Malene Rydahl, 37, is director of corporate communications for Hyatt Hotels. She lives in Paris
WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE?
I run the public relations and communications campaigns for 54 hotels across the UK, Europe, Russia and the Middle East. I’m responsible for Hyatt’s reputation and image.
WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
Travelling. My contacts book is packed with industry names and my fave places to visit around the world.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEBODY JUST STARTING OUT IN PR
You have to be very diplomatic. When you work in communications, everybody in the company will come to your office with questions at some point. You have to know what to say at the right moment. Sometimes I feel like a psychologist!
WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR FITTING INTO AN OFFICE?
Watch how others work around you. Understand who your boss is, their habits and how they like to work, then adjust the way you work, too.
HOW CAN AN INTERVIEW CANDIDATE STAND OUT?
By visiting a Hyatt hotel and some of our competitors, too. Pop in for a coffee and watch the service and values of the company in action. Whatever role you’re applying for, knowing how the business works and having something constructive to say about it will set you apart. For more information, visit hyatt.jobs
(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘So you want to be a hairdresser’ in Issue 29th April 2013, I did not write this!)
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