(Closed) Hotel industry bees– my FI is looking for career options

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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
47201 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 5
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
592 posts
Busy bee

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
9534 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
1773 posts
Buzzing bee

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.

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