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I have an Interview on the 15th September for Hotel Assistant and am really nervous about it! its with Inghms. No idea what kind of presentation to do at all especially for Hotel Host. Any Ideas would be a great help..
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Lee89; I don't know about the group stage tbh, they didn't actually go through it at my interview, so I can't be any help there! I think yeh, they'd look for a leader role, and team work. Yeh, tell some tales about bar work, and potentially what you learned from them?  I don't think they're too bothered about your ability to talk in front of a group... however, if you can't, it's obviously not a good sign. They won't care about the skillset - they have no idea what it's going to be, so it could be a completely irrelevant skill to start with. I think they just want to see what you come up with, and see effort you've put into it, and how much time you've spent on it. Definitely don't present your CV - they want something creative! All I can think of to help.

laurenAmy; That should be alright then! Errm, even if you're not at home, just have a think about what you could do, so, you'll have sorta idea what you wanna do, and maybe even begin to plan it - otherwise, a week may not be enough time!
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I should be fine as I already know what a hotel assistant entails as thats what ive been doing for the past couple of montsh so hopefully I will be ok 
ok well I will try and make it as interesting as possible but kinda hard to sort it all out when im not at home but I will do it ─░ve got just over a week from when I get home to my interview so can sort myself out 
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Ah brilliant thanks, I take it their looking for key things during the group stage then? ie: if you're applying as a bar supervisor you'll have to demonstrate that you take a natural lead etc? I did wonder if they have seen it before, so i was thinking of incorporating it into my 3 funniest tales i've had in the bar industry? Are they simply looking at your ability to stand there and talk to a group, or do they mark on your skillset? I just don't want to give a 5 minute presentation on what would essentially be my CV - doesn't make for great talking does it?
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When I had my interview for a bar supervisor, I was the only one there for that position. So, I'm guessing, you'll be in the same boat too, well, sorta - the group interview will probably be for a mix of different positions. I imagine flaring is something they've seen a lot for bar related work, and if you're not 110% confident about it, think about something else you could do, which perhaps they haven't seen?
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I got a job with Crystal as a Resort Rep. I'm really looking forward to it. Perhaps a bit too much. Summer is kind of starting to drag a bit :).

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Got an interview for Bar Supervisor on 7th. I've read everyone's replies and they've made me less nervous. I've got bags of experience as a Bar Manager, so im hoping they will look at that as I'm not very good at group interviews.
 
Has anyone seen the bar supervisor interviews? I was thinking of maybe doing a very quick and basic cocktail flair class (throwing the bottles around) in the hope it shows im a team player, maybe even ticking that box haha! Im thinking think might be a train wreck though :(
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Don't stress too much, you'll be fine!
Oh, hotel assistant? Well, I can't even pretend to help, as I don't actually have any idea what you'd be doing... But as you have the experience, you'll have way more of an idea :P
Nahh, not too formal! The interviewers would like to have a laugh; they do hundreds of these over this period, and it'll make it less monotonous - remember this when planning your presentation too!
Ha. I don't have any of those :P Gonna work on getting rid of my t-shirt tan... When I have the time...
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rather jealous that youve got your job already sorted and im sat worrying about my interview when I get home
ok then thank you I will go on all of that and find out some more infromation
its for Hotel Assistant and Ive already got hotel experience which I guess is probably a pretty good thing to have
Iver started thinking about what to do already as I have got quite a bit of time then sort it out propperly when Im actually back home
oh ok I thought it would be really formal and then ─▒ would just freak and not talk
thanks I hope so to but I should be fine hopefully
Haha well done Ive just got bikini lines haha shows what I do everyday before I go to work
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Thanks! Yeh, I'm looking forward to the winter season! Erm, the girls hair was a mixture of both really - whatever you feel suits the occasion best; whatever would make you feel most comfortable I guess.
Info about the companies can generally be found on their websites in "About" sections... and possibly the use of Google - As I mentioned, this is something I didn't do... Also look into Hotelplan; their parent company - knowledge seems to impress them and get some boxes ticked :)
What job have you got the interview for? This can alter how you should tailor your presentation, and without knowing this, I can't offer any suggestions. However, use what I said above, and make sure that it shows that you've put effort and spent time doing it.
Yeh, I was worried about being too shy, but it's a relaxed atmosphere, so helps settle the nerves - and preparing well, helps a lot! :P
Hm, I dunno what the group size will be, as it's a bit closer to the time... Hopefully, for your sake, it won't be any more than about 10! :)

I've got a fantastic t-shirt tan this summer... :P
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think i might if i can find somewhere to do it would be rather funny
hopefully france as ive been to most of the resorts there
haha shame mines pretty bad for 9 weeks out in the sun
 
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Why don't you do it then? What country are you planning to work in?

