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Interview Tips


First impressions matter. An interview is an opportunity for you to make the right one. Here are some tips and tricks for acing your next interview.


BEFORE

Get to know the company: Prior to the interview, take some time to find out information about the company you are interviewing with.

Prepare some answers: Think of some answers to popular interview questions. Give extra thought to the questions you’d least like to be asked.

Look presentable: Your attire should be professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying.

Arrive on time: Ideally at least ten minutes early. When you arrive state your name, the time of your appointment and the name of the person you are expecting to meet.

DURING

Be aware of body language: Aim to project poise and confidence with your demeanour. Greet each interviewer with a firm handshake at the beginning of the interview. Speak clearly and at a measured pace throughout.

Keep answers positive: Answer questions honestly, without being defensive or blaming anyone. Try to turn your answers into positive statements with successful outcomes.

Ask questions: An interview is a chance for you to figure out whether the company is the right fit for you too! Keep a list of questions in mind to ask.

Stand out from the crowd: Other candidates interviewing for the position will have similar abilities, employment and academic experience to you. Express the ways in which you stand out from your peers.

AFTER

Follow-up: Send an email thanking your interviewers for their time, and reiterate your enthusiasm for the position.


The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Internship Programme

The Summer Internship Programme at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman invites young Caymanian students into the world of hospitality, inspiring the industry leaders of the future. The students can explore their preferred areas of interest in different departments at the resort, that vary from front office, culinary to water sports, among others.

Internship Details:

• Students must be Caymanians and in University. A degree in hospitality or related field is
preferred, or the desire to pursue a career in hospitality in the future.
• Students may select up to 4 departments or areas of focus for the programme rotation.
These may include rooms operations, food and beverage, marketing, recreation, finance
and event management.
• Curriculum includes a mentorship programme, enhancement of job and interview skills,
lunch and learns with resort Executive Leaders, training sessions and weekly Culture
Projects to create special experiences for guests.

Student Testimony:

“I appreciate my Ritz-Carlton experience very much and I am grateful to have been part of the summer internship programme. It was educational, inspirational and a first class introduction to the working world.” – Victoria, 2018 Intern, Student at UCCI

For more information and to get involved, please call 1 (345) 943 9000, or visit www.university.marriott.com


For advice on what makes an employable adult – click here.

 
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