Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Eway Rapid and Magento Integration Guide

All requests to eWAY’s Rapid API need to be authenticated using basic authentication. This uses the eWAY API Key and Password in the username and password fields respectively.
This authentication is sent in the HTTP header, most frameworks and libraries provide a way to set these. The eWAY SDKs accept the API key & password along with the endpoint (sandbox or production) when they are initialised.

Creating an eWAY Sandbox API key

1. You will need an eWAY Partner Account – if you don’t have an account, sign up for free!
2. Navigate to the Sandbox using the link below for your country
  • Sandbox Australia
  • Sandbox New Zealand
3. Go to My Account > API Key
4. Your Rapid API Key will be displayed in the API Key field
5. Click Generate Password to create a password for the key. A password can only be viewed once after it has been generated – if you forget it a new one can be generated by clicking Generate Password again (the old one will no longer work).

Install TrexleMagento module by browsing to the root folder of your Magento installation and issuing modman clone git@github.com:Trexle/TrexleMagento.git. You can also download the module from our github repository and see full installation details.
In your Magento admin interface, browse into System/Configuration.

Browse into Sales/Payments, and configure Trexle with live and test API endpoints and your Trexle API keys, then click Save Config

Finally, create a test product, logout from your admin session, and test the normal customer checkout.
INSTRUCTIONS
There are several test credit card numbers available to use. All provided test cards listed will pass a Luhn check, however all the below cards will be declined on the live gateway.
Visa – 4444333322221111
Mastercard – 5105105105105100 / 2223000048400011 / 2223520043560014
Amex – 378282246310005
Diners – 38520000023237 or 30569309025904
Q. What expiry date should be used?
A. Any valid(future) expiry date can be passed with the card.

Q. What Name should be used?
A. Any name can be used, we recommend using eWAY test to identify these as your test payments in the live gateway.

Q. If a CVN is required, what number can be used?
A. If CVN’s are required for testing the following formats should be used:
Visa/Mastercard/Diners – Any 3 digits
Amex – Any 4 digits
Q. What result will the eWAY test card (4444333322221111) receive on the live gateway?
A. On the live gateway, this card will always fail, usually with the error 58 Function Not Permitted to Terminal or 92 Unable To Route Transaction.




Monday, January 14, 2019


Anyone who's ever purchased or sold property knows the real estate industry is a fickle one. Changing demographic makeups, economic conditions, interest rates and other factors play a role in how "good" the market is for a buyer or seller, and in a few short years, prices in any given area can dramatically shift.
Despite the ebbs and flows of local and national real estate markets, there are certain things about the homebuying and selling process that remain constant. We asked a panel of Forbes Real Estate Council members to share their evergreen tips for prospective buyers and sellers that hold true regardless of market conditions. Here is what they had to say:



1. Always Conduct Thorough Research On The Current Market 
Although real estate values fluctuate due to local supply/demand dynamics and broader national economic considerations, it's important to remember that properties always sell for no more or less than what the market will bear at that time. Whether buying or selling, do your research, plot your data points, use a variety of resources so that you're confident in your list or offer price.