I have an embarrassingly poor tan for this summer :(. I'm would literally disappear if i took my shirt off on the slopes :D!
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Egg - I love snow no matter what so dont think that will happen just as im not fussed about the sun over here at the minute and spend every minute I can trying to get a tan and being outside. I can play hockey but never tried ice hockey looks well scary but amazing. Also your plan sounds really good wish I could do that been to Roma already its amazing
 
Shanks - Oh ok well done bet your soo excited. Thought that would be the case with dresscode did the girls wear their hair up or down? stupid question I know but just dont want to be the opposite to everyone
where did you get all of your information about the companies from? I have been on all of the websited but cant find any information on teh total ski website about how the company started etc
Oh ok then yours sounds well good I cant think of anything apart from what Im doing over in Turkey at the moment
OK I will try and do all of that throu─▒gh my interview and try not to be shy haha
Oh ok thats an alrighht group size I was scared it was going to be about 30 people
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I had an interview with them (for a bar supervisor position) a few weeks ago - just hadn't got around to posting on this forum till now!
The interview's fairly straightforward. The majority of the guys wore suits/ smart trousers, shirt and tie, the woman were wearing a mixture of businessy suit type things/skirts and shirts etc. All dressed up fairly smart!

What I'd emphasise is to know the companies well - what each one does, who they cater for, and their history, market position etc. Have a look into where they operate, and where you may want to work, and have some rough idea to show you have at least thought about the ski season (I didn't do this and felt a bit silly as pretty much everyone else had some sort of idea).
The presentation... don't stress too much about it. Make it unique to you, and just be confident with it... you can do anything really, as long as you can tie it to the job role - I gave a lesson on how to get served in a bar faster, whereas one guy brought a sick bucket from his time on a tall ship and spoke about that. They can really vary!

Finally, jut be confident. They will go through a quick questions part - where they ask the group a question as a whole; make yourself known and put your own answers out there; everyone tries to do this, so it can be a bit tricky. Just be eloquent and again, confidence.

Morale of the story, be confident, know the companies, and make yourself known (in a good way) to the interviewers.

On a good note, I was in a group of around... 10 people? I think we all got offered jobs.

Hope this helps :)
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Ice hockey is fantastic too!!!!
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Yeah it was really good. You get really snobbish with the snow though and get to the point where if it's not a powder day just do something else. I had a really good time when i was there. The plan is to work in Italy in Sauze but i haven't been given my placement confirmation yet. I think it's coming at the end of the month. Then at the end of the season have a bit of a mooch around Italy especially Rome!
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omg I would actually love to do that never been to Canada just to snowboard 24/7 would be amazing. You will get a lot out of working in a different country just dont get angry when they dont understand you as it will happen a lot 
Hopefully do it for a while until I decide I actually need to stay in England 
Thats pretty cool I love travelling just wouldnt have the guts to do that 
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I have done just the 1 in canada. It was very good but i didn't work when i was there so this is going to be a different experience all together and i have got a feeling i'm going to get a lot more out of this. Awesome! Is this a gap year for you or are you thinking about travelling around for a couple of years? I'm thinking i might literally try and see all of Europe; travelling and working.
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ah right fair enough then I used to work at a car sales garage but as a receptionist, once your out there time will fly past trust me doesnt even feel like I have been away a week let alone 9 weeks 
No this is my first season as I was at college so this was my first chance have you done any?
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I work as a car salesman and the pressure is on (in a good way) to make as much money for the season. It kind of works both ways as in i don't want the season to come so i can make more money but at the same time i want it to be tomorrow cos i'm just a bit bored of everything at the mo and i'm just too excited about it all!

Have you done many seasons before LaurenAmy?
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