Post # 1
my fiance works the front desk for a Marriott franchise in a major US city. He gets top scores at work, but is getting bored. Salary-wise, he wouldn’t make nearly as much for the same position in other hotels. He doesn’t want to be a manager at his current hotel. His applications have been rejected at other locations, and I’m wondering if the algoriths are automatically disqualifying him due to certain criteria (namely, his lack of a college degree). Any bees make it in this industry without a degree? any tips? Thanks!!!
This topic was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by steckarrr.
Post # 2
steckarrr: What’s the end goal? Be a manager at a different location? Many managers don’t have college degrees but were promoted within by the operating company or brand, so if he’s uninterested in managing at his current hotel I would suggest he let the operating company or Marriott know he’s looking to move up and ask for referrals. If he’s blindly applying for management jobs without the experience and a degree, yeah, his resume is likely being passed over automatically.
Post # 3
steckarrr: Is he a clerk at the front desk or the front desk manager?
Does Marriott not have a management development program? Most hotel chains do.
Has he talked to anyone about getting into that program?
Post # 4
cbgmtx: julies1949: thanks! I think the fact that it’s a franchise and not owned by Marriott proper limits the training opportunities. I’ll ask him about getting a referral.
Post # 5
I know a handful of managers without college degrees but they generally started from the bottom and worked their way up slowly within the same hotel. Management programs are typically geared towards (recent) college grads, including Marriott’s.
Which department(s) does he want to work in? How big of a property?
Post # 6
Could he apply for his current position at a corporate run property then try to move up from there? I knew a lot of people who came from franchise properties that were able to do that.
I worked for Marriott at a corporate run property briefly as an event coordinator. None of the managers on the property (both operations managers and general manager) had degrees.
I worked for a select service property not a full service property though.
Post # 7
Well, I am friends the grandson of Marriott and he has to get his grad degree to advance in the company. If he has to work for it so does your Fiance
Post # 8
Why is he uninterested in moving up in this hotel? He should if given the chance. I would never hire someone for a management position if they were applying blindly and had never managed anyone before.