2. Don't Reject Low-Priced Offers Without Negotiating
Selling your home can feel like giving up something you love, so a low-priced offer can leave sellers feeling insulted. Home buyers base their offer price largely on their own affordability, but will consider raising it if the location is just right or if there is value in renovations already done. Stay open to negotiations and working with the buyer rather than turning down a low-priced offer.
3. Buy Whenever You Can
There's never a wrong time to buy. There is only a wrong time to sell. If you look at real estate trends over the last century, prices go up and down and we have booms and busts. The buyers who win are the ones willing to ride the wave, see a purchase through the cycle. Buy when you can, and hold till the sale is profitable.
4. Get Into The Rental Market Where It Makes Sense 
People will need shelter for the rest of their lives. With the life expectancy what it is here in the in the U.S., that's a lot of rent to be paid. Buy what you need now and do it in an area where the population is on a rising and sustainable course.
5. Factor In The Fees
In real estate, there are middlemen and a lot of them — the escrow company, the title company, the brokers, the lender, etc. Each one of them is taking a drop from the well. While these fees will all likely go down, they aren't ever going away and buyers and sellers need to accept that.
6. Buy A Home To Secure Personal Rent Control
Although the real estate market fluctuates over time, there's one thing would-be first-time homeowners often overlook. Yes, there are tax advantages. Yes, you paint the walls any color you want. Yes, you build financial equity. But you also have a built-in rent control. With a fixed-rate mortgage, you'll know what your house payment will be for the next 30 years — not so when you're a renter.
7. Always Invest Based On Location
Regardless of the interest rate or transaction environment, good locations with strong demand and access to transportation infrastructure will continue to outperform in the long run. Location is certainly the evergreen factor telling you where to invest. Interest rates and transaction volumes are better indicators of when to invest.
8. Find Trustworthy Partners In The Real Estate Process
In an industry that is heavily commission-based, it is very important to find and work with trustworthy and genuine individuals who will have your best interest at heart over their own pocket.
9. Keep Your Home's Condition Pristine If You're Looking To Sell
Well-maintained houses always sell faster, even in a slow real estate market. Buyers appreciate houses that look move-in ready and are updated versus those that need a lot of work. In a hot real estate market, most houses sell quickly. But during a cooler market period, buyers can get very picky, so it will be the nicer ones that continue to sell.
10. Be Selective And Don't Be Afraid To Walk Away
The old real estate adage is true: You make your money when you buy, not when you sell. By being selective about your real estate purchases and using larger amounts of cash in the transactions, you insulate yourself from the ebbs and flows of the market. Deals don't always work, so do not be afraid to step away. Sometimes the best investment to protect principal is no investment at all.
11. Approach Negotiations From A Collaborative, Not Competitive, Standpoint
It's a mistake to go into real estate negotiations thinking that the other side is your adversary and to be fixated on a specific price. The goal should always be working together to come to an agreement that satisfies both parties. Digging in your heals can sabotage a negotiation. Take a step back and put yourself in their shoes. What's a win-win for everyone?
12. Find An Experienced Local Real Estate Agent 
The internet has changed real estate forever. Home sellers and buyers can get more information about real estate than ever. But what they can't get online and can only get from a local real estate agent, is that insider knowledge. That local "go-to" agent who is a neighborhood expert knows things about the homes and the community you just can't Google. Their value will never change.
13. Remember That A Home's True Value Is Determined By The Buyer
No matter what the market conditions are, one aspect always remains the same — the true market value of a home is only equal to what a buyer is willing to pay. Just because a seller believes their home is worth a certain amount of money, it does not mean that the ask will be equal to what a buyer believes to be an appropriate "bid" price.



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Nowadays there are many tools that can be used to help you manage your online business. It’s easy to find them, but it’s a bit harder to choose the best one. In this article, we are going to review Systeme.io, the funnel app created by Aurélien Amacker.

For most companies, they are using content to promote their products. So the goal is to use a software that is allowed to attract traffic on specific keywords, have the visitors subscribing to a newsletter and then trying to provide value to this prospects. In the end, you get the trust of the prospects and they will be willing to buy your product. It’s the fundamental of content marketing and funnel let you handle it from the discovery up to the sale.

Systeme.io reviews: what is it?


Systeme.io is an online application thought to help you successfully manage your business in an online environment and follow your digital marketing strategy much easier. It doesn’t matter whether you are selling products or advertising services online. This app will save you a lot of time, at the same time as it helps you improve your results.
Systeme.io gathers all the necessary characteristics you need to manage in order to run an online business:
  1. Email marketing strategy (unlimited emails)
  2. Sales funnel creation in order to have a place to locate your web pages, blogs, and an online platform used to promote your products and services
  3. Manages money transaction and the delivery of the product to the client
  4. Run evergreen automated webinars
  5. Host membership sites
  6. Control over your affiliate program

How much does a all-in-one funnel software like this cost?

