How to get a Chalet Job - What are Chalet Companies Looking for?
If you are to work for a chalet company, then they are trusting you to be the smiling face of that company. Their guests will judge the whole company in no small part based on what they think of you. So the Chalet Company needs to be sure you are up to the job. Here are some things to think about when you are applying and preparing for inteviews:
Customer service experience really helps. Anything where you've been serving people or working with the public. So if you've an experience in customer-facing roles be sure to highlight it.
It's about personality. The companies are looking for someone who is warm, friendly & naturally good with people. This is the one of the most critical skills. All the experience in the world will not help if you turn up to the inteview frowning, who want's to be frowned at on their holiday?
Independent minds. You'll be left to work on your own a lot and to deal with anything that your chalet throws at you. From a client mentioning they are vegetarian just as you are serving the beef, to leaky showers and lost skis, you'll need to deal with whatever is thrown your way with a smile on your face. You should try to demonstrate how you can work things out, think on your feet.
Enjoy pleasing people. That will be your job, to make someone's holiday better. If you can demonstrate that you are the type of person who can think of those little extra touches the guest never even asked for, then you'll be hired without hesitation.
Cooking experience. There are plenty of non-cooking roles in chalets, but any cooking experience will help for sure.
Top Tip: Set your facebook privacy, or filter your comments and pictures! We could discuss if potential employers should look at social media profiles before recruiting someone, but in reality a lot are going to, whether you like it or not. So spend some time to make sure you are presenting your most employable side, or just set your privacy so they cannot see it.