Hospitality Managers: Job Interview Mistakes

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We’ve all seen hundreds of articles written for employees starting their career with redundant advice like ‘don’t show up late.’ The internet is full of basic information for anyone who is starting their career. What about people who are vying for hospitality managers jobs earning $75000 range, or higher. What are some of the things… Read more »

Words To Never Say At A Job Interview – For Managers

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There are several words and clichés used from the 70s, 80s, and 90s that when used in today’s job interviews will likely cause a manager to lose the job, today.  Some of these phrases can label you as an unqualified management candidate. Their very use ‘slots’ you in the same way using words out of… Read more »

Words Never To Use in a Job Interview

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Any management candidate will tell you that it is hard enough to survive the job interview process without making blunders which can alter the meaning or intent of the message you are trying to convey. The problem is that there are many single words that are easily misunderstood, or create a personal perception in the… Read more »

Manager’s Resume: Closing the Cover Letter and Resume

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There are two reasons why it is important for a hospitality management candidate to focus on the end of a cover letter, and manager’s resume. By the time most management candidates reach the end of their resume they lose focus. This section seems like the least important part of the resume. This section also seems… Read more »

Hospitality Management Candidates Frustrated With Job Interviews

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The job interview is the most frustrating for a hospitality candidate. The hospitality management candidate is faced with one infuriating road block after another when they prepare for a job interview. Let’s take the housekeeping directory. They need to dress to impress for the job interview. By the time they are in a suit and… Read more »

Why Your Resume Hurts Your Job Hunting Prospects

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There are dozens of articles online that help managers in their job hunting journey and writing a resume. Gecko Hospitality has entire sections on career development and career coaching to help their candidates and recruits build a more effective team. But more important, mangers need to cover several different sections of their resumes to prevent… Read more »

5 Resume Mistakes That Cost You the Manager’s Job

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As a career coach, it amazes me how many managers do not know how to write a resume. They don’t know what information they need to present to the job interview professional. I often coach managers and have found some interesting mistakes that they repeat. Here are some ways that your resume can cost a… Read more »

Restaurant Manager Job Interview: Soft Skills

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We’ve talked about soft skills in this blog before, but It is important for management candidates to understand the difference between soft skills+ and ‘marketable’ soft skills. It is easy to list a lot of soft skills for managers, good communication, ambition, teamwork, dependability and candor.  There is nothing wrong with this list, but it… Read more »