Here are our 10 interview tips for finding the best hospitality jobs
1. You’ve got 6 seconds
On average, a recruiter or potential employer will spend around 6 seconds reviewing a résumé before deciding to read it entirely. That means it's vital you use simple, easy-to-read formatting. Be sure to target your content towards what is required for the application! It is a must that you revise your résumé before each job application.
2. Sell yourself in your resumé
Add relevant achievements that set you apart from the masses. Instead of merely stating what you did, where possible, complement this by specifying what results you achieved. Remember, nothing sells better than facts and figures!
3. Prepare some responses before you go into your interview
Practice responses to typical interview questions that seek to uncover your career achievements, ambition, long-term goals, strengths and weaknesses. Why are you the best person for the job? Of course, be careful your responses do not appear too scripted.
4. First impressions count
Do we even need to say it? Be on time and dress appropriately. If you are nervous, utilising confident posture will assist with projecting a positive tone of voice. Always offer a firm handshake, maintain eye contact and remember to smile.
5. Read the job description. Twice.
Set aside some time to carefully consider the job brief and what the company is looking for. Print it off, make notes and take it into your interview. Not only will you show that you prepared for the interview, your notes can make useful prompts for questions at the end.