This month we interviewed a hostess from TempTribe that received a full time position at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
How did your TempTribe journey begin?
I used to be an international model, but because of my medical condition I had to quit. I moved to London, but I was extremely lost, I didn’t know where to start my new life. I found TempTribe’s website, had my interview and 2 days later I’d completed my first shift at the Shard.
What did you like about working for TempTribe?
You can never get bored of it. One day you may work like an ordinary hostess in a restaurant but the next day you are doing something totally different like hosting for the Star Wars premiere after party.
Who was your favourite event/client that you worked at/with?
So hard to mention only a few. From hotels definitely the Grosvenor House Hotel is my favourite, for promotional work the most memorable was for Samsung virtual reality travel experience at the Park Lane Marriott Hotel. Also from conferences two of the best was for the Discovery Channel and for Facebook.
How did your full time job at Grosvenor House Hotel come about?
I had been working there as an event hostess a couple of times when the C&B operations manager asked me if I were interested about a full time position with them. I couldn’t say no. This hotel is completely different from the others I have been working with. Even the hardest day is fun.
What are the biggest challenges of working in a 5* Hotel?
To always look and be professional. As I am working for the conference and banqueting department sometimes we have long days and lot of things can come up when we are hosting for 2,000 people like last week for the BAFTA’s. Sometimes there is not enough time for a briefing and I have to improvise. Every day is a challenge here, but day by day I am learning and gaining experience for the future.
If you didn’t work in events, what job would you choose?
I would help those who suffer from mental illness; people who feel lost and alone.
What advice would you give to other young people looking for a part-time/full time job in the industry?
I’m young as well and I have been through many things recently. My biggest advice is to never give up, you have to be patient and always promote yourself, even if the job that you are doing right now is not the one.
What is your plan for the future?
After I make the best out of this industry I will try to build something different. There were days when I was told that I wouldn’t make it to the age I am now. It was then that I promised myself that I would help those who are going through same kind of disorders. My plan is to open my own private clinic and provide help for young adults in the future. This won’t happen now but I will get there sooner or later.