Assistant front office manager jobs are usually a good way to get into hotel management. If you fancy a career in hotels but do not want to go down the food and beverage route, then you might want to check out assistant front office manager jobs. From assistant front office manager, you can work your way up to front office manager then onto reservations or revenue manager. From there you could go onto room manager then hotel manager. After that, the goal of general manager awaits you.
So where do I start?
Well as always is the case, a good education is key. This is not always necessary but is a big help if you wish to pursue a career in hotel management. After school/college or indeed during these years, you may start off as the hotel receptionist. This would involve checking guests in and out of the hotel. You could also be taking reservations and usually the receptionist will take incoming calls. As you are normally the first face a guest will see upon entering the hotel, it is important to also have a great, friendly face.
Roles and responsibilities of Assistant Front Office Manager
If you show dedication to your role and excel in day-to-day duties, you may be promoted to the role of assistant front office manager. Jobs like these usually come with some responsibilities. You will work closely with the Front Office Manager and deputise for them on their days off or annual leave. You may also be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the front office, or staff rosters. You could also be tasked with the end of day reports etc. This is a great role as it give you a good insight of what a front office manager job would be. From there you really can grow your career as a hotel manager
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