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2018 Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Convention Gecko Hospitality This year we are proud to announce our presence at the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Convention. Gecko Hospitality has a long standing with many groups and associations across North America, and this adds one more!   One of our top recruiters, Michael Chamberlain-Torres, had the… Read more »

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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 »

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Conferences for hotel and hospitality professionals are an excellent way to keep current on — and even a step ahead of — new developments relating to industry trends, technologies, guest expectations, sales and marketing, and more. If you’re a career hotel staffer, or you’re looking to break into a management or other senior-level positions, attending… Read more »

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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 »

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Communication is the lifeblood of any organization, and one of the most important aspects is management clearly communicating responsibilities and expectations to all employees. This certainly holds true in keeping a restaurant running smoothly and consistently, and for ensuring great customer experiences. Eliminating common communication errors also helps reduce turnover — a persistent struggle in… Read more »

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Job hopping is a common topic these days, especially with millennials’ reputation for not staying put very long. On average, people in this age group change jobs four times within their first 10 years out of college. Often, “job hopping” has a negative connotation, especially to older generations. But regularly changing jobs has benefits. It… Read more »

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This article continues our ‘job interview‘ series for restaurant managers who are working up the ladder into a hospitality management or director position.  No hotel or restaurant runs smoothly without a plan. Many qualified candidates lose the job because they don’t understand what information the interviewer is looking for. Example: Job Interviewer, ‘How would you… Read more »

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Most of the resumes submitted to job websites, and forwarded for management jobs, are from unqualified candidates. All professionals want to move up the job ladder. But reaching too high, too quickly can leave candidates feeling less valuable, or unqualified for the job. Before walking away, take the time to assess where you are on… Read more »

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Hcareers recently released its Hospitality Employment Trend Report for Q2 2018. As usual, the anticipated report identifies some important employment trends currently affecting the hospitality industry. Let’s take a quick look at some of the noteworthy revelations from the report, and what they mean for industry employers. Hospitality Is an Industry of Job Opportunity Employment… Read more »