If you weren’t still impressed by all the features offered by the French application (that is now open to worldwide users), you’ll surely be by its price. It costs only 27 dollars per month. Thanks to its affordable price, it is available for any type of business no matter its size, from small local business to big international enterprises. Depending on the needs of your business, you have three different offers to choose from:
  • Start offer – you pay only 27$ per month and you can enjoy an unlimited service, excepting the number of contacts allowed (only 5000), member sites (three maximum) and no access to automatic webinars.
  • Webinars offer – for only 47$ you can enjoy unlimited services, except for the number of contacts allowed (10.000), member sites (three max) and access to a maximum of three webinars per month.
  • Enterprise offer – you pay 97$ per month and have unlimited services, except for the number of contacts allowed, with has a limit of 15.000 contacts.
Moreover, you have a 14-day trial where you can try the app and see how it works and if it fits your business needs. If that’s the case, you’ll have to choose among one of the offers mentioned above. If you don’t like it you just need to delete your account.

Advantages of Systeme.io

There are many things that make this app a great marketing tool. Here you have some examples:
  • It is very affordable. In fact, it is one of the cheapest marketing tools of the market. Thanks to that, it is accessible by every business, no matter its size.
  • It combines all the elements of a digital marketing strategy under the same interface to make it easier to follow the progress and to analyze the results.
  • It offers every single tool you need to create an online presence for your business: video platform, automatic response, sales page, etc.
  • It offers automated webinars and allows clients to make their purchases with just one click. Easing the purchase procedure actually increases sales.
  • Constant updating with improvements for the application. It never gets outdated.
  • Modern design and intuitive interface.

Systeme.io customers’ reviews

Systeme.io has been already used by more than 1000 clients, and all of them have given a positive review of Systeme.io. There are no negative reviews on the Internet.

Conclusion : should you use Systeme.io for your marketing

As a Systeme.io user, it’s obvious for us that this software is a must-do that an online entrepreneur must have as his toolbox. Creating funnels that convert is a priority because the world is changing and consumers are less “easy” than before. They need to receive value first, are more sensitive and have plenty of choice so it’s necessary for a business owner to forecast those goals and overcome them using a tool like Systeme.io or Clickfunnels.
When it comes to the price, it’s definitely what push us in the direction of Systeme.io: it’s way cheaper, the interface is more user friendly and the features are kind of unlimited without any worry about growing our business up.
If you are still not convinced, join the free trial today on Systeme.io by using our special link bellow and you can enjoy testing the tool without paying anything. Then you will see by yourself if this software can help you to make your business going bigger.

How to Choose the Right Jewelry for Your Skin Tone and Face Shape

Choosing the right jewelry to buy can be a confusing experience. Make it easier by using a tried and true method of success. Matching your jewelry to your face and skin tone will ensure that you will find pieces that look great on you.


1
Determine your skin tone. There are two reliable ways to determine what skin tone you have. The first is to look at the color of your veins. The second is to carefully look at your skin color and consider its behavior.
  • You have a cool skin tone if your veins are blue. Your hair is probably blonde, dark brown, or black. Your eyes are most likely light blue or brown.
  • You also fit into this category if you burn easily or if your skin is a pale shade or shows signs of redness.
  • You have a warm skin tone if your veins are greener. Your hair is probably red or light blonde. Your eyes are most likely bright blue, green, or hazel.You can also tell you have a warm tone if you tan easily or your skin is ebony or espresso colored.
  • You have a neutral skin tone if your skin has no obvious espresso, olive, or redness in color. Neutral skin tones tend to fit in with the cool skin tone category.

2
Match your skin tone with the right jewelry. Now that you know what your skin tone is, you can match your tone to the right gemstone and jewelry metal colors for a perfect personal collection that will look best on you.
  • Cool skin tone looks best with red, purple, and blue gemstones. Red stones include the ruby, garnet, and tourmaline. Purple stones include the amethyst, fluorite, and sapphire. Blue stones include the blue sapphire, topaz, and aquamarine.
  • Cool skin tone also matches best with white metals. Examples of this would be silver or white gold.
  • Warm skin tone looks best with yellow, orange, and green. Yellow/gold stones include the yellow sapphire, citrine, and zircon. Orange stones include the spessartite garnet, imperial topaz, and moonstone. Green stones include the emerald, jade, and peridot.
  • Warm skin tone also matches best with yellow metals. Examples of this would be yellow gold or copper.
  • Diamonds look good with any skin tone.

