Want to change industries? Here's a tip that might help you land your dream job: think Hospitality!


Typical Hospitality roles

The Hospitality Industry is made up of many and varied jobs and positions. The most commonly thought of positions in Hospitality are those found in Restaurants and Cafés: Wait Staff, Bar Person, Chef, Cook, Kitchen hand, Barista.


More varied Hospitality roles

But there are also varied positions in places such as Hotels including jobs as a Cleaner, Concierge, Front of House Supervisor, Guest Services and various Management Positions. One of the beauties of the Hospitality Industry is that there are roles available for people of all educational backgrounds, with entry level roles often requiring no experience, through to Senior Management positions where tertiary qualifications may be required.


Hospitality is stable

No matter what the state of the economy the Hospitality Industry is always busy and thriving, the busier we get the more we eat out; eating is the great social past time - meaning that there are always opportunities in Hospitality!


Like People? Prefer different hours? Just add food and beverage!

Most people who end up working in the Hospitality Industry choose to do so because they genuinely enjoy dealing with people. Many also choose a job in Hospitality because the nature of the work and the hours allow them time to complete their studies during 'normal business hours' or work around a partners job if you have a young family. If you are looking for a job working ‘normal’ business hours, then the Hospitality Industry may not be for you! Yes there are some Hospitality jobs during ‘normal’ business hours, but there are many more available outside of these hours.


What skills should you have?

As mentioned above - liking people is a big must for hospitality! But some other skills that will help you land a role are: Maths - yes, can you quickly add up a bill? work out change? help a table split their bill? Most Wait Staff and Bar Tenders are inherently good at Maths. How about being able to react quickly, there is a big advantage in being able to think quickly on your feet when you are dealing with different personalities and moods, if you can sooth an upset customer and keep clients happy, hospitality would be a great career move! You should also be able to stay focussed despite the many distractions of a busy bar or restaurant! Don't forget that there are a number of Certificates or Diplomas you could also obtain to assist you and if you are serving alcohol you will need an RSA (Responsible Serving of Alcohol) certificate.


SMStheJOB knows Hospitality!

With a large number of candidates always on the hunt for Hopsitaltiy positions, how do you ensure that you are staying ahead of your competition on the job hunt? SMStheJOB always has plenty of Hospitality positions posted on our job boards. We understand that Hospitality workers are not always able to get to a computer to search out the latest positions and apply for them, so we make it easier for you! Simply register as a Jobseeker atwww.smsthejob.com.au, select the job categories, location and type of work you are looking for. Make sure you VERIFY your account when we send you through a confirmation SMS, and from then on as soon as a new position is posted on our job boards that falls into your chosen fields, we will SMS it to you! There are no other job boards that offer this service, instead of trolling through the vacancies, we'll pick out the ones you want and send them straight to you!


If you like the role, simply APPLY by replying to our SMS with the unique job code. We will forward your resume and application letter directly to the Advertiser! It couldn’t be easier. It is discreet, and allows you to get on with your life, and work, knowing that once a new role is posted it will be hitting your phone inbox for you to see. You know your application will be hitting the Advertisers desk before your competition, which are still relying on logging onto a computer somewhere. SMStheJOB allows you to strike whilst the iron is hot, and put your job application at the front of the line.

If you are thinking of an industry or career change, perhaps Hospitality will give you exactly what you need!! If you have any questions, please leave a comment and we'd be pleased to help!

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