Manager’s Interview

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Manager’s Interview

An overview of the company
The interview was based in the Beijing Hotel, which was founded among the Olympic
Family hotels in the 19 th century, and happened to be awarded the Five-star Diamond through the
American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The hotel is strategically located at the center of
Beijing. The hotel offers their clients with rooms and suites, dining place, holding conferences,
fitness and facilities, and promotions. The hotel is under the tourist and hospitality industry and
the students from Department of Tourism, Sport, and Hotel Management best fit the careers
being offered by the hotel. The hotel provides services for their clients both local and
international and operates businesses which provide extra services for their businesses and rely
on other organization for indirect support. They own meeting halls fitted with advanced facilities
to help during the conferences, shows, and exhibitions.

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Description

Task Description:
The aim of this assessment item is for students to gain valuable insights relating to employability which are specific to the industry where
they see their careers’ progressing. Students individually or in pairs are required to undertake an informational interview with a manager
within an industry related to their degree. Ideally, this should also be an industry/organisation you see yourself working at in the future.
Students are required to summarise the outcomes from the interview and present an overview of the findings to other students in class.
Students are also required to provide to their tutor at the start of the presentation a completed assignment cover sheet, the name of the
manager, organisation and the date of the interview. In addition, students are required to submit a written transcript of the interview and
attach to the cover sheet. Manager’s Interview.

Total marks: 25 (25% of course)
Total Length: Interview transcript and 15-20 minutes in-class presentation
Due dates: Undertaken during your workshop class during weeks 9-12, as arranged

Following your managers interview. The class presentation should address the following points:
1. Provide an overview of the company – who is the organisation, what do they do, what market do they operate in, and who are
their customers/clients?
2. Identify graduate employment opportunities with this company (type of positions suitable for recent graduates)?
3. Skills most needed by managers to be successful in this organisation/industry and why?
4. What key skills the manager feels recent graduates bring with them to the workplace?
5. Outline the skills the manager feels are most lacking in recent graduates?
6. Present the manager’s views on what separates a ‘good’ from a ‘great’ candidate during the job interview
7. Any additional advice to students in preparation for entering the graduate job market
In addition to addressing the above key points within the presentation, students should also compare and contrast the interview findings
with current literature, class content and incorporate this analysis into their presentation.
The following marking criteria will be used to grade the post interview class presentation:

MARKING GUIDE

3400THS: CAREER DEVELOPMENT – INDUSTRY ANALYSIS, INTERVIEW AND PRESENTATION

Student/s name: __________Student/s number: __________________
CRITERIA EXCELLENT GOOD SATISFACTORY MINIMUM OR POOR
KEY INDUSTRY
INSIGHTS
PRESENTED

A high level of appropriate and specific
industry insights were provided

A good level of applicable industry
insights were presented

A satisfactory level of relevant
industry insights were presented

Minimal industry insights were
provided
Ranking points 6 5 3-4 1-2
FOCUS ON
EMPLOYABILITY
AND
WORKPLACE
APPLICATION

The presentation provides a strong
employability focus, offering
comprehensive advice to other
students

The presentation provides a good
focus on employability , offering
worthy advice to other students

The presentation provided an
acceptable focus on
employability , offering some
advice to other students

The presentation was lacking an
employability focus with minimal
benefit to other students
Ranking points 9-10 7-8 4-6 1-3
PRESENTATION
SKILLS

Slides were very well structured, clear
and easy to read. Very good body
language and eye contact. Very good
verbal communication skills and
overall confident and engaging
presentation

Slides were well structured, clear
and easy to read. Good body
language and eye contact. Good
verbal communication skills and
relatively engaging presentation

Slides were at a satisfactory
standard. Body language
acceptable. Verbal
communication skills were
adequate, with some overall
improvements needed

Slides were poorly presented.
Presentation lacked engagement
and or verbal communication skills
were deficient
Ranking points 6 5 3-4 1-2
LITERATURE
SUPPORT WITHIN
PRESENTATION

The presentation incorporates quality
contemporary literature to support or
elaborate on presentation content

The presentation incorporates
some literature to support or
elaborate on presentation content

The presentation incorporates
limited literature to support or
elaborate on presentation
content

There is minimal, if any literature to
support or elaborate on presentation
content

Ranking points 3 2 1 0-0.5

Total Score / 25 MARKS (%)

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Manager’s Interview

An overview of the company
The interview was based in the Beijing Hotel, which was founded among the Olympic
Family hotels in the 19 th century, and happened to be awarded the Five-star Diamond through the
American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The hotel is strategically located at the center of
Beijing. The hotel offers their clients with rooms and suites, dining place, holding conferences,
fitness and facilities, and promotions. The hotel is under the tourist and hospitality industry and
the students from Department of Tourism, Sport, and Hotel Management best fit the careers
being offered by the hotel. The hotel provides services for their clients both local and
international and operates businesses which provide extra services for their businesses and rely
on other organization for indirect support. They own meeting halls fitted with advanced facilities
to help during the conferences, shows, and exhibitions………….

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