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Types of careers in Hospitality industry

A close view of the industry will be the best way to identify one's inherent talent and accordingly decide a career. It is an old and established industry. People have to look for a hotel when they are out of the town for any reason.

The industry offers excellent career opportunities that have the serious interest in making a career in any of the three capacities. They must have the attributes required for the jobs. In addition to these three managerial positions there are a number of ancillary related jobs. The main problem is to acquire right qualifications and practical training and gate crashing into the industry.

A Banquet Manager plays a pivotal role in the hospitality industry. It is his job to organize and run an event. He must possess the qualities of leadership, a diplomat and a tactful manager. He has to organize the event with the help of waiters, housemen, stewards, cooks bartenders and bar backs. It is his responsibility to see that all the above staff members render their maximum effort to make the event a memorable one.

Remember in this industry particularly "customer is always right', "a satisfied customer is the best advertisement "and service must be rendered with a smile all the time

Catering Manager has to work in coordination and cooperation with the Banquet Manager and is responsible for selling food, beverages, facilities etc. In other words he has to sell all the aspects of the establishment.

He is the point man for keeping contact with customers, plan the events, and carve out a good menu to the palate of the guests, looking after room decoration and in some cases transportation as well. He is responsible for the hygiene aspects of the food also

While event manager's job is full of responsibilities but those who have caliber to face every time a new challenge with a cool head and are dynamic enough to work in a fast paced environment it is their job

An Event Manager must have the in depth knowledge of various type of events right from arranging for weddings to festivals to company dinners even Olympics.

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The three career opportunities in any hospitality industry are:

Banquet Manager;
Catering Manager;
Event Manager.

Describe each one of your identified careers.
Characteristics and traits required for each of the careers:

Banquet Manager:

A Banquet Manager plays a pivotal role in the hospitality industry. It is his job to organize and run an event. He must possess the qualities of leadership, a diplomat and a tactful manager. He has to organize the event with the help of waiters, housemen, stewards, cooks bartenders and bar backs. It is his responsibility to see that all the above staff members render their maximum effort to make the event a memorable one.

He must have the capacity to work hard and under pressure within limited funds. Many of the staff members buckle down under pressure from the guests. They are also individuals having different temperament. The banquet manager must pacify such staff in a clever manner and train him to be polite, render service with a smile, have patience and learn how to cope with stress. All the staff must learn to say yes and ...

Solution Summary

Hospitality offers three main types of careers, pivotal to run this business. They are Banquet Manager;
Catering Manager;
Event Manager.

The industry offers excellent career opportunities that have the serious interest in making a career in any of the three capacities. They must have the attributes required for the jobs. In addition to these three managerial positions there are a number of ancillary related jobs. The main problem is to acquire right qualifications and practical training and gate crashing into the industry.

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