My Experience At A Hospitality Operation

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Walking into Human Resources that one day was probably the most nerve racking and anxiety-ridden experience of my life. Being that this was going to be my first job in the hospitality industry, at first I had no idea what to expect. It was my first interview for a hospitality operation. This was essentially the first day of the rest of my life. I had always known I wanted to do something involving travel and guest services oriented from the moment I stepped onto UCF campus, just three short years ago. It was Maurice Barrett, of the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel who had done my first interview. I knew he could tell how nervous I was, but as soon as he asked me a bit about myself and where I had previously worked, I relaxed a bit and the conversation and interview started flowing. I walked out of that interview feeling on top of the world, and knowing that this was where I was meant to be. Hospitality and Hotels was definitely what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I wanted that job more than anything in the world, and knew I was going to be persistent enough to show them just how bad I wanted it. I called back every few days, just to ask questions and keep myself in their minds. A week later I got called for my interview with the Front Office Manager, and that interview, going in I felt completely relaxed. I knew I could do it and that I was going to do great; naturally, I did. I got offered the job that day, sitting in the chair across from the gentleman who was now my
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