Hotel Desk Clerks

High School

High school classes can be a useful foundation for a career in the hotel industry. Concentrate on classes such as human relations, business, marketing, and even sociology to prepare for this people-oriented job. Be sure to take English and speech courses to hone your communications skills. Computer science classes will be useful, since clerks use computers to manage customer reservations, communicate with customers, and work on other tasks. Mathematics classes will come in handy because you will be working with percentages and discounts. Taking a foreign language, such as Spanish, will come in handy when dealing with customers who are not fluent in English.   


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