The hospitality industry has many inroads and once you’re in it, it’s up to you to choose your own career adventure. The world is literally your oyster - and while that is very exciting, figuring out where to begin can feel daunting. Here is a roundup of resources to whet your appetite and ways to give yourself a competitive edge.

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Start From Where You Are

Whether your finishing school or jumping into your first career, here are seven areas to focus on to help you succeed when getting started in the hospitality industry.
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Consider Formal Education & Training Programs

There are a variety of ways to gain experience and the training needed to get your foot in the door. Getting a degree is one of the many options to lay the foundation for career growth.
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Improve Your Communication Skills


English can be one of the toughest languages to master. Luckily, there is a lot of great local community support for helping hospitality workers improve their English.

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Make a Great First Impression


Both online and offline, when applying for a job it is critical to make a great first impression. Focus on how you can stand out from the competition.
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Keep Learning

Staying up-to-date on what is happening in the industry along with continuous improvement are instrumental ways to help advance your career. Find inspiration from the paths of industry leaders who have gone before you, and take note of the types of training and education that helped others climbed the ladder of success. Also, keep learning about yourself, observe what lights you up, what ticks you off and everything in between.