Today I conducted a few interviews for the position of Hotel Front Office Assistant. To a layman, that’s basically a hotel receptionist.
To be a hotel receptionist, requirements are as follow; not in priority order.
- Basic English, at least
- Doesnt mind working shift
- Computer literate
- Good personal grooming and hygiene
- SPM, at least
I could have miss out other relevant criterias but basically that’s what i am looking for, when conducting interviews.
Below are what transpired, which prompted me to blog about it..to keep me sane.
a) Me: ‘How do you find working at your previous hotel’?
Candidate: ” I saw the address in the jobstreet”.
b) Me: “How do I address you”?
Candidate: “My home address? Its stated in my resume”.
c) Me: “Describe briefly about yourself…”
Candidate: “Boleh cakap Bahasa Malaysia tak”?
d) Me: “Why did you resign from your previous place”?
Candidate: “I didnt resign. They fired me”.
e) Me: “Do you mind working shifts”?
Candidate: “No problem sir. Do i need to work overnight’?
f) Me: “If you are hired, how do you come to work since you dont have license”?
Candidate: “Dont worry sir.I have motorcycle”
g) Me: “Are you comfortable with computer”?
Candidate: “Not a problem at all. I play PS3 all the time”.
h) Me: “Hotel does not provide accommodation nor transportation…”
Candidate: “How arr”?
i) Me: “Do you have drinking problem”? (breath smell of alcohol)
Candidate: “No sir. I dont have money to drink”