Category Candidates

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. […]

Beware of the Grammar Police – they may be reading your job application!

I have a confession to make. I am married to a member of the grammar police and I think it’s beginning to change my life!!!! I think we have all fallen foul of the grammar police from time to time. I blame Bill Gates and Microsoft for constantly incorrectly, correcting my spelling and grammar, even when I […]

From Hotelier to President….a comparison not to be taken lightly!

So, hotelier Donald Trump is President – who would have thought and who said our industry doesn’t provide opportunities? Well at least it does in the United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave! With a new President recently installed, the world is waiting to see how he will […]

Gazing into the Crystal Ball… what’s in store for the hospitality industry in 2017

Each and every year between November and February I watch with interest to see the various reviews of the past year and predictions for the year ahead. Will the hospitality industry live to survive another year? What will be the next ‘big thing’ or destination? Will it be massive development for luxury resorts or the […]

Why so Pretentious? The Continuing Decline of the Restaurant Menu…

Growing up in the UK I recall a big push in the late 70’s and early 80’s for the adoption of “plain English”. The idea of this radical movement was to translate centuries of incomprehensible jargon, gobbledygook and corruption of the language into a simple understandable form that real people read, write and speak. The […]

Observations of an Independent Holiday Traveller…Part 1

Au contraire to many opinions, the independent traveller still exists! On a recent journey through Europe and further on to the Middle East I had several experiences that I would like to share – experiences that I found worth sharing for a number of reasons. To start, airports & tourist attractions… Airports and tourist attractions […]

Hospitality Expat Extinction??

It seems we are approaching another cycle of expat extinction judging by the number of enquiries and job searches in recent weeks. There have been an unusually high number of expats looking for work from Macau with the government putting severe restrictions on the issuing of new work permits due to the difficult economic conditions […]