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How to Get Hired
We asked Marriott International, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Marriott seeks associates who have values aligned with Marriott’s: Put People First, Pursue Excellence, Embrace Change, Act With Integrity and Serve Our World. We are team-oriented and characteristics such as trust, loyalty and dependability are important. Our associates must excel at quickly establishing relationships and relating to the individual needs, concerns and interests of guests.
In his LinkedIn blog, Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson wrote, “Hiring the right talent is one of the most critical aspects of our business. … When I’m looking to hire, I look for someone with a passion for the job. We can train you to work at the front desk, but we can’t train you to be empathetic or to smile. … Even for jobs that are not customer-facing, whether in the back of the house or in our headquarters, a genuine interest in your work is essential for me as an employer.”
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective associates can get our attention at recruitment events and by connecting with us online through various features such as:
“Stay in Touch” enables visitors to our mobile and desktop careers’ sites, and other social media channels, to opt-in to receive job updates and alerts from Marriott based on their geography and job preferences. Users receive alerts for new jobs that may be a fit for them and useful information to help them through the job search process. We also help connect them with our social media channels.
“Connect With Us” is a section on our careers site with quick links to the many social networks users can visit to experience Marriott career journeys, connect with our talent recruiting teams, network with our Talent Community Crew, and get up-to-the-minute company information on recruiting and career events. The quick links include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and “Stay in Touch.”
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
The company is especially seeking candidates for positions in operations, culinary and administration. In culinary, for example, Marriott continues to focus on providing exceptional, creative and relevant food and beverage experiences for our customers. A main component of this is attracting and selecting associates who bring enthusiasm, customer-focused service and an entrepreneurial spirit to how they work. In the U.S. and globally, we are seeking exceptional talent to contribute and lead in our property culinary, restaurant and bars experiences.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Read stories and watch videos on Marriott.com about our associates, especially Awards of Excellence honorees.
Visit our careers site to learn about Marriott’s culture, history, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Visit our Heart of the House site at http://stories.marriott.com/ with stories recognizing our associates.
Subscribe to Marriott Careers on YouTube to view videos highlighting Marriott’s culture and career opportunities.
Follow Marriott International, J.W. Marriott, Jr., Arne Sorenson, David Rodriguez and Overheard@Marriott on LinkedIn; Marriott Careers on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Become a fan of Marriott Jobs and Careers on Facebook and interact with our Talent Community Crew.
Visit http://yourspace.marriott.com to view thousands of workplace photos submitted by associates.
Visit our hotels – walk around, have lunch, stay for a while; and while you are there, talk with our associates.