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Sounds like the sort of traits that anyone would want to develop to become job ready.
Indeed, Australian research has shown that working in hospitality is a great help in developing the important people and communication skills that you need to climb the corporate ladder when you’ve finished your studies. It’s well known that employers are on the lookout for people with these critical skills in emotional intelligence, whether they’re hiring veterinary nurses, computer programmers or project managers.
Right now, across Australia there are around 82,000 people working as either bar attendants or baristas. That puts these jobs in the top decile for careers in demand when rated against all jobs. (Australian Government, Job Outlook 2015) By the end of 2019 there are expected to be more than 50,000 new jobs in this profession – enough to replace people leaving the industry and even more to cater for the extra demand expected.
So how does this affect you as a student? Most students will have to do some sort of part-time or full-time work while studying to keep financially afloat. So, why not make it in a growth area where jobs are plentiful and the skills are portable and adaptable to your future career?
Here’s the seven most important skills you will develop as a bar attendant or barista and the careers they can advantage you in. See the full list here:
So, anytime is a great time to get organised, get your RSA and find a job that will hone your people skills. To find courses at North Coast TAFE, explore now.