Does the hospitality industry work for you? Sure it does!

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If you walk through any city, you’ll see loads of restaurants and bars that are crying out for hospitality staff.. So if you’ve ever thought about working in the hospitality industry – now is the time! It's often called the nicest sector to work in – but why? We put together a list of our top 5 reasons:

1. Have a fun time in a great working environment

It's a fact that the hospitality industry revolves around fun and having a good time. Guests seek out a bar or restaurant for some relaxation and you can soak up that energy. Plus, you also get to work with people who like to have a good time. Time flies and the atmosphere is great. Working together as a team, you get to make sure your guests are happy and that they want to come back time and again.

Added to this, you’ll work in the most beautiful locations! Just imagine how nice it will be to spend time in your favourite place and earn some money at the same time? And if you get  pleasant guests you enjoy talking to, it all makes for an even more enjoyable day.

2. You can prove that you're a hard worker

Working in the hospitality industry is often hard work. Especially when the weather is nice, it can be very busy. And we mean really busy. Being full of energy, able to stay on your feet for a long time and not having a 9 to 5 mentality will work in your favour.. This is why having hospitality work experience on your CV shows that you’re a real hard worker – something that can be an advantage when applying for other shifts.

3. Work at times that suit your schedule

Flexible working hours are a must, especially for students. With a study schedule that changes frequently and plenty of activities that come with student life, the hours that suit you best vary from week to week. Whether you can work during the day, in the evening or at night, working in the hospitality industry is possible at (almost) any time of the day, and during the week as well as at weekends.

4. Develop skills that will stay with you for years

Having good people skills, being polite and communicating clearly – these are skills you’ll certainly pick up and develop in the hospitality industry. Together with the team, you have to make sure that everything runs smoothly, which is why cooperation goes hand-in-hand with clear communication. Social skills are also important – like showing empathy and taking your guest’s needs into account, even the less friendly ones

5. 10,000 steps a day as a minimum

On a normal working day in the hospitality industry, you’ll walk more than 5 kilometres. In the summer, you might well do all of that outdoors, which means you can get a tan, get fit and earn money all in one!

So, there you have it. 5 top reasons to get back into the hospitality sector. Feeling inspired? Sure you are! Check out loads of hospitality shifts for the nicest clients right here:

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