Category Candidates

Are Opinions Worth Listening to?

Throughout my life I have been known to have an opinion about almost everything! I guess that’s the way I was brought up, to speak my mind, and I have done that even when my opinions have not been sought or when they can be construed as being somewhat controversial. In the oh so ‘politically […]

“I’m Motivated!” and other Words and Phrases you Need to Banish from your Next CV!!!

If you are about to update your resume/CV, now is the ideal time to remove and replace all the banal, cliched and mind-numbing expressions from this important document. Yes, with so much formality in a CV it can be hard to avoid all the dumb and meaningless phrases and expressions, but spare a thought for […]

Hotel Consolidation Continues Unabated – but who gains from the creation of a hospitality oligarchy?

It seems that the hotel industry consolidation which started several years, is likely to gather pace, despite the fact that takeover targets are becoming harder to find. It would probably take the entire article to list all of the mergers and acquisition from the past few years, but some of the major ones include: – […]

Successful Telephone Interviewing – 101!

Telephone interviews are still very common when it is not easy or practical for a face to face interview for some reason.  They are very much the same as having a face to face interview but there are subtle differences that you need to be aware of to make a good impression. Some of these […]

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. […]