Scott Samuels, CEO of Horizon Hospitality – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Hcareers, Hospitality Execs Explain How To Network The Right Way

Dallas, TX 11/29/2016

By Sarah Brodsky

For people who would like to enter the hospitality industry and for industry professionals who want to advance their careers, contacting and meeting new people in hospitality is a good way to identify possible opportunities. Networking also allows job seekers to learn about different workplaces and figure out where they would fit in.

While in some fields networking involves formal interviews, in hospitality it’s more common to meet potential colleagues through shadowing, employment trials, and by temporarily working alongside them at events. “It’s an actual performance environment that you’re being put in. And that I think is more common in hospitality than anywhere else,” says Scott Samuels, CEO of Horizon Hospitality, an executive search firm. “It’s not uncommon in the hospitality industry to see companies bring someone in for half a day or a day to work with the staff, to see the environment, to see if this is the right fit for them and the right fit for the company.”

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