Today, high-level household jobs are being sought by many professionals from varying backgrounds. The household manager is at the very top of the private service field, and it is not rare to see well positioned individuals wanting to change their life and become one. How can you make that happen?
Is There a Specific Route?
To become a household manager (also known as personal house manager), there are no pre-existing routes existing today. You can always find an agency who hires for this job and talk with them. This said, there are things you should focus on, to raise your skills and knowledge, so that it will help you enter this industry. Needs regarding this job vary from one country to another, so you should definitely look into the country’s culture of interest to you regarding household staff before you start developing yourself.
One thing is certain; it is a highly rewarding position on a personal level as well as financially. No wonder so many would like to be hired as a household manager. But let’s clear a few things right away: You will not become a personal house manager if you have no previous experience in the field and this is not a 9 to 5 job.
Learn All You Can in the Field of Hospitality
There are a few schools that can lead you to household positions, but you will still need experience before you can become a personal house manager. Therefore, the best way to start your road to the top is to learn about as many tasks as possible that relate to the field of hospitality. Why? Because household managers will have to take on any role necessary to fill the gaps, if ever there are any that come up.
As an example, let’s say a guest is arriving at the house unexpectedly. The maid is already off duty and you need a room to be impeccable because the person arriving is important. You should be able to prepare the room just like a professional would. Another one could be: The chef just lost a finger cutting it as he was cooking. He heads to the hospital, leaving you to prepare dinner for the family and their guests. Hopefully, you have a few recipes under your belt, so you can take over for him (or find a new chef presto!).
It’s clear: the more hospitality skills and knowledge you will have, the more useful you’ll be to your employer. That means you should know your etiquette code very well and when you’ll need to replace someone, you should do exactly as they would.