Hospitality & Restaurant Management Job Search & Resume Tips

Resume, interview and job search tips for Chefs, Hospitality & Restaurant Managers

Dress Like The Hospitality Professional That You Are!!

· Interviewing

Recently I had the opportunity to meet with a client at a Restaurant Management Career Fair. Looking around, the job candidates were looking sharp in their suits, shirt & ties, slacks, skirts, etc. They all presented very professional images.

As the client and I continued to talk, we both noticed a job candidate enter the event who appeared to be at once both prepared and unprepared for interviewing.

We could see he came well equipped with an envelope full of nice looking resumes (I made it a point to peek over his shoulder), a couple of pens, and a smile on his face. All signs of excellent interview preparation.

The problem was that he seemed to have left his sense of personal image at home. [Read more →]

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Before Posting Your Resume Online…

· Restaurant/Hospitality Resumes

Do you really want your resume hanging out like a Peking Duck in the sun?

Posting your resume online sometimes means giving up more control over your personal and professional information than you may have thought. Before posting your resume online, here are a few things you should think about and/or do in order to protect yourself and your job if you are currently employed. [Read more →]

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Things To Be Aware Of When Working With A Headhunter

· Working w/ Recruiters

Though a Headhunter’s ultimate goal is to place good managers and chefs with good restaurants and hospitality companies, there are couple of things job candidates should be aware of and understand when working with an independent recruiter. [Read more →]

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Hospitality & Restaurant Career Fairs

· Interviewing, Job Search

Restaurant & Hospitality Management Career Fairs (aka Job Fairs) offer you two great opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else in your job search — the chance to meet and interview face-to-face with restaurant management recruiters from multiple restaurants, hotels, or clubs in one place, in one day.

The second, less obvious opportunity, is the chance to quickly improve and hone your interviewing skills. This is the topic we will discuss here. [Read more →]

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Submitting A Resume – DIY

· Job Search, Restaurant/Hospitality Resumes

Want to start off on the right foot when applying for a new restaurant management, chef, or ??? position?

Then DO NOT have your spouse, girl/boyfriend, significant other, or whomever submit your resume or call about job opportunities for you. Do it yourself! [Read more →]

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