I’ve been following a few bloggers who are returning to work after being at home with their baby on maternity leave. I am also following a few people on Instagram who are discussing the idea of returning to work after being at home with their children for a few years. It’s a big decision to go back to work after children and it’s hard to know if you can just slip back into your industry or if you want to change lanes and try something new. My husband and I have been discussing my return to work after baby number 3 and my ability to work a day or two in our new business in the hospitality industry. Today, I have a guest post for you on re-entering the workforce after children, into the hospitality industry. I hope that it is of interest to you!
If you have been away from the workforce for a while to be with your children it can be a daunting prospect to return. One area of work which you might want to look into is the hospitality industry. It’s a perfect role if you are a people person and there are plenty pf opportunities for progression. You can get a great sense of satisfaction from a job in the world of hospitality; who would not love helping to make sure people enjoy themselves?
If you are re-entering the world of work after spending time raising a family training to work in hospitality could be a very good idea. If you have the people skills then you are already part of the way there. Let’s take a look at how you can re-train to work in hospitality after a break from work and what you can expect from your new career.
How you can train to work in hospitality
If you are trying to make the transition between being at home full time with your family and getting back to work it can often be difficult. Fitting training into all of that may seem a daunting prospect, but it does not have to be. If you study online you can fit your learning around the rest of your life. There are plenty of hospitality related courses available online, from providers such as Upskilled.
The hospitality industry is varied so you can put everything you learn to use in many different customer focused roles. Participating in online training means that you can start preparing yourself for getting back to work without causing too much upheaval to your family life.
What can you expect from a career in hospitality?
As we touched on earlier, one of the recent interviews we had with chef who runs a Perth catering on a budget, it’s clear to see that there are many different careers in the hospitality world including hotel management, catering, bar work, barista work and working front of house in a restaurant. In all of these jobs the main aim is making sure the customer has an enjoyable experience so you need quality services and equipments. In order to attain it you must have the right amount of money with the said business and guaranteed loans can supportthem in financial situations to maintain the good quality of their business. Hospitality is a service industry so it’s very important that you are a people person if you want to make it your career. It’s also important to remember that the people you come into contact with may not always be happy.
Dealing with customers who are less than impressed is a day to day part of working in a hospitality role. You may not always be able to give the customer what they want but you will always learn from the experience. If you work in a role such as hotel management your job is not all about dealing with people. Problem solving is a major task in this type of job. You will need to deal with logistical, staffing and financial issues on a regular basis so you should be prepared.
Any career where your main focus each day is people can be challenging, but the hospitality industry is a lot of fun too. It’s a good choice if you are re-entering the workforce after a break to raise a family.