Free CV template for a catering role or the Hospitality sector

This smart CV template is designed with a hospitality role such as 'Hotel Manager' in mind. It is presented akin to a hotel menu card, with delightful scroll graphics and a smart easy-to-read font.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #173
  • File size: 108kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Hospitality-CV-template.docx
  • Fonts required: Century Gothic
  • Price: Free download
  • Free CV template for a catering role or the Hospitality sector Overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews.

About this CV template:

Although designed with a 'hotel theme' in mind, this CV template isn't gimmicky - it has all the sections you'd expect for this type of role, laid out in an easy-to-read format with just a smattering of attractive graphics. NB: The graphics that appear in the header and footer of the template will look 'greyed out' when you edit the CV template, but you'll see that they print as normal and save to PDF as normal.

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Tips for customising this hospitality CV template

This ‘hospitality’ style CV template has a very simple layout. The header and footer are utilised to hold the top and bottom scroll graphics, which means they repeat automatically if you need to add more pages.

The template is primarily centred, although some of the information is presented in columns or as bullet points. You’ll see that the job title and years worked is divided neatly across the page. This is achieved using a table which can easily be copied and pasted to create further sections.

If you’re struggling to see how this works, we suggest turning on text boundaries. To do this in Microsoft Word 2010 go to FILE > OPTIONS > ADVANCED OPTIONS. Under ‘SHOW DOCUMENT CONTENT’ select ‘SHOW TEXT BOUNDARIES’.

How to make your pictures look great

The pictures within this CV template are used under license and should not be reproduced, other than for personal use in connection with the template itself. To ensure that the pictures in this template look great when you save/print, we recommend:

  1. Go to FILE > OPTIONS > ADVANCED and underneath ‘IMAGE SIZE AND QUALITY’ select ‘DO NOT COMPRESS IMAGES IN FILE’.
  2. Save the template from Adobe Acrobat as a PDF, or whilst in Word, choose PRINT and then choose ‘PDF’ as the printer.

Changes are easy

You’ll see that a custom bullet point is defined for the lists to add further interest. You can change this quite easily. Right click anywhere on a list and choose BULLETS. From there you can define the style for your bullet points.

Each of the individual headers for this CV template uses a scroll motif in a similar style to those used in the header and footer. Finally, as a five star candidate, we’ve given you five stars underneath your name, adding more to the hotel theme.

Overall the idea behind this CV template was to create something reminiscent of a hotel promotion or menu card. To create a theme that attracts the eye without being gimmicky or unprofessional. We hope you love this hospitality CV template and wish you every success with finding your perfect job!

How to prepare for a job interview in hospitality

If you’re looking for a position in the hospitality industry you may find it quite difficult. It’s common practice for two interviews to be conducted, so the employer can ensure they have the very best.

The hospitality industry prides itself on perfection and excellent service. You will have to deliver to the highest standard in an interview if you want to stand any chance.

Preparation is the key to giving a successful interview. But what kind of planning is required?

Here’s how to prepare for a job interview in the hospitality industry…

Do your research

You need to know what makes the company tick. Who do they serve? Who are their customers? What will be your daily tasks and responsibilities?

If you want to really impress the employer in the interview, you need to conduct research. The employer will easily be able to recognise that you’ve done your homework, and that you care about the role.

Swot up on the latest trends in the market, the customer feedback, the turnover, the current market position, and so on. Read their social media websites and give yourself a better understanding to help answer any difficult interview questions.

Professional presentation

You will be expected to look your best in the hospitality industry. You are the face of the company, so presentation is everything. From the shoes you wear, to the way you comb your hair – everything matters. The second you walk into the interview room you will be judged on your appearance. Even your greeting and handshake will be assessed to see how friendly and approachable you come across.

The employer also wants to rely on you through the worst of times. Dealing with clients on a daily basis means you will have your fair share of complaints. Having a professional appearance will provide a better platform in which to deal with a complaint and reach a resolution. How can you be taken seriously if you don’t dress accordingly?

Undercover boss

OK, so you’re not the boss just yet. But that doesn’t mean to say you can’t go undercover to find out how things function. Visiting the company will give you a better understanding of how things work on a daily basis.

Partake in the service and spend some good quality time there. Make a note of all the great things they do, so you can reflect on that during the interview. Also, take note of anything you see wrong with their business. However, don’t attack them during the interview and provoke a reaction. Instead, use these faults to offer ideas and suggestions on how you could help improve their service.

Are you writing a hospitality CV – here’s what to include.

About Jen Wiss-Carline

Jen Wiss-Carline has been a Senior Manager and Consultant for several sizeable companies which included dealing with all aspects of staff management and recruitment. She is also a Chartered Legal Executive, and was admitted as a Fellow in February 2006.

Jen's qualifications include:
LL.B (Hons) (1st)
Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx)
PG Cert Bus Admin
PgDip Law (LPC)
LL.M (Master of Laws) (Distinction)

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