Think of paradise and images that are synonymous with Hawaii will probably run through your head; exotic flora, beautiful beaches, big waves and grandiose volcanoes. Couple these images with nice weather, and a plethora of hotels and resorts. And you have more than just paradise, but a great environment for finding employment within the hospitality industry.
Hawaii is a unique destination in that their high season is not necessarily when the islands experience the best weather, but rather when other areas of the world experience some of their worst. As a result, high season in Hawaii, when the islands get the greatest number of visitors, is mid-December to early April. Off season tends to be mid-April to mid-June, and early September to mid-December - ironically, considered to be the months that experience the best weather on the islands.
In preparation for high season, hotels and resorts in Hawaii will typically increase staffing levels in late November. As the last two weeks of December see the highest number of visitors to the island, resorts want enough time to train new staff members and work out any kinks. For job seekers, understanding this seasonality is important in order to maximize hiring opportunities. Although the perfect hospitality job could become available at any moment, the chances will always be greater as a resort increases staffing levels.
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The six islands of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii's Big Island make up the state of Hawaii. Although there are many similarities from island to island, there are also many unique
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