Kick-start your hospitality career in 2017!

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A new year is the perfect time to take on a new career, so why not consider hospitality? Working in the hospitality or leisure industry is one of the most dynamic and rewarding careers on the market.

Expand your social circle, work a variety of flexible shifts and say goodbye to the office for good – just a few of the perks you could be enjoying in your new career in 2017!  

Here's five reasons why hospitality could be the best new year’s resolution you’ve ever made…

1. A career that offers a new life

Meet new people every day, make new friends and enjoy a dynamic atmosphere no two days are the same – that’s what you get from a career in hospitality! Seeking a challenging environment? You’ve come to the right place! Hospitality is hard work and will keep you on your toes.

You can wave goodbye to the boring routine and the 9-5 rat race too. In hospitality, you will work a variety of shifts, morning, noon and night and enjoy a more flexible working life.

2. Expand your horizons

If you’re looking to combine travel and work, then hospitality could be perfect. Every country has their own busy tourism and hospitality industry and you now have access to jobs at hot holiday resorts and hotels. Experience new cultures or wake up to a new landscape every day!

Fancy getting your sea legs? Cruise ship holidays are a big industry, (in more ways than one) so you could be tending bar on a luxury liner as you sail on exotic oceans. You can also combine work with pleasure and get time off to explore a new country and culture.

3. You’ve already got the skills!

If you’re looking to work in hospitality, the chances are you already have the personality that fits – which can’t be taught. You can always learn to pour perfect pints, silver service and turn down beds but that’s just the start. Working in hospitality means you will have infectious energy, a caring attitude and a big smile all the time – skills that can’t be taught. So, before you start thinking you’re not qualified to work in hospitality, take a good look in the mirror, you might be surprised by what you see.

4. A surviving and thriving industry

Hospitality will always be in demand, as people will always need to be wined and dined. Compared to other industries, hospitality is relatively secure.

There’s job growth and flexibility involved for you as an employee too. You can forget the threat of redundancy, working in hospitality allows you to add several strings to your bow, so it’s very common to transfer to new roles in the same organisation.

5. Perks of the job

More flexible working, making new friends and working in a dynamic working environment, are just a few of the perks of working in hospitality. You can also access a generous bonus structure, great hotel and holiday discounts, gym memberships and free food and drink too! Working in hospitality guarantees a career packed with perks.

Time to find out if hospitality is for you?

It’s true, working in hospitality isn’t for everyone. Yes, it’s hardwork and you might be working any and all hours and doing several jobs. Therefore, hospitality is perfect for energetic employees who are selfless, go the extra mile and smile even when they don’t feel like it. So, if you’re looking for an exciting, flexible and ever changing career where you meet new people and make a real difference every day, then maybe it’s time to consider hospitality in 2017.