Cover Letter Tips for Hotel and Hospitality
Its very challenging when you find yourself in need of another job. Whether it is because of being laid off, fired or phased out of a position, its not easy to put yourself out there again after being let go. You can be successful and have a new, better position by following the tips below.
1. Try not to be negative during your search for jobs in Hotel and Hospitality. Focus on what you can do in the future and channel your energy into putting your best foot forward.
2. Make a decision about your path. You may choose to get hired in a position that is exactly like the one you left, or you may choose a job in a new career that uses your top skills.
3. Be creative in your job search. Try to figure out unique places where job leads may come from. Reading professional journals, checking out message boards on the Internet, or attending networking events may lead to jobs in Hotel and Hospitality.
4. Work on your speaking skills to help you prepare for the important interview. Make it a point to research common interview questions, and take time to rehearse stating your answers to such questions.
5. Its not always about what you know, but who you know. Be sure to make contacts with as many people as possible connected to the company or industry you are hoping to get employment with.
Dear Mr. Simpson,
I am responding to the advertisement I saw on Craigslist for available hotel jobs at the Marriott. I have two years of experience working the front desk at Best Western and understand how a hotel works. I am a high school graduate and plan to make hotel work my career.
In my current hotel job, I greet all guests as they enter the lobby and as they leave. I take reservations over the telephone and the computer and collect room fees. I complete guest room calls for maintenance needs and room service and am the front line person when guests have a complaint or request.
Whenever a guest has an issue, I first try to solve it myself but if I cannot, I seek the assistance of my supervisor. My goal is to keep all guests happy and comfortable. I have excellent customer service skills and great interpersonal and verbal skills, all important when working in service industries.
I believe the Marriott would be making a good choice by hiring me for a hotel job. I have experience and a good understanding of guest relations. I hope to hear from you soon to schedule an interview and my resume is attached.