3
Match your skin tone with the right pearls. Pearls generally come in three shades. Most people are familiar with the traditional white pearls but there are also rose tinted pearls and silver tinted pearls. Knowing this, you can match your skin tone to the proper tint of pearls.
  • Cool skin tone looks best with the traditional white pearls and rose tinted pearls.
  • Warm skin tone matches best with silver tinted pearls, but can also pull off white pearls.
Take measurements of your face. These measurements are going to tell you what shape of face you have so you can match your face to the best jewelry that complements that shape. You will need a flexible tape measure and something to pull back your hair (like hair clips or a hair tie). It helps to look in a mirror while you are taking measurements.[12]
  • Tie back your hair so that it is out of your face. If you are using clips you can clip your hair to the back or top of your head.
  • Measure your hairline (in inches or centimeters). With your tape measure, place one end at your left front temple (just below the hairline), and the other end at your right temple. Write down that number.
  • Measure your cheekbones (in inches or centimeters). With your tape measure, place one end at the top of your left cheekbone (just above the apple of your cheek), and the other end at the top of your right cheekbone. Write down that number.
  • Measure your jawline (in inches or centimeters). With your tape measure, place one end at the left edge of your jawline (just below your earlobe), and the other edge of your right jawline. Write down that number.
  • Measure the vertical length of your face (in inches or centimeters). With your tape measure, place one end at the bottom of your chin (at the very tip), and the other end at the very top of your forehead (right at your hairline or widows peak). Write down that number.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Exercise for a Healthy Heart

Your heart is a muscle, and it gets stronger and healthier if you lead an active life. It's never too late to start exercising, and you don't have to be an athlete. Even taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day can make a big difference.
Once you get going, you'll find it pays off. People who don't exercise are almost twice as likely to get heart disease as people who are active.
Regular exercise can help you:
Ready to get started?

How to Start Exercising

First, think about what you'd like to do and how fit you are.
What sounds like fun? Would you rather work out on your own, with a trainer, or in a class? Do you want to exercise at home or at a gym?
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If you want to do something that's harder than what you can do right now, no problem. You can set a goal and build up to it.
For example, if you want to run, you might start by walking and then add bursts of jogging into your walks. Gradually start running for longer than you walk.
Don't forget to check in with your doctor. He'll make sure you're ready for whatever activity you have in mind and let you know about any limits on what you can do.

Types of Exercise

Your exercise plan should include:
Aerobic exercise ("cardio"): Running, jogging, and biking are some examples. You're moving fast enough to raise your heart rate and breathe harder, but you should still be able to talk to someone while you're doing it. Otherwise, you are pushing too hard. If you have joint problems, choose a low-impact activity, like swimming or walking.
Stretching: You'll become more flexible if you do this a couple of times a week. Stretch after you've warmed up or finished exercising. Stretch gently -- it shouldn't hurt.
Strength training. You can use weights, resistance bands, or your own body weight (yoga, for instance) for this. Do it 2-3 times a week. Let your muscles recover for a day between sessions.

How Much Should You Exercise and How Often?

Aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity (such as brisk waking). That amounts to about 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. If you're just getting started, you can slowly build up to that.
In time, you can make your workouts longer or more challenging. Do that gradually, so your body can adjust.
When you work out, keep your pace low for a few minutes at the start and end of your workout. That way, you warm up and cool down each time.
You don't have to do the same exact thing every time. It's more fun if you change it up.

Exercise Precautions

You'll probably be able to exercise with no problem if your doctor says you can and if you pay attention to how you're feeling while you're working out.
Stop and get immediate medical help if you have pain or pressure in your chest or the upper part of your body, break out in a cold sweat, have trouble breathing, have a very fast or uneven heart rate, or feel dizzy, lightheaded, or very tired.
It's normal for your muscles to be mildly sore for a day or two after your workout when you're new to exercise. That fades as your body gets used to it. Soon, you might be surprised to find that you like how you feel when you're done.

