Best Ways to Ask Your Manager for the Raise You Deserve


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Asking for a raise gives most people anxiety. However, it doesn’t have to. If you’ve never done it, you should know right up front that there are good and bad ways to conduct yourself during this process. In this blog, we will give you some of our best tips on the best ways to ask… Read more »

How to Respond to a Hospitality Recruiter on LinkedIn



If you have a LinkedIn profile, you probably already understand that this business-centric social media platform is a great tool for recruiters to reach out to potential candidates. They do this all day long. If you’re in hospitality, chances are you’ve probably heard from a recruiter or two. You might feel a little awkward responding… Read more »

How Easy is it For Me to Transfer Jobs Between Hotel Locations?



One of the benefits of working in a large national hotel chain is that there are often opportunities across the system to apply for new roles and transfer to another location. Although every hotel chain is different, this article will help you understand the general process of transferring jobs between hotel locations. Why Would I… Read more »

5 Qualities Corporate Event Planners Must Have



There are nearly 150,000 professional corporate and party planning companies around the U.S. There are also event planners in large enterprise organizations around the globe. Event planning requires some incredibly diverse skills, from people management to organization, planning, and even an understanding of technology. What qualities do corporate event planners have that make them skilled… Read more »

What Do I Need for My Taxes If I Filed for Unemployment?



There is probably not a single American on the planet that likes taxes. Each year, the tax code changes so there is nothing easy about the filing process. Over the past year, many Americans filed for unemployment—some of them for the first time. As we near tax season, we thought it would be a good… Read more »

How to Leverage Short-Term Hospitality Work to Advance Your Career



There is good news on the horizon for the hospitality field: It’s predicted that the industry will bounce back from COVID with a vengeance. This means that if you’ve been affected by a COVID layoff, there is work in the hospitality field that could help keep you moving forward. This article will help you understand… Read more »

What’s in It for Me as a Franchisee?


The latest data shows there were nearly 800,000 franchise establishments in the United States worth more than $760 billion and employing more than eight million people. The majority of these businesses are quick-service restaurants, but they also consist of restaurants, commercial and residential services, and real estate. Franchise owners make lucrative livings from these established… Read more »

Answering Your Questions about COVID-19 & The Hospitality Job Market


Who could have predicted how 2020 would turn out? The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped our world in ways we couldn’t have imagined at the beginning of the year. The long-term effects of a virus that’s still out there eight months later are that brick-and-mortar retailers, airlines, restaurants, and the hotel industry are all struggling. Politico says… Read more »

Career Crafting & Job Drafting


Getting back to work after months of being furloughed or laid off can seem daunting. With so many others in the job pool, how do you find the right job for you and also make sure you stand out? This month, NACE – Charlotte Chapter invited Megan Applegate to touch on these topics in their… Read more »

Tips To Have a Successful Video Job Interview


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Are you preparing for your next video job interview? It is becoming more common for companies to conduct online interviews through video platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Skype. You might think a video interview is casual or informal; however, it is just as important as an in-person interview. Below are tips to have… Read more »