading hotels of the world. The Institute ensures your success from the very first day of your enrolment in any of its programmes.
To step ahead and start your career journey with this institute and to know more click at this link https://www.amrapali.ac.in/faculty/hotel-management/why-us