Thursday, December 20, 2018



What job titles can you expect to see in hospitality industry job postings? The industry is quite broad. It includes jobs working in hotels, restaurants, casinos, theme parks, cruise lines, and other facilities that help customers meet their leisurely needs.

Many jobs in the hospitality industry involve dealing with customers face-to-face in a variety of ways. But there are also behind-the-scenes jobs that include positions in sales, marketing, and accounting. Food services jobs also abound in the hospitality industry, including wait staff and food preparation jobs. There are many management-level jobs across these areas as well, including hotel managers and executive chefs.

Given this range, jobs in the hospitality industry can either involve a lot — or very little — customer interaction. Many jobs are entry level, but hospitality is an area where you can climb the ladder to a managerial role accompanied by more responsibilities, along with a higher salary.


 Most Common Hospitality Job Titles

The following is a list of some of the most common job titles within the hospitality industry. 

Concierge. A concierge interacts directly with customers, providing them with various services. They may respond to requests (for instance, "Can you book me a restaurant reservation?") or anticipate what customers might need. These services could range from providing a babysitter to getting tickets to a show to suggesting a restaurant.

At some hotels, this is an entry-level job. However, some luxury hotels require concierges to have years of hospitality experience. A concierge needs to be a problem solver with extensive customer-service skills who is unflappable and can handle difficult patrons.

Other front-of-the-house hospitality jobs include:

    Casino Host
    Cruise Ship Attendant
    Front Desk Associate
    Front Desk Supervisor
    Front Office Attendant
    Front-of-House Manager
    Gaming Dealer
    Guest Relations Manager
    Guest Services Associate
    Guest Services Supervisor
    Hotel Clerk
    Hotel Receptionist
    Reservationist
    Reservations Agent

Event Planner. Many hotels have conference rooms or event spaces that they rent out for various events, ranging from meetings to weddings. An event planner works with a company, or an individual, to arrange the event and then ensures it runs smoothly.

Hospitality jobs in the field of event planning include:

    Events Manager
    Executive Conference Manager
    Executive Meeting Manager
    Meeting and Convention Planner
    Meeting Coordinator
    Meeting Manager
    Meeting Planner
    Meeting Specialist
    Special Events Manager
    Wedding Coordinator

Executive Chef. An executive chef is a managerial role that involves a lot of work behind the scenes in the hospitality industry. An executive chef oversees the food operations in restaurants, hotels, casinos, or other venues that serve food. People in this role supervise cooks, sous chefs, and other kitchen employees. They typically order all of the food, plan the meals, and prepare food in the kitchen.

While it is not necessarily required, many head chefs have some training through a culinary school, technical school, community college, or a four-year college.

Most people work their way up to executive chef from entry-level roles like line cooks. Over time, they develop the managerial skills required to oversee an entire kitchen, and the cooking skills to develop menus.

Other jobs related to executive chef, including jobs many people have while working their way up to executive chef, include:

    Cafe Manager
    Catering Manager
    Chef
    Cook
    Food and Beverage Manager
    Kitchen Manager
    Pastry Chef
    Restaurant Manager
    Sous Chef

Hotel General Manager. A hotel general manager, or hotel manager, makes sure that a hotel (or inn, lodge, or any other venue with sleeping accommodations) is running smoothly. This involves interacting with guests, managing staff, handling the finances of the property, and much more.

Some hotel managers have a degree or certificate in hotel management, while others have a high school diploma and a few years of experience working in a hotel. Hotel general managers need to have strong business skills, management skills, and interpersonal skills.

