Why Do You Want to Work as a Receptionist Here, and Not in Another Hotel or Company?


Woman is interviewed for a job of hotel receptionist

Interviewers try to find out if you wander from one interview to another, or if their hotel/company matters to you, and if you spent some time researching about them (what you did, if they really matter to you).

We should realize one thing before answering this question: The people who’d lead the interview with you are typically proud of their institution. They often consider it the best on the market.

Knowing that, you should do your best to stroke their ego, sparing a compliment or two. Find something you can compliment about them (pre-interview research will help you with it), and claim it as your reason to prefer them, and not other place, for your employment.

Sample Answers

Receptionist is on a call

Your hotel has excellent guest reviews on all major websites. It has a wonderful location, and I believe it is really one of the best places to stay when you want to enjoy your city trip. I would be proud to work here as a receptionist, and can not imagine a better hotel to work at.

I really like the variety of activities you offer to all groups of guests. Swimming for children, thematic evenings for elderly couples, and romantic dinners for everyone. The rooms are really nice; the staff I’ve met here looked very professional as well. I would be happy to become a member of this team, it’s better than most places I’ve been to before.

I have done business with your company before, and I really like the way you approach me as a customer. From start to finish, the process of purchase was a pleasure. I like the values and rules you follow here, and your goals as I read about them on your website. I can hardly imagine a better place for work.


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