It’s easy to think that training in hotel and restaurant management automatically leads to careers in either of the two establishments. Despite the course’s name, however, reality isn’t quite as limiting. Other businesses that involve accommodations (lodges, resorts, bed-and-breakfast places) are also looking for the right people for the job.
So who exactly are the right people for the job? Let’s find out.
Made to Manage
Every job has its share of pressures and demands. Leaders and managers have the added burden of directing everyone under them, coordinating things, multitasking and just plain keeping things running smoothly. Yes, the buck still stops with them.
This challenging job requires a good amount of physical and mental fitness on the part of the manager—long (or ungodly) hours devoted to public service are par of the course. It goes without saying that managers must be extremely organized and must possess the ability to think ahead.
Being at the forefront also means that approachability, flexibility and the ability to communicate clearly are all must-haves. After all, no one wants to deal with a grouchy or ambiguous manager. .
The Flip Side
Yes, it’s definitely a lot of work, but work isn’t all there is to it: If you’re the type who’s willing to learn new things, meet lots of new people, or work in exotic locations, then this may just be the course for you.
When you really think about it, perhaps good managers get off to a good start by managing themselves first and foremost. That’s precisely what this course will teach you, should you choose to take it.