Other jobs related to the management and/or administration of a hospitality facility include:

    Back Office Assistant
    Catering Sales Manager
    Director of Hotel Sales
    Director of Marketing and Sales
    Group Sales Manager
    Guest Room Sales Manager
    Hotel Manager
    Lodging Manager
    Sales and Marketing Manager
    Shift Leader
    Shift Manager
    Spa Manager
    Wedding Sales Manager

Housekeeper. Housekeepers are responsible for maintaining a standard of cleanliness throughout a hotel or other hospitality venue. They clean individual hotel rooms as well as the common areas. Housekeepers within the hospitality industry make beds, do laundry, clean bathrooms, stock linens, and more.

Being a housekeeper requires some physical stamina because you often have to lift heavy loads and be on your feet most of the day.

There are many other jobs related to maintenance and cleaning in the hospitality industry. There are also opportunities for management positions within these areas. Some other related housekeeping job titles include:

    Director of Housekeeping
    Director of Maintenance
    Director of Operations
    Executive Housekeeper
    Housekeeper
    Housekeeping Aide
    Housekeeping Supervisor
    Lead Housekeeper
    Maid
    Maintenance Supervisor
    Maintenance Worker

Porter. Porters are tasked with handling baggage for guests. They might bring luggage up to guests’ rooms or take luggage down to the lobby.

A porter is one of many support staff positions in the hospitality industry. Another common position is that of valet (also known as parking lot attendant). A valet parks patrons’ cars when they come to a hotel, restaurant, or other venue.

Other support staff positions similar to that of porter and valet include:

    Baggage Porter
    Bell Attendant
    Bellhop
    Bellman
    Driver
    Parking Lot Attendant
    Valet
    Valet Attendant
    Valet Parking Attendant

Waiter/Waitress. Waiters and waitresses work in restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos, and other food-serving establishments. They interact directly with customers taking orders, serving food and beverages, and take payments from patrons.

While no formal education is required, waiters and waitresses must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. They also have to be detail-oriented because they need to remember customers’ orders, especially complicated drink orders. This job is ideal for people in the hospitality industry who want to engage with customers face-to-face.

Other job titles similar to waiter and waitress in the hospitality industry include:

    Back Waiter
    Banquet Server
    Barback
    Barista
    Bartender
    Busser
    Cafe Manager
    Catering Assistant
    Food Runner
    Food Server
    Head Waiter
    Host
    Hostess
    Maître d’
    Server
    Sommelier



What job titles can you expect to see in hospitality industry job postings? The industry is quite broad. It includes jobs working in hotels, restaurants, casinos, theme parks, cruise lines, and other facilities that help customers meet their leisurely needs.

Many jobs in the hospitality industry involve dealing with customers face-to-face in a variety of ways. But there are also behind-the-scenes jobs that include positions in sales, marketing, and accounting. Food services jobs also abound in the hospitality industry, including wait staff and food preparation jobs. There are many management-level jobs across these areas as well, including hotel managers and executive chefs.

Given this range, jobs in the hospitality industry can either involve a lot — or very little — customer interaction. Many jobs are entry level, but hospitality is an area where you can climb the ladder to a managerial role accompanied by more responsibilities, along with a higher salary.


 Most Common Hospitality Job Titles

The following is a list of some of the most common job titles within the hospitality industry. 

Concierge. A concierge interacts directly with customers, providing them with various services. They may respond to requests (for instance, "Can you book me a restaurant reservation?") or anticipate what customers might need. These services could range from providing a babysitter to getting tickets to a show to suggesting a restaurant.

At some hotels, this is an entry-level job. However, some luxury hotels require concierges to have years of hospitality experience. A concierge needs to be a problem solver with extensive customer-service skills who is unflappable and can handle difficult patrons.

Other front-of-the-house hospitality jobs include:

    Casino Host
    Cruise Ship Attendant
    Front Desk Associate
    Front Desk Supervisor
    Front Office Attendant
    Front-of-House Manager
    Gaming Dealer
    Guest Relations Manager
    Guest Services Associate
    Guest Services Supervisor
    Hotel Clerk
    Hotel Receptionist
    Reservationist
    Reservations Agent

Event Planner. Many hotels have conference rooms or event spaces that they rent out for various events, ranging from meetings to weddings. An event planner works with a company, or an individual, to arrange the event and then ensures it runs smoothly.

