Hospitality Mock Interview

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At Company ABC we believe in the continued education and training of our employees. If you could choose any area to expand your knowledge, which would you choose?

"I am always happy and willing to expand my knowledge when it comes to sales and service in the hospitality industry. I would be especially interested in expanding my skills in strategic prospecting if given the opportunity."

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32 Hospitality Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. At Company ABC we believe in the continued education and training of our employees. If you could choose any area to expand your knowledge, which would you choose?

  • 2. At Company ABC we have many strong competitors. In your opinion, how do we stand out from the crowd?

  • 3. At Company ABC we prefer to hire those with a business, hospitality, or tourism related diploma or degree. Walk me through your post-secondary education. How has it prepared you for this role?

  • 4. The internet is constantly changing the conversation between Company ABC and our customers. What are your thoughts on the use of social media marketing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram?

  • 5. Are you currently interviewing with any direct competitors of Company ABC?

  • 6. At Company ABC we put our customers needs first. What is your customer service philosophy?

  • 7. At Company ABC there are many internal growth opportunities. What does your ideal career path with Company ABC look like?

  • 8. Working in hospitality can be a thankless job. How can we continue to motivate you to work hard for Company ABC even on the more challenging days?

  • 9. At Company ABC many of our positions require you to wear a uniform to work. Are you willing to comply?

  • 10. Because of the nature of our business, we will ask to conduct a complete background check before hiring you at Company ABC. Are you willing to comply?

  • 11. Due to the nature of our business at Company ABC, your priorities can change on a dime. Are you able to change focus quickly or does this bother you?

  • 12. Tell me about your exposure to hospitality related software and technology.

  • 13. Tell me about a time when you discovered a problem and went beyond regular expectations to fix it.

  • 14. Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion requesting change in an organization.

  • 15. What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced?

  • 16. Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?

  • 17. Who would you say inspires you?

  • 18. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

  • 19. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?

  • 20. How do you like to encourage ideas in others?

  • 21. When have you created a new product or service?

  • 22. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.

  • 23. If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?

  • 24. How do you handle stress?

  • 25. Tell me more about your most recent position and how it relates to this particular role.

  • 26. When have you spoken up for cause, knowing that it would directly look unfavorable on you, because it was the right thing to do?

  • 27. What attracts you the most to this particular position?

  • 28. Tell me about a time when you had to encourage a fellow team member. How was your encouragement received?

  • 29. Have you ever worked in a cross-functional environment?

  • 30. Why should we hire you?

  • 31. What are you reading right now?

  • 32. What is your current salary?