Category Candidates

Putting a value on a resume…

Anyone involved in recruitment, hiring of staff and employment matters generally, understands the work that goes into sourcing, shortlisting and recruiting candidates for a particular position. Drafting job specifications, preparing job ads, reviewing applications, screening candidates, setting up interview times/dates, checking references and for a recruiter, briefing the candidate for his first meeting with a […]

Do you have a Rubbish Resume?

Why do you think they say a recruiter spends just 6 or 7 seconds for an initial screening of a candidate resume/CV? I think it has a lot to do with the fact that most of them are rubbish! Place any job advert online and wait for the avalanche of garbage! Applications from unqualified candidates […]

Are you an Out of the Box Thinker?

“Out of the Box Thinker” – this is a phrase used often in advertisements, job specifications and during search assignments, but is it just another cliché or is it something real to be discovered and nurtured? According to the various dictionaries it means “to think differently, unconventionally and look at an issue from an outside […]

Fresh talent, where are you?

Where are you, the talent of the future, the creative Pastry Chef, the out of box thinking chef or the hotelier that is more than just a number cruncher? Looking back over the past few years I can’t get past the thought that we are lacking fresh new talent, in particular in the culinary area. […]

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 […]