At IHG, we value the individual passions and talents of our people. We create an environment where you can grow and develop and make a difference. We call this Room to be Yourself. Whether your passion is scuba diving or flower arranging, if you can bring the same level of passion, energy and excitement to work, then we’re interested in you.
With hotels and offices in nearly 100 countries around the world, we have a lot of people who have happily moved to live, work and experience different cultures around the world with us. However, we do not automatically sponsor candidates for work permits and visas to work in a new country.
In most of the countries in which IHG operates, you need to be at least 18 to work with us. However, it is best to check directly with the specific hotel to find out the current local employment laws for that region. Find your local IHG property by going to www.ihg.com.
Our Careers Web site is continually updated to include new opportunities within IHG and our many brands:
Log into www.ihg.com/careers and register as a new user. You will receive a user name and password that should be keep in a safe place for future reference (you need this information to apply for job openings.)
Select your search criteria and click ‘Search’.
Once you are in our IHG Careers site, simply use the drop down boxes to choose the career you are interested in and the location(s) where you would like to work.
After logging in/registering, you must complete the Job Application form by providing your contact information, attaching your resume/CV (if available) and answering questions specific to the job.
When you apply for a position on this site you will receive an e-mail confirmation acknowledging our receipt of your application. Recruiters review candidate pools to identify those candidates whose experiences and qualifications most closely match the position specifications. Due to overwhelming response to many of our positions, it might take a litte while before we can contact you to apprise you of the status of your candidacy. We appreciate your patience as we carefully review each candidate’s background and credentials – including yours – against the experience and qualifications sought for the opportunity. If you are identified to move forward in the process, you will be contacted by a Recruiter, who will outline the next steps of the process. If you are not identified to move forward, you still may be contacted about other opportunities that align with your profile and/or interests. Your profile will remain on record for up to three years after you create or edit it. You can update your profile at any time. Should your profile match any new job openings, we may contact you via email to see if you have interest in those openings.
You will be notified about new opportunities as soon as they are posted on our site, as long as they reflect the interests and preferences you indicated in your Career Profile.
If you did not subscribe to automatic notifications and you wish to activate this feature, check the box on page 1 of My Employment Preferences on your Career Profile next to "Send an email notification whenever a new position matching this profile I posted”. If you elect not to receive notifications, you will then need to manually visit our Careers Web site to view new opportunities.
Follow the instructions on the e-mail notification you received and click the appropriate link to view the job description. The link will take you directly to the specific position on this site.
If you decide to apply, click "Apply on this position" on the Job Description page. Log in with your user name and password. You will be asked to answer specific questions related to this position. Any information previously included in your Career Profile will be displayed in the job application form. You must complete all pages of the job application form and view the Thank You screen to submit your information. Once you complete the application process, you will receive an e-mail confirming our receipt of your information.
If the specific job does not appear when you click the link in the e-mail, the position has been filled or is no longer available.
Yes, you must apply for each position. Information contained in your Career Profile will be pre-populated in your application (and available to edit) but you will also be asked to provide additional information specifically related to the position you are applying for.
In addition to your resume/CV, your Career Profile contains general information about your career preferences and interests. When applying for a specific position, you need to provide additional information as it relates to the position you are applying for. The recruiter and hiring manager need this information to assess the ‘best fit’ between your specific skills and experiences and the skills and experiences required for the position.
Generally speaking, there is no prescribed set time limit for responding to a job listing. Posting periods vary and depend on a number of factors, including the type or location of a position and/or the hiring manager’s timeframe to fill it. Because of the high volume of candidates who typically apply for posted positions, we recommend you respond quickly if you have an interest in a position.
When you click on a job opening to view the details, you will see the requisition number to the right of the job title.
Generally speaking, positions that appear on this site are open and active, even though the interview process for some may have begun.
If you do not see a particular position, it has been filled or it is no longer available.