Hospitality jobs in the field of event planning include:

    Events Manager
    Executive Conference Manager
    Executive Meeting Manager
    Meeting and Convention Planner
    Meeting Coordinator
    Meeting Manager
    Meeting Planner
    Meeting Specialist
    Special Events Manager
    Wedding Coordinator

Executive Chef. An executive chef is a managerial role that involves a lot of work behind the scenes in the hospitality industry. An executive chef oversees the food operations in restaurants, hotels, casinos, or other venues that serve food. People in this role supervise cooks, sous chefs, and other kitchen employees. They typically order all of the food, plan the meals, and prepare food in the kitchen.

While it is not necessarily required, many head chefs have some training through a culinary school, technical school, community college, or a four-year college.

Most people work their way up to executive chef from entry-level roles like line cooks. Over time, they develop the managerial skills required to oversee an entire kitchen, and the cooking skills to develop menus.

Other jobs related to executive chef, including jobs many people have while working their way up to executive chef, include:

    Cafe Manager
    Catering Manager
    Chef
    Cook
    Food and Beverage Manager
    Kitchen Manager
    Pastry Chef
    Restaurant Manager
    Sous Chef

Hotel General Manager. A hotel general manager, or hotel manager, makes sure that a hotel (or inn, lodge, or any other venue with sleeping accommodations) is running smoothly. This involves interacting with guests, managing staff, handling the finances of the property, and much more.

Some hotel managers have a degree or certificate in hotel management, while others have a high school diploma and a few years of experience working in a hotel. Hotel general managers need to have strong business skills, management skills, and interpersonal skills.

Other jobs related to the management and/or administration of a hospitality facility include:

    Back Office Assistant
    Catering Sales Manager
    Director of Hotel Sales
    Director of Marketing and Sales
    Group Sales Manager
    Guest Room Sales Manager
    Hotel Manager
    Lodging Manager
    Sales and Marketing Manager
    Shift Leader
    Shift Manager
    Spa Manager
    Wedding Sales Manager

Housekeeper. Housekeepers are responsible for maintaining a standard of cleanliness throughout a hotel or other hospitality venue. They clean individual hotel rooms as well as the common areas. Housekeepers within the hospitality industry make beds, do laundry, clean bathrooms, stock linens, and more.

Being a housekeeper requires some physical stamina because you often have to lift heavy loads and be on your feet most of the day.

There are many other jobs related to maintenance and cleaning in the hospitality industry. There are also opportunities for management positions within these areas. Some other related housekeeping job titles include:

    Director of Housekeeping
    Director of Maintenance
    Director of Operations
    Executive Housekeeper
    Housekeeper
    Housekeeping Aide
    Housekeeping Supervisor
    Lead Housekeeper
    Maid
    Maintenance Supervisor
    Maintenance Worker

Porter. Porters are tasked with handling baggage for guests. They might bring luggage up to guests’ rooms or take luggage down to the lobby.

A porter is one of many support staff positions in the hospitality industry. Another common position is that of valet (also known as parking lot attendant). A valet parks patrons’ cars when they come to a hotel, restaurant, or other venue.

Other support staff positions similar to that of porter and valet include:

    Baggage Porter
    Bell Attendant
    Bellhop
    Bellman
    Driver
    Parking Lot Attendant
    Valet
    Valet Attendant
    Valet Parking Attendant

Waiter/Waitress. Waiters and waitresses work in restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos, and other food-serving establishments. They interact directly with customers taking orders, serving food and beverages, and take payments from patrons.

While no formal education is required, waiters and waitresses must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. They also have to be detail-oriented because they need to remember customers’ orders, especially complicated drink orders. This job is ideal for people in the hospitality industry who want to engage with customers face-to-face.

Other job titles similar to waiter and waitress in the hospitality industry include:

    Back Waiter
    Banquet Server
    Barback
    Barista
    Bartender
    Busser
    Cafe Manager
    Catering Assistant
    Food Runner
    Food Server
    Head Waiter
    Host
    Hostess
    Maître d’
    Server
    Sommelier