By Jean-Gabriel Personne, MBA in Hospitality Management, France, 2012-2014 2nd Year
Since I plan to go back to working in hotel operations after my MBA, I was very pleased to learn about the Global Kempinski Career Day at Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich. An opportunity to meet General Managers from several Kempinski properties who will answer your questions and assess your future career potential sounded like a great opportunity… And it proved to be so!
More than 30 General Managers in the hotel lobby made a strong first impression on me. The event got off to a great start; my CV, which I had sent a week before, had caught the attention of two GMs and I had been invited for interviews. The General Managers had a very personal approach and were willing to conduct interviews whether or not you had been previously invited, showing a strong interest in each application. The day went by very quickly; within 3 hours I had met 5 General Managers for interviews had been approached by a personnel management team very keen on staying in touch. In the end, it was a very interesting journey and a great networking opportunity.