If you're not sure that you'd be a good fit in hotels, restaurants, casinos and resorts? Check to see if you have any of the following characteristics (and a love for tiny bottles of shampoo).
1. YOU LOVE VARIETY?
Let's get one thing straight: The hospitality industry is never boring or dull. That's because with every new guest comes new personalities and circumstances. If you have a short work attention span, the hospitality industry will hold your interest.
2. YOU WANT TO MOVE UP IN THE WORLD?
You might start at the bottom when you begin in the hospitality industry, but once you start showing your skills, the only way is up. There is a ton of room for promotions and growth, so dust off your "Boss" suit.
3. YOU SERIOUSLY LOVE PEOPLE?
That's the thing about the hospitality industry: You spend all of your time working with people. But if you're a people person, you'll love being able to solve their problems and make sure they're comfortable when spending time where you work.
4. YOU REALLY HATE CUBICLES?
No typical office here: Instead, you'll be working in luxury hotels, cruise ships and restaurants, so ditch your desk calendar and get out there.
5. YOU LOVE TO TRAVEL?
That lack of cubicle? It gives you amazing freedom. If you're into traveling, the hospitality industry can have you flying to Dubai for the opening of a new casino or sailing the seven seas while keeping guests happy on a Disney Cruise.
6. YOU HAVE A CREATIVE SIDE?
You have to think outside of the box when someone's happiness and comfort is at stake, so the hospitality industry is perfect for people who are naturally creative. Beyond just making something look nice, you'll decorate, arrange and otherwise make something feel like home.
7. YOU ARE INTO WORK PERKS?
Hey, world-traveler: How'd you like free hotel stays, food vouchers and access to some of the most exclusive spots on the globe? Because that's what you get with a job in hospitality. You win x 1,000.
8. YOU ARE SUPER RESPONSIBLE?
You can't drop the ball in hospitality, because it means someone would end up unhappy. Therefore, being responsible and dependable is definitely the name of the game. It's the perfect job for the kid who always keeps his room clean and is always on time.
9. YOU WANT A SAFE BET?
As far as job security goes, hospitality has some of the best of the best. Think about it: People will always need getaways, food, restaurants and hobbies. And those hotels, ships and casinos will always need people to step up and be amazing, so you'll always have plenty of opportunities.
The hospitality industry definitely isn't for everyone, but if you're willing to put on a smile and work through the ranks, it can pay off big time.
Plus, who doesn't love continental breakfast?
So, do YOU see yourself in this spectacular industry full of possibilities?