Interested in a career in a hotel? The Marriott Hotel Chain launched their Jobs and Careers Facebook page last month with the inclusion of their very own Facebook game, My Marriott Hotel.
While nothing like the force that is a Zynga game (no money grubbing fingers or forced socializations here), this focuses more on attracting interest in the hotel industry and giving future employees an idea of what they’ll be getting into.
Right now the game only allows you to work in the Marriott kitchen, buying ingredients and equipment, hiring staff and churning out orders, but the game promises of an expansion to other areas of the hotel industry.
Marriott’s marketing plan seems to be to use this game to draw in prospective employees, with the option to ‘Do It For Real’ as a tab in the game. This takes you to the Marriott’s careers page to apply for a job.
Overall, it’s a simple, yet addictive game (at least for me). I’m curious to see where it goes.
It is also a great example of how large companies are using Facebook and gaming to promote themselves and recruit employees. Be prepared to see a lot more of this in the future.
Note: You have to give the game access to your basic personal information and secure browsing has to turn off to use the game.