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Transferable Job Skills and their Importance for Hospitality and Tourism Graduates

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The hospitality and tourism industry contributes immensely to the economy but can be volatile due to catastrophes such as COVID-19; hence, it is crucial to understand what other sectors are open to hiring hospitality and tourism (HT) graduates and their skills need to succeed in those. This paper aims to understand how having a transferable skillset as an HT graduate can allow individuals to carry their skills from one industry to another. This paper draws results from the LinkedIn profiles of 600 HT North American university graduates, identifying their skillset and the industries in which they are currently employed. The results indicate that HT-educated students are attracted to real estate and educational instructor positions, while the skillset most mentioned are interpersonal, sales, and technology-based skills. Keywords: transferable skills, hospitality graduates, COVID-19
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