Preparing for hotel management interviews can be exhausting. In this article we bring you some recommendations on how best to prepare. We will advise you as best we can in advance of any interview for hotel careers.

Before your interview:

  • Confirm date, time and exact location of interview with us
  • Establish the interviewers’ names and job titles with us
  • Verify your Skype ID for any Skype interviews with us
  • We confirm the date, time and location of your interview with the client
  • Update your CV and print off copies to bring to the interview
  • Request a job description from us and compare your skills and experience to it
  • Plan how to get to your interview. In other words, plan the logistics of your journey and your mode of transport. It will be important to know how long your journey will take allowing for traffic volumes along the route. Furthermore, you need to know about parking facilities or transfer from bus or train station. In short, plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early
  • Dress appropriately: plan what to wear and prepare your outfit. Formal attire is best i.e. a clean, pressed formal suit (with shirt and tie if applicable) and polished shoes. Moreover, we would suggest minimal jewellery or accessories and minimal perfume or cologne
  • Excellent personal hygiene is essential
  • Chefs, please note that often the recruitment process for Chefs includes a trial in the client’s kitchen.  In this instance please bring your full clean, pressed Chef uniform and your safety shoes
  • Most importantly, research the client company.  You will need to know it’s size, location, the role itself. Ask us any questions prior to your interview
  • Prepare relevant questions you want to ask the interviewers
  • Prepare your answers to expected questions
  • If you are running late, please call us or the client to explain why and provide your estimated time of arrival
  • If you have to re-schedule the interview, please call us and we will arrange another interview with the client

During your interview:

  • Greet interviewers with a firm handshake and introduce yourself politely
  • Make eye contact
  • Show interest and enthusiasm
  • Be aware of your body language and posture. Confident body language is important
  • Don’t chew chewing gum
  • Avoid telling jokes
  • Turn off your mobile phone
  • Ask questions at relevant times, some questions are best asked towards the end of the interview

After your interview

  • Take notes of the main points of the interview for your reference
  • Remember to follow up with us to let us know how you feel it went
  • If you have a second or subsequent interview, remember to prepare just as thoroughly for it

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