Author's Foot Note Youngsters clamor to make a career in the hospitality industry, which is growing at a phenomenal pace. They choose highly recommended/widely advertised Hotel Management (HM) institutes without a second thought. At times, ending up in the wrong one. Worse, they believe that HM qualifies them for a glamorous job, a fancy designation and an astronomical salary. The truth is quite different, which results in a 30% dropout rate amongst freshers.
This book details the personality traits required to fit into the industry. It provides the criteria for choosing an institute. I have also incorporated a self-rating questionnaire (psychometric test) and the SWOT analysis, which will help you decide whether you're suited for the trade.
Sample question sets included; prepare you for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by National Council and other HM institutes. After passing the JEE you have to clear an interview. This would probably be your first interview, so I've provided guidelines on acing it.
About the Author
Gladvin Rego, Director, Hospitality Training Institute (HTI) graduated with honours from The Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition(IHMCTAN), Mumbai (1990 batch). He is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) and Certified Food & Beverage Executive (CFBE) from the American Hotel and Lodging Association, Michigan.
The first 8 years of his career were spent in the operations and management of fine dining restaurants. He moved on to education and spent 5 years as senior lecturer at the Rizvi Institute of HM. He has guest lectured at several HM institutes including IHMCTAN, Mumbai.
In 2002 he set up HTI, which upgrades the skills and knowledge of existing manpower and trains fresh recruits to industry expectations. HTI coordinates with the industry to develop programs for continuous improvement of their human asset base.
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