There’s one thing going online and doing a search to look for a job, which can take you hours, and hassles going through the different job specifications for each one. Finding a job does not mean you apply for one and keep your fingers crossed that you get it. In fact, the majority of jobs, almost 60%, found by individuals are often through referrals, see this article for more information.
It is more than that. You would need to at least on average apply to a hand full before you even get considered. If you think about it, there are many sectors offering jobs to the right applicants and there are just as many people applying to those roles so your chances could be 1 in 10 or 1 in 100.
However, if this process seems daunting to you, there is some good news. You can look for a recruitment agency to do this for you. There are some industries whose jobs can be easily found on the general job boards or job sites online, however, there are some like the hotel industry that may not advertise their job openings directly on these platforms, which means you need to dig a little deeper.
So the question remains, where do you start to look?
Where to Turn To for a Hotel Recruitment Agency
Finding a recruitment agency is not as easy as it sounds. Seeing as there are so many out there but not all of them offer the services you may be needing. Some firms are quick on their toes and do the job well, and land you a role within weeks, while other, if they do not have the right roles, can take months to help you.
The best thing to do is to check on an online directory, such as on Google, and do the right type of search using the correct keywords. For example, if you are looking for a job within the hotel industry and you live in Bristol, type your keywords such as “job” + “hotel” +” Bristol” and hit the “search” button. It may come up with several different results for you.
This is where your filtering skills should come into play. Knowing what search terms to look at just by glancing over the results such as in the meta description, should give you a brief idea of what the role entails. The “meta description” is the description underneath the search result that gives the viewer a brief idea of what the result is about. More on this can be found here: https://www.wordstream.com/meta-description#
Sometimes you could be in luck and find the perfect one, but other times this may not be the case and you would find yourself scrolling through copious amounts of different results only to end up with nothing. When your keen on working in the hotel industry, going to the people who can help you out in this specific sector will save you a lot of time and effort.
Hotel recruitment agencies can also be found through an online search however in a slightly different way. Instead of searching for a “job”, you would be looking for a hotel recruiter instead, in the google search bar. If you put those words, alongside your area “Bristol” and hit search you would most likely come up with the best results.
Once this is done and you see a page full of results, you narrow them down and go onto their website and retrieve their contact details. It is always best to first call them and speak to them over the phone (it shows initiative) and if you cant get in touch with them, then send them an email and include your CV in it for their perusal, along with a short 3 paragraph cover letter that outlines what you are looking for, what your work situation is at present, and where you are based and any other important information you think they need to know. Chances are they will call you back within a few hours.
Other Ways to Find A Hotel Recruitment Agency
The above is just one way of finding the right help. However, you can also go directly to the hotel that you are keen on working for and ask them for details regarding who they work with (agency or firm) that hires out their employees to the establishments and go that route.
Once you get the details from the receptionist or the manager, you can then get in touch with them and speak to them about your interest in working within that hotel or lodge. Showing initiative is one of the key ingredients that will impress any agency or employer. Always remember – never give up!