As with any holiday resort there are lots of hotels and apartments which need staff for the summer. Whilst some do take new people on each year it can be very difficult to get hotel jobs in Ayia Napa. The Cypriot government has recently put incentives in place for employers to take Cypriot nationals over foreigners to reduce un-employment so there are fewer positions available. Prior to this, many hotel jobs were filled by European citizens who either had excellent qualifications in the hospitality industry or were willing to do the least desirable jobs for low pay. Some apartment complexes will still take receptionists with language skills suitable to their clientele, so Russian speakers and Scandinavian languages speakers may have more success in getting a position than those with just English or Greek. Hotel staff are usually required to work the whole season, April to October, and will need to be registered with immigration and the social insurance department. Hotel staff are generally fairly low paid compared to full time jobs in Western Europe but may come with benefits such as free meals or accommodation included.
Skills Required – To get a job in a hotel you will need to have specific skills that they may not be able to find in
the local workforce. Languages, especially Russian, are desirable. Qualifications in the hospitality, catering or tourism fields will also be to your advantage. Larger hotels may also look for children’s club staff, entertainers, bar flair or cocktail mixologists, silver service waiting staff, beauticians and hairdressers.
How to apply – Send a CV directly to the hotel. Some may accept CV’s via email although some are rather old fashioned and prefer postal applications. You could go directly to the hotel once you are in resort and speak with the manager. If doing this you will need to dress in a businesslike fashion and have your CV with you.
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