Hotel Front Desk Sample Job Interview Questions

Hotel Front Desk Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Want to work at a five star hotel behind the front desk? Do you love meeting guests from all over the world? Below are questions asked by hiring managers in today’s Hotel Front Desk job interview. feel free to use these questions.

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We have all forgotten something important at one time or another.  Suppose, hotel guests requests a wake-up call and you forgot.  The irate hotel guest is now lodging a complaint to your manager.  How would you handle the situation?

What is your experience with accounting and verifying cash, shift activity keys, gift certificates and wireless Internet cards?

How do you ensure that the front desk is stocked with the items that he needs before the guests arrive?

All front desk employees are expected to keep the front desk area tidy.  What if you were aware that one of your coworkers was not tidying the area and the customer lodged a complaint.  How would you handle this?

What are the five most important traits for front desk position? Which of these traits would you say is your weakness?

When the front desk is slower in the evening, this position helps with the night audit. What is your background in completing shift audits?

All front desk employees are expected to complete rooms status reports every two hours.  Suppose you became aware that a coworker was submitting false reports.  What would you do?

Think about a time when a client or guest had a disagreement with you. How have you been able to convince this hotel guest when she/he did not agree with you?

The most important quality in our guest services staff is the ability to give excellent customer service. When have you given excellent service?

Have you ever made a decision involving refunds, exchanges or customer complaints? What was the situation and what were your considerations?

As our guest services professional, you will be required to handle many simultaneous tasks. For example, guests will be waiting to check in, there might be others checking out, and the phone ringing. It’s hard to “stay on top” of everything going on in an area. How do you make sure all these things get done. When have you had to multi-task?

Some of our guests are demanding or irate when they contact the front desk. Describe some specific tasks or conditions that have been frustrating to you as a Hotel Front Desk. Why were they frustrating?

Describe a situation in our job as Hotel Front Desk in which you were expected to keep the line moving or production at a specific level.

What are your career aspirations within the hotel industry? Describe the plan you have laid out to acheive your goal and provide a status?

Describe one reason I should hire you over a more qualified candidate?

Think of a meeting you recently led. How did the meeting start? What did you say or do?

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Bonus Questions


  • What was the toughest academic decision you made? How did you arrive at that decision? What alternatives did you consider?
  • Tell me about one of the riskiest decisions you made in school or work. Why was it risky?
  • What are some of the best ideas you tried but failed to sell to a superior or peer? What was your approach? Why was the idea rejected?

Daily Interview Tip

It will really help if you can find a trusted friend to ask you the interview questions for practice - it might feel a bit strange at first, but the experience of speaking your words publicly should give you more confidence. Have you done this kind of work before? In other words speak to how your past work experience matches up with the job. During your interview, take opportunities to demonstrate your accomplishments. Be ready to summarize accomplishments from your work, leisure and volunteer activities, and include the results you achieved.