Front Desk Clerk
Keep a hotel running smoothly by greeting guests and answering questions.
Anyone who’s ever been to a big city has probably seen a Doorman — that neatly-dressed employee perched outside a major department store, large apartment building, or hotel. As a Doorman, you open and close the door for each person who passes through, but you also offer a variety of other services. In upscale apartment buildings, for example, residents call before coming down so that you can have a taxi waiting for them.
Opening the door for the same clientele each day gives you ample opportunity to get to know them. You learn where they work, what hobbies they have, and who their family members are. You care, and because of that, you listen and remember pertinent information about the residents.
It’s often your job to make sure nobody bothers them. In a sense, you offer them protection, and you do this by filtering who makes it into the building.
Doormen are also employed in places besides corporate and apartment buildings. You can work in movie theaters and playhouses, collecting tickets and showing customers to their seats. This type of Doorman is commonly referred to as an Usher.
At a nightclub, you’re often called a Bouncer. In this position, you check the IDs of customers entering the nightclub. And you’re also on hand when security is needed to handle a customer causing a ruckus.
As you can see, there are many facets to the job of a Doorman. You go by many other titles — Greeter (think Walmart), Concierge, Bellhop, Porter. Whatever name you answer to though, you’re always that friendly person by the door, ready with a smile and a helping hand.