Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Service In Style: Career Clothing For Hospitality Workers.

Working in an industry such as hospitality would require you to have uniforms. Although some would think that this is Bumm, do not be sad just yet. Career clothes for the hospitality workers are not like any other uniforms. This could be different because they come in the way. In fact, the category of hospitality clothing is very interesting, especially if you have a sharp look at the various uniforms of different companies.

Although clothes would generally depending on your type of work, there are still some who popular at different positions. Here are some of the most common pieces that you could contribute to service for your guests in fashion.

Serving Gloves

This is usually a pair of white cotton gloves worn by the waiters and waitresses or other persons would be able to have the dishes. Other than good, gloves are a symbol of cleanliness among the sanitation work. This means that the hotel or the facility is fully aware of their service and cleanliness.

Junior Cord Housekeeping Dress

This is essentially the usual blue dress with a white apron, which trims. This dress is a staple food in the housekeeping department and is a traditional piece of clothing to be modest for housekeeping. It is also a popular piece for many women in this kind of work. Clothes like these are also easy to wash, because the material they are made.


You can see this piece worn by both men and women. This is probably a basic foodstuff, if you work in cafes, restaurants and other food-oriented businesses. Although it may be a simple piece to read, it is actually one of the most important piece of clothing for hospitality workers in the food industry. This is mainly because of its functionality and readiness to help in relation to the nature of their work.

There are various types of aprons. You're usually wear the big men, while women wear the little skirt-like those which mentioned tea aprons. Tea aprons are very popular among the maids or housekeepers to. Aprons of May in various colors and designs. It basically depends on the company you work for.

Chef Coats

This is another staple food in chef uniforms. They usually come in different colors. The most popular are white, black and dark blue. There is a conventional style and designs usually depending on their sets and color combination. However, the cloth used would be a major factor in how well or poorly a chef coat is because the kitchen could be a pretty hot place to be.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The Basics Of Hospitality Management International Work Program.

One good thing about hospitality management is that it can give you easy access to the international limelight. You can have the chance to travel and work virtually almost anywhere in the world, as long as there is a need for the job. The industry's support for globalization is very clear with many working programs available for you to take.

As long as you are interested in working internationally, there are no obstacles for you to sign up for any of these programmes. But you should not enroll in whatever program you see published on advertising. There are still some considerations for you to take before you get into some form of education.

It is important to make these considerations, so that you would know if the program you are eyeing for are in line with your personal career goals. Here are a few of them.

What is it that you want?

First, you should be able to create your own career goals or objectives. You should understand that there are different career paths that you can take in this type of industry. Therefore, you must first verify the curriculum of the program you may be in if they are in line with what you want to do in the future.

If your personal goal is to monitor a large hotel or has a leading position in a well-known company, you have to look for a program that offers a bachelor's degree, because this is required for the type of job you want.

What happens after the program?

Next you have to consider the credibility of the institution you are eyeing for. Is it is in a tourist destination and does it have a strong representation of the big hotels? What resort, hotels and tourist attractions do your prospected programs draw from? Are graduates from this institution, hired by the largest employers in the industry? Factors such as these should be considered.

What are their Credentials?

It is also important to know the credentials of the faculty who will educate you in the program. It is also important that you are familiar with their experience in the industry, so you can be sure that what they are teaching you not only of the book, but also builds from extensive experience in this area.

You will probably encounter faculty in this area who has advanced degrees in education, business and other disciplines in addition to hospitality and tourism. This is quite normal, as you cannot expect all faculties to be graduates from the study in itself. In fact, it is a plus if the faculty has a mix of academic achievement, together with management-level experience in the business world.

How about accreditation?

You should also check out the accreditation of the program you are getting into. Is it regionally accredited? The term "regional accreditation" means acceptable to the accrediting body that serve 1 of 6 geographic regions in the U.S. It is the responsibility of each accrediting body to serve the majority of private and public institutions of higher education in whatever field they are assigned. This type of accreditation is very important if you plan to complete a bachelor's degree or acquire some college degree.

But there are also some other types of accreditation that can be of assistance such as professional accreditation. This type of accreditation is what other institutions have.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Do's And Don'ts Of Hospitality Management Application.

Although there are many openings in the field of hospitality management, applying for a job can still be very competitive, especially now that many people have to make a career change and the pursuit of this type of profession. It is therefore important that you have a cutting-edge from the beginning with the rest. That is the reason why your application needs to be flexible and flawless.

There are some do's and don'ts that you should keep in mind during the period of application. Here are some of them.

For Online Applications

One factor that you do not forget if you are applying via the Internet is be patient. There are times that the employers seem to take ages before they can reply to your online application. Try to give it a week or so before you proceed.

Also double-checking the website of your employer is another thing you should do. This is a must. Try reading the ad again and again. Make sure you do not miss the small print at the bottom. This is to avoid any form of chaos, even before you send your application.

Do not apply for the job if the title corresponds with what you are looking for, but the description does not match with what you have in mind. This would only lead to conflicts between you and your employer. It would be even better to apply for a job that has a different title, but you know that you can perform the job description pretty well.

For Cover Letters

Send a cover letter each time you have send a CV. It does not really matter whether you respond to an ad you saw or with an open application. It is a must for you to send a cover letter. Failure to do so is regarded as unprofessional in the field. However, do not send a letter if the ad mentioned that you should not send.

Use the cover letter to sell yourself to the employer. This letter is important and sometimes is the deciding factor on whether you are going to land an interview or not. Some others do's in creating a letter would be addressing it to the right person, checking your grammar, spelling and punctuation, and mentioning the name of the company you are applying for.

Some of the don'ts are: addressing it to 'Sir/Madam', writing a novel instead of a short and direct to the point letter, and the use of long words and complex jargon only impress your reader.

For CVs

Do not take your resume for granted. Take the time to prepare. This is your number one marketing tool that you can use to sell yourself. Your resume should be well presented. It should also be interesting for your employer to read. Other than this, it should be simple and quick to read. Last but not least, they need the truth and nothing but the truth about yourself. Lying in a resume can result in big problems in the future.

Use your resume to highlight your skills and accomplishments. However, it is a big 'no' for you too overloaded it with information. Just include the necessary and the updated information that you think has a relation to the position you are applying.