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A Career in the Field of Hospitality as a Hotel Manager

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A career in hospitality is very challenging and varies from day to day. It is the best option for the person who likes to communicate with new people and loves to serve them. As the number of hotels is increasing day by day, the need of hotel managers is also going up. It includes catering services at various places like hospitals, restaurants, hotels, motels, pubs, and conference halls.

It offers job opportunities to the job aspirants in many functional and technical areas such as Management, marketing, finance, training, purchasing, and resource management. Opportunity in hospitality careers is very wide and as such one can transfer from one functional area to other. The major requirement of the candidate is to please the person, whom he is hosting. As a manager you need to manage and entertain families as well as business personnel. A balance between these two is required as they are important for different reasons. They are responsible for giving comforts to the customers that come in their hotels.

The duties assigned to the manager vary depending on many factors. The foremost thing is the size of the hotel. If it is a small hotel, then a single manager can control and manage each and every aspect of the hotel; but when it is a large hotel a managerial team is required, which constitutes different managers assigned to particular functional areas. There is a system between these managers to communicate with each other and thereby bring a sense of synchronization to manage the hotels.



As a residential manager you need to be ready 24 hours a day to provide world class services to your customers. A residential manager is the one who should be ready to face any kind of emergency and should require facilities to solve them.

A degree which is related to hospitality can help you get a career in the hospitality department. There are several institutes and universities which provide specialized courses on hotel management. These courses are mainly concerned in providing information and required training to the candidate to make them able to work effectively in the hotel. There are hotels which provide the training to its employees to improve the throughput of the work from them.

For new employees there are internship programs conducted by many hotels to bring out good employees from them. Summer jobs are the best place where you can get required training and experience on hotel management and can taste the sweet taste of management. For candidates with work experience there are several others in the training program to increase their scopes and sharpen their edge. The hotels also conduct several training courses for their employees to increase the sell and profit.

The communication skills are very important to help the professional to communicate easily with both the junior employees and customers of a hotel. The best manager is the one who can effectively communicate with the others and maintain a relationship with the customer to bring them back in their hotels or motels. A manager should also have an adaptive nature to adapt himself to the change in environment, so as to increase the profit of the hotel in which he is working. A manger should also be creative in thought so as to formulate new ideas to attract more and more people.

If you are pursuing a career in hospitality as a manager, then you need to have a cool temperament. You have to deal with people all the time, so the need of a cool temperament is very vital to maintain your relationship with everybody. The job can be very hectic as they may serve a large number of people so the managers should also arrange some short term healing session to make his employees relax and thereby increase the sell of the hotels.

The job opportunity as discussed above is very high and also very rewarding. The average salary for the new recruit is very low and can go up to $25,000 - $40,000 per year depending on your capabilities and experience. The average salary for an experienced manager is around $80,000 to $90,000 yearly. This is pretty high and this is what makes this job very desirable.

The job in hotel as manager is ever increasing and according to the employee department the need of more and more professionals in the hospitality department is going to rise rapidly and soon could become one of the most important careers of the world. A hotel manager has the option to work globally if he has the requisite information and knowledge.
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