Category Candidates

That Age Perception…

I recently came across some articles from 1987 which discussed the shrinking pool of people working, or willing to work, in the hospitality industry and why we did not tap into the pool of older workers who seemed willing to work but were frequently ignored. Fast forward 35 years and it seems nothing has changed. […]

Employee Loyalty v’s Employer Loyalty…

The ever-present question of loyalty has become more prominent over the past few years with Covid-19 creating havoc in the employment sector, in particular with expats that were on a limited term contract. During recent interviews with candidates, many felt a strong sense of disappointment with their current/past employers who had completely abandoned them during […]

Do’s and Don’ts to Make Recruiters your Friends, not Foes…

Recruiters have always received a fair amount of abuse and criticism from job hunters, particularly when the candidates do not get selected for a job that ‘they think’ they are an ideal fit! A quick google search will uncover lots of opinions including, that recruiters are “trash”, “scum” “liars” “useless” or perhaps the recruiter “ghosted […]

Resumes, Recruitment and the Tedium of the Fundamentals!

About this time of year, every year, we seem to publish an article about resumes and recruitment. “New Year, New You” type articles abound with advice and instructions to get your resume noticed and in front of a recruiter, or what to say at an interview. An article in the Wall Street Journal last year […]

Don’t become a victim of Resume Fatigue!

When chatting recently with a corporate HR executive from a leading international hotel chain, we got onto the subject of resumes and the enormous volume of poor resumes (CV’s) we all receive from candidates. “Did they learn nothing at school?”, she joked, but more seriously said “resume fatigue is a huge problem for all our […]

The only three questions needed for your next interview…

Most people hate having interviews, but it’s also important to realise that those conducting the interviews probably feel the same! Whether the person in front of you is the HR Manager on his/her 10th interview of the day or the manager or department head who has been dragged away from, what seems like a far […]

Is it Time to Polish Up Your Resume?

These are dark times for the global hospitality industry. The Covid-19 pandemic has reached every corner of the world and hospitality has been one of the worst affected industries. Hotels, resorts, bars, restaurants, cafes, all closed or if they are operating, are trading at unsustainable levels. Hotel employees have either been stood down indefinitely or […]

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 […]