Am I Considered a Job Jumper?

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The days of staying in one job for more than a year or two are over. For this, we can truly place some blame on millennials, who Gallup calls “The job-hopping generation.” These youthful workers, born between 1980 and 1996, have proven themselves to be the generation most likely to switch jobs. What makes workers… Read more »

What to Do When You Are Scheduled to Work With Someone You Don’t Like

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Grin and bear it. We’ve all had to force ourselves to get along with a co-worker we don’t like but have to work alongside. It may be the person is overbearing or just somