We have often spoken to candidates who only want to work for a certain brand. Or, in our world, a certain type of hotel. We can all be resistant to change, however people that challenge themselves develop a greater diversity of skills and can adapt more quickly to different circumstances. Right or wrong?
Stepping out of your comfort zone and being adaptable should be a key skill, yet many people don’t seem to see it this way. There is often a perception about certain brands and how it might be amazing to work for some organisations and not for others. The truth is one size does not fit all. Everyone and every company/brand is different and therefore there are always pros and cons.
It is always a good idea to think what you are like as a person and what type of company might suit you best in terms of your skills, experience and persona. Do you prefer large structures, working on your own or perhaps a more entrepreneurial environment?
Then, if you are considering an opportunity to diversifying your experience, our more specific advice on this would be as follows:
– Find out for yourself about the brandand do some proper research on your own.
– Think about what you will learn and develop in the position. It is easy to go like for like but is this going to add to your skillset and experience?
– Go for balance. If you have never worked for a certain type of brand, you will simply never know what it is like to work there. Some people, for example, never see themselves leaving 5 star hotels but in the end much prefer the 4 star environment.
– If you are not sure, ask yourself why the brand is so important to you? Is it the people, how it appears in the future on your CV or the culture? These factors should be considered in tandem with all of the other usual factors before reaching any decisions.
For more expertise in this area, please feel free to contact me to discuss anything confidentially.
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