What is the role of a manager in the hospitality industry?
7. What are some things to observe in both the front of the house and the back of the house in the early stages of your career?
9. What are three principal concerns in regard to a job after graduation?
10. What are the five elements of the strategy of job placement?
2. Site name: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics URL: www.bls.gov Background information: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Exercises:
a. Describe the information that can be obtained from the BLS Web site and how this information could be helpful to a hospitality management student.
b. Under “Wages, Earnings, & Benefits,” determine the average annual salary for both food service managers and lodging managers. How does the state you live in compare to the national average for these occupations?
c. Click on the “Occupational Outlook Handbook” link. Search for either lodging managers or food service managers. Describe the information that is available from BLS regarding these two occupations. What is the employment outlook for these two occupations?