In order to remove your profile from our database, please visit our website at www.ihg.com/careers to permanently remove your profile from our system including all current and historical applications, job searches and system generated correspondence. Click on ‘Update Your Profile’, choose ‘I Accept’ to the IHG Privacy Statement, log in, click on ‘Create a Profile’ directly under your name in the upper right side of the screen. Now click the ‘Deactivate’ button. You are finished.
Absolutely, and we hope you do. Click on the job you think your friend may have interest in. Then look to the left of our screen, under the Tools heading, for ‘Tell a Friend’. A pop-up box will appear asking for your friend’s information. Fill in your friend’s name and email address and we will send them the link to the page you were viewing. Your friend must then actually apply for the position in order to be considered for it.
Resumes/CVs submitted through our employee referral program reside in our proprietary talent database, a primary source of talent for our Recruiters when searching for the best talent to fill our positions.
It is important to note that to be considered for specific positions, a referred candidate must apply directly via this Web site to positions of interest, even is he/she has been referred. When applying for positions, a referred candidate will be asked to answer position-specific questions and may submit an updated resume at that time. If the candidate does not apply and fill out the position-specific questions, they will not be considered for the position.
Yes. By having your Career Profile in our database, you maximize the opportunity for your resume/CV to be reviewed (and potentially matched to positions) by Recruiters throughout the IHG brands and corporate offices. To further increase your opportunity to be considered, we also recommend you visit this Web site regularly and apply for those positions in which you are interested. For more proactive searching, be sure to use the "Notification" feature to alert you via e-mail when new opportunities that match your interests become available.
If your question was not answered in this FAQ, please contact the location where the job opening resides.
One of the most common reasons for difficulty in accessing our site is that the browser settings on your PC may not be compatible with the level of encryption that we use on our site. We encrypt our pages to ensure the protection and privacy of all candidates who submit information via our Web site.
Our site requires 128-bit encryption; your browser settings should be configured to have PCT 1.0, SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 enabled. If you are having difficulty logging into your Career Profile, it may be a password issue. Refer to the FAQ regarding password resets.
Since resumes/CVs are an asset when applying for a specific position, it is important to ensure your resume/CV is entered into your Career Profile.
If you are having trouble copying/pasting your resume/CV, log in to your Career Profile and go to the "Resume/CV" page. Open your resume/CV in Microsoft Wordtm (or other compatible software), highlight it, and select "copy." Go back to your Career Profile and paste your resume/CV in the space provided. Your resume/CV should then appear.
IHG has been made aware of communications (principally email-based) from bogus employment agencies falsely claiming to recruit on behalf of InterContinental Hotels Group and IHG-branded hotels to attract job applicants from overseas. These operations fraudulently acquires payment from interested applicants for such things as fees, work permits, visas or employment checks.
Characteristics of these emails include:
To ensure that all recruitment activity is carried out by authorised representatives of IHG or IHG managed hotels,IHG always adheres to the following when recruiting from overseas:
If in doubt about any offer of employment, please contact the IHG HR team at the hotel or office to which the offer relates. Relevant contact information can be found on our website at www.ihg.com.
If you believe you may have received a fraudulent communication along these lines please contact us on Global.eCareers@ihg.com
We recommend that you do not enter into correspondence with anyone making unsolicited offers of employment on behalf of IHG hotels or any other part of the InterContinental Hotels Group.
Ideally, you should be authorised to work wherever you are applying to work. We do not automatically sponsor candidates through the process of work permits and visas to a new country. Visit our Careers site and take advantage of the ‘Select a Location (Country) drop down list. It will show the opportunities available in each country.
IHG does not accept unsolicited resumes/CVs from agencies; we only accept candidates from those agencies which we are partnering with on a specific search.
Yes. IHG does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, gender identity or expression or any status in any group protected by Country specific, federal, state and local laws.
Please email our support team with your request, including your contact information so that they can follow up with you.
Last updated 26 July 2013