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How do I re- enter the Hotel Industry? I went to Michigan State University and I earned a Certificate for Hospitality Leadership, to get back into the hotel industry at 62 years old ?. I was a Night Auditor, a Front Desk Clerk before I became an Assistant Manager. I do not want to retire yet because I am a widow and I have a lot of life and spunk in me and I'm very active. I have experience as a Assistant General Manager at a hotel that closed up. Can anyone give me advice on how to get back into the hotel industry, I have sent in resumes and I went to interviews, and never got a call back for employment.

over 5 years ago
Ashley Wilson
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Hi Audrey Altman ! I think you can always get back to where you want to be. So in order to do this you will need to do a few things.

1- Update your resume. It's been a while so employers want to see that your skills are current. It wouldn't hurt to take a course or two online in hospitality so they see you are fresh and ready!

2- Hide those resume gaps You can read more on how to do that [here] (

3- Are you making sure to include a [cover letter] (

Just know that you can do this!! Don't give up and if all else fails go down to the hotel and drop off your resume and cover letter with the manager in charge. Introduce yourself and tell them why you are a great fit for the role. How would you address any issues they have or make their business great?

Wishing you the best of luck Audrey!!

ps. Spunky is an awesome trait to have ; )

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