News for the Hospitality Executive
The Job Application Tells Much About the Candidate - Such
“Why are you qualified to perform the job/s for which you are applying?”
|By Joseph M. Gravish (March, 2008)
Hiring managers can gain a great deal of insight into job candidates without even seeing them. A craftfully and creatively designed job application can give you an invaluable quick snapshot, first glimpse into their mind and motivations. If they have something on-the-ball, or not, the response to even one imaginative question may save you time or tweak your curiosity. Here’s how.
One hotel includes the following question on their job application “Why are you qualified to perform the job/s for which you are applying?”
The responses have been interesting. And over the years they’ve compiled a list of the most humorous. Some of the best are quoted below:
To meet ever-increasing guest expectations hiring authorities must delve into the motivations of - and judge deliberately - each candidate’s potential to create value. And never fail to select quality over quantity.
(By the way, some of the quoted job candidates were hired and performed successfully.)
Mr. Gravish is a human resources professional with over 25 years leadership experience in numerous customer-service organizations. He is an advocate of building profitability and success through, and by, people – first.
Joseph M. Gravish
|Also See:||My Experience Applying for a Hotel Job; A Real Eye Opener / Barry Williams / December 2005|
|Job Applications Talk. Hotel HR Managers Are You Listening? / Joseph M. Gravish / February 2007|