In my opinion a hotel marketing employee should posses a series of characteristics in order to be successful. A successful person should know how to use his qualities and develop them and repair flaws that might interfere with his job. I believe that the most important quality in being successful is ambition and perseverance. A successful person should be highly motivated and never give up to whatever might occur. Besides, he should have a developed sense of purpose and be willing to go “the extra mile” to achieve his goal. Optimism and enthusiasm is a must in any career because it is the most motivating feeling and brings out the best of every employee. Working in the sales and marketing department requires various skills related to creativity. Innovation is what makes a good employee, excellent. Every company is searching for creative minds that are able to bring fresh and original ideas that will make the company unique. A successful employee in the marketing department should also be very self conscious and confident, he should not be afraid to speak his mind and share his ideas because great things might come from small ideas. I also believe that every employee should have perfect etiquette and appearance because it represents the company he works at. Making a good impression is very important in the marketing department and interpersonal skills are highly important. The employee should know how to advertise his products and the best way to do that is to be a true believer in his products. I also believe that in order to be a successful person, not only in the job but also in life, each one should be honest, sincere and ethical beyond reproach. It is the only way to gain people’s trust and maintain it!