Spring’s here, We always talk about spring cleaning at the restaurant, dusting artifacts, redoing landscaping and exterior painting.
How does your restaurant resume look? Maybe it’s time to dust it off and make sure it is ready to send out to prospective employers.
Some of the details you might want to check;
Are dates of employment correct?
Do you have your current employment listed?
Phone number, address and e-mail all correct?
Do you have a current list of references? Often, when we ask for references we find there are incorrect phone numbers or e-mail addresses. Getting in touch with your references is very important for us. More and more we are asked to have reference checks completed along with submitting your resume.
What are your references going to say about you? When was the last time you spoke to your references? It would be great to give them a call and get back in touch. Having a recent discussion with a reference will help remind them what a great manager you were.
Why should you have your resume fresh and ready to go? In the past month I have had calls from 2 long tenured GM’s who found themselves suddenly out of work. One manager was placed quickly, he had his resume ready to go and had great references who spoke very highly of him.
So, dust off that resume, don’t post it or update it on Monster or Career Builder!! Mistakes can happen and your resume could suddenly appear on line without your knowledge.