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Interview: Expect the Unexpected

While some job seekers in the hospitality industry find the initial interview process to be a breeze, others struggle with the process. One of the biggest issues cited comes in the form of answering the unexpected or ad hoc questions that may be asked by their interviewer. While there’s no surefire way to prepare yourself for every possible question that may arise, there are a number of steps you can take in order to boost your confidence when it comes to providing answers to the unexpected.

Recruit Friends or Family for Assistance

Friends, family members and even previous co-workers or managers all make for great resources when it comes to helping you prepare for an interview. Not only can they ask you specific questions that you’ve come up with, they can also come up with some questions completely on their own. Apart from instilling confidence in your ability to answer unexpected questions, this also strengthens your ability to think on your feet without hesitation.

Rely on Past Interview Experiences

Think back to your past interview experiences. This is especially useful if you can recall interviews you’ve had within the hospitality industry. While you obviously won’t be able to remember every single question and answer from the past, this serves as a good launching point when it comes to ensuring preparedness for nearly any question that may be asked in upcoming interviews.

Research, Research, Research!

If you are new to the hospitality field, do your research beforehand. Not only will this give you an idea of the kinds of questions you can expect during the interview and onboarding process, it can also give you a better idea of whether or not the hospitality industry is a right fit for your skill set.

Even if you’ve been in the field of hospitality for quite some time, it never hurts to research a company before entering the interview process. This is incredibly useful when it comes to preparing for any ad hoc or unexpected questions that may arise during the initial interview.

Finding Help With RMG

While the above tips are great when it comes to preparing for possible interview questions, it’s not enough to prepare you for every question that might be asked. If you find you are struggling with the interview process, please contact the Miami staffing professionals at RMG today!

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