When you first enter a restaurant or other dining facility, you'll most likely be greeted by a hostess. As a hostess, you get the pleasure of telling "hangry" people that they have to wait 2 hours for their table to be ready. Sounds fun, right?
Well, actually being a hostess can be enjoyable. It's kind of like playing Tetris. You have to be able to figure out where to seat customers. Sometimes you may also have to answer phone calls regarding questions about the menu or to take reservations (because who has time for a 2-hour wait?).
Hostesses work odd hours, some work early mornings and others work late evenings. Uou definitely shouldn't be surprised about working a weekend shift. I mean people still eat on the weekends; probably moreso than they do during the week.
There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a hostess. For example, did you know that they make an average of $11.17 an hour? That's $23,235 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 14% and produce 775,300 job opportunities across the U.S.
There are certain skills that many hostesses have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed physical strength, communication skills and customer-service skills.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be a hostess, we found that a lot of resumes listed 8.5% of hostesses included bus tables, while 7.7% of resumes included seat guests, and 6.3% of resumes included customer service. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the hostess job title. But what industry to start with? Most hostesses actually find jobs in the hospitality and retail industries.
If you're interested in becoming a hostess, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 27.6% of hostesses have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.2% of hostesses have master's degrees. Even though some hostesses have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a hostess. When we researched the most common majors for a hostess, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on hostess resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a hostess. In fact, many hostess jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many hostesses also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or server.