Category Candidates

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 […]

“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 […]