Job Seekers
Job Seeker Login
Job Seeker Sign Up
How to Search
Recruiter Sign Up
Recruiter Login
How to Advertise
Popular Job
Chef & Kitchen
Conference & Banqueting
Front of House
Food & Beverage
General Management
Game Ranging
Management Couples
Tour Consulting
Health & Spa
All job categories
Lodgestaff Feedback

"Thanks to I found an assistant management couple and am really excited to add them to our staff. I will always make use of this excellent service available to the South African hospitality industry."
Louisa Strydom, Riverside Lodge, Aliwal North

"I visit at least once a week, it’s a great service you offer & I always find something to read or follow up on, keep up the good work."
Shane Tintinger, TsAfrika Catering Solutions

Our Media Partners
Advice | How to write a CV | Interview tips | Covering letter tips

Interview Techniques

No matter how qualified you are, how much experience you have and how well suited for the job you are - if you aren't able to interview successfully, you won't get the job.

We have put together some helpful interview techniques which will help you in landing the job you want.

Treat every interview as if it were the only one you will ever get with that company and your only opportunity to convince them that you are the right candidate for the position.

The key element to successful interviewing is attitude. If you have the attitude of wanting to do your very best for the company, of being focused on the company's needs, of putting yourself forward as the person who will be committed and dedicated to fulfilling their needs, you will likely be the one chosen for the job.

Body Language

Be aware of body language, both your own and your interviewer's. Sit up, don't fidget, wiggle your foot, or make too many hand gestures. Try to maintain a relaxed, open manner. Eye contact is vitally important. Keep your voice level at an appropriate volume. If you speak very softly, this may be interpreted as shyness or a lack of assertiveness. Speak clearly and in complete sentences, avoiding one word answers.

When you are being interviewed it is very important that you give out the right signals. You should always look attentive, maintain a good posture and do not slouch in your chair. Never lie in an interview, your body language and tone of voice or the words you use will probably give you away. Classic body language giveaways include scratching your nose and not looking directly at the other person when you are speaking to them.

If you have a moustache you may want to consider shaving it off - people with moustaches can be perceived as being aggressive. You can always grow it again once you have got the job.

Featured Lodgestaff
Lodge Assistant - Greater Kruger Park, near Hoedspruit
Salary: R7 000 (Live in) on Experience. Upmarket and exclusive 18 sleeper lodge requires a suitably skilled and qualified person to assist with the daily running of the lodge. Read More & apply
Pastry Chef - Western Cape (Hout Bay)
Salary: R6 000 – R9 000 dep on exp. 5* establishment is looking for a Pastry Chef to manage the pastry/cold section on their own and be responsible for all produce in this section.Read More...
Head Guide - Hoedspruit
Salary: Negotiable dep on exp. A Game farm / Lodge is looking for a FGASA L2 guide to conduct game drives upon reserve, allocation of guides, hosting of guests, guests transfers. Read More...
Head Chef - Grahamstown
Salary: R10000 to R15000 dep on exp 5* Lodge looking for a professional Head Chef with exceptional 5* experience gained from highly regarded upmarket Restaurants or Game Lodges. Read More...
Fgasa Level 1 Guide - Pongola
Salary:R6000 - R10000 on exp. A Game Lodge is looking for a Guide with at least 2 years experience and a valid PDP. Read More...
Cape Town Tourism
Open an account
We offer discounted rates for all account holders.
Contact us on
+27 (0) 21 200 0450 or for more information.
Current Advertisers
Copyright © 2009 LODGESTAFF.COM. disclaimer   E & OE
Website Design Clickthinking