A comparison of graduating seniors who receive job offers and those who do not according to hospitality recruiters' selection criteria

Linchi Kwok, Charlie R. Adams, Du Feng

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Abstract

This study used an exploratory mixed methods approach to identify the characteristics possessed by hospitality graduating seniors who receive job offers. Quantitative analyses reveal that: (a) seniors who receive job offers are different from those who do not in relevant work/internship experience, perceived person-organization and person-job fit, leadership/career preparedness, professionalism, and interview behaviors and (b) student characteristics have various effects on recruiters' hiring decisions in different hospitality segments. Suggestions are provided to help students better prepare for a hospitality career and hospitality programs better educate students for employments. Future research is advocated to address the limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-510
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Comparison
  • Graduating seniors
  • Hospitality
  • Mixed methods study
  • Recruiters' selection criteria

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