FLY HIGH AND MAKE A SUCCESSFUL HOSPITALITY CAREER
In case you are still confused and wondering which career to choose then look at yourself and compare following determinants :
- You love to travel
- You like to make people happy
- You have an eye for detail
- You enjoy meeting people from different cultures
- Your believe the customer is always right
- You like learning new languages
- You don’t know what you want to do when you “grow up” (or if you’ll ever grow up!)
- You work well under pressure
- You want an international career
- You like to work hard, and play hard
In case you think above determinants suits your personality then hospitality can be an ideal career choice for you and you should explore more about it.
Before we explore it for you let’s understand that there are many myths about Hospitality profession like:
- If you don’t have a degree or previous industry experience, you might find it challenging.
- The industry work requires a specific set of hard skills.
- The industry has long streched work hours.
- The industry is not suitable for females to pursue a career.
- The salaries are on lower end and many more……
The hospitality Industry has changed with ages more than any other industry and so as the work culture and environment, today the youth worldwide are excited to be a successful professional in this field as the above myths are far from the reality.
Corporate events and Luxury tourism is at an all time high, the travel and tourism industry in India is growing steadily, and hospitality companies are hiring workforce and managers more than any other Industry. More than ever, the hospitality industry is seeing exciting developments in technology and customer experience, leading to more diverse and specialized employment opportunities. All the signs point to hospitality careers being a good choice. Beginning salaries at entry levels are good now and there are some hidden perks that most people don’t know.
With a career in hospitality, comes the ability to see the world – which has demonstrable links to improving mental and physical health. Frequent travelers see a significant reduction in anxiety, depression and stress. Many hospitality and luxury companies have properties on every continent, so their employees can transfer internally to work abroad. That means that travel isn’t just a possibility, it is encouraged and facilitated. By choosing a hospitality job, you are investing in a career that has endless possibilities and making a positive long-term commitment to your family in terms of happiness.
Lets understand the fact that hospitality services centers around providing a fantastic customer experience, hospitality jobs provides and develops varied skill set that are globally recognized and are acceptable and applicable to any business, Hospitality jobs can provide experience in anything or everything from customer relationship to culinary arts to finance management, human resources, project management and communications, to purchasing, business management and entertainment.
The Industry provides safe and secure work environment along with multiple fringe benefits because of which it has seen 25% increase in female work force and more and more female students are picking it as a career choice be it be a guest relation executive or a house keeping executive or being a successful chefs even females are joining some specialized fields like dieticians, event managers etc. People who work in the field of hospitality often have exclusive access to the very best food, health clubs and luxury accommodations.
A general statement of a Hospitality graduate is ‘I work with great people’ and ‘I feel recognized and appreciated.’
In the world of high job turn overs, Hospitality companies are doing everything they can to raise professional satisfaction, so that job turnover is significantly reduced. This means that employees can rise through the ranks quickly, and obtain larger salaries over time. That might explain why it is the chosen industry for an estimated 212 million employees worldwide.
A job in hospitality makes you fit for many other careers and other employers are more likely to consider your application because they acknowledge your abilities of ‘soft skills’ which encompass communication, humility, collaboration and interpersonal awareness.
Contributed By :
Prof. (Dr.) S. K. Singh
COO, Amrapali Institute of Hospitality Management