Category Candidates

There is a new wind blowing – perhaps a cold breeze of change?

It looks like a new era is fast approaching in the hotel industry and this has worrying implications for professional hoteliers, General Managers in particular… The purchase and acquisition of a number of medium sized international hotel companies by the industry megaliths over the past 18 months has resulted in an unprecedented consolidation in the […]

What You Need To Know Before Your Next Job Interview…

The job of a manager in the hospitality industry is never done. An increasing complex environment, the 24/7 nature of the work, the digital age driving the necessity for instant response or action, health & safety, budgets, staff counselling, endless administration, oh and I nearly forgot, guests…need I go on? Whether it’s the GM or […]

Gaining and Giving respect… in an industry that offer so many opportunities

I recently read an article that evaluated the job requirements for positions in various industries and to my surprise the hospitality industry is still considered to be in its infancy. Much has changed since the 70s and 80s when it was commonplace to move from a dishwasher to a General Manager and if you were […]

Dear Applicant…

In my quest to make our industry a better place and following some recent (and more frequently occurring) signs of inaccuracy in candidate resumes and applications, I have written an open letter, pleading for applicants to read and react…Potential employers might also take note for future reference! Dear Applicant Thank you so much for sending […]

Did they really just say that??

As a global hospitality recruiter, we have the pleasure to connect with people from all nationalities, backgrounds and cultures. This is largely a pleasurable experience, but occasionally we come across things and people that just make us scratch our heads with disbelief and sometimes amusement… Here are some extracts from actual candidate resumes & emails […]

How to Ace your Video Job Interview…

Video job interviews were once the only ‘go to’ method for remote interviewing, where, for logistic or cost saving reasons, an employer would conduct all or part of the candidate screening process via systems such as Skype. Today video calling has become mainstream with a myriad of options available to everyone. Most people have access […]

Is poor etiquette killing your job chances? 

It is with passion that we, recruiters, read through resumes that come across our desk. This is especially true when seeking candidates for a very specific job which is proving difficult to fill and where quality candidates are as rare as a diamond without flaws. There are many ‘rough diamonds’ out there and available, but […]

Common Interview Questions – Their Meaning and Ideal Answers – Pt 2

In previous posts we have discussed, at some length, the importance of preparation when attending a job interview, whether that is face to face, by Skype or phone. Part of this preparation includes knowing the most common questions asked in interviews, and understanding why they are asked, so that you can prepare an appropriate response. […]