Lodge managers work in the travel accommodation industry, where they are responsible for ensuring that guests at the hotel or motel have a pleasant experience with all aspects of their stay. Their tasks include overseeing all other departments, from housekeeping to the kitchen, and making sure that they all run efficiently. In some establishments, lodge managers may also hire and train staff, set room rates and budgets, and allocate funding to the different departments.
A high school diploma is the minimum educational qualification required to work as a lodge manager in a smaller hotel or motel. However larger establishments will require all candidates to have at least a bachelor's degree in hospitality, hotel management or a related field. Excellent leadership, communication, customer service, organizational, interpersonal and listening skills are essential for this role.
Do you have any first-hand work experience as a lodge manager? If not, do you have any experience at all working with the hospitality industry? What qualities do you think you have that make you a good fit as a lodge manager? Do you have strong leadership skills? These are some of many challenging questions that the interviewing panel will ask you to assess your suitability to the role. One way to be more confident when replying to these questions is to go to Mock Questions and give some thought to how you will answer the questions listed there.