How to Write a Hotel Manager Resume

Writing a resume is probably the most important thing you can do in the pursuit of a job. With this being the case you will have to do everything within your power to ensure that your resume not only contains good information, but that it looks professional. So how do you go about writing a hotel manager resume? The first thing you need to do is format it properly.


In order to format your resume properly, you will need to make sure your name and address are at the top of the page. This information needs to be centered so that it can be easily read, and in some cases you would want to make the font for your name and address slightly larger than the rest of the page. If you want, you can put your address at the upper right or upper left hand corner of the page so long as it is highly visible and easy to read.


When choosing a font for the rest of your resume, you must use one that does not look ‘goofy' so to say, and for this we recommend Times New Roman or Calibri. Never make the font larger than you need to! Make sure that it is readable without strain on the eyes, but don't make it so large that it takes up more than one page.


These are things you will need to know for formatting your resume, but as for writing the actual thing, well, that takes just as much, if not more skill. The first thing you need to do is list your experience. When you are dealing with the hotel industry you should list any experience you have had in other hotels. Because you are applying for a management position, you need to list any management experience you have had.


In an attempt to get a manager position, education actually goes a long way. It helps to have some type of college degree, because most employers will only consider college graduates for any sort of management position.  If you have the education, then you have a decent chance, though in all honesty it depends on what type of degree you have.


These are a few things that you will need to know when creating your hotel manager resume, but another important part of the process is creating a cover letter. The cover letter needs to be on one page, and it needs to quickly describe who you are and what kind of service you will bring to the company. Remember that the cover letter needs to be interesting. That is if you want the employer to actually read it. A dull, boring cover letter will most likely be tossed off to the side, but if you can catch the employer's attention, you more than likely have a job.


So there you have it, a few tips for creating your hotel manager resume. Remember that the resume is only half of the work; you still have to nail the interview! So start writing, and get ready for the next step.

 

Gail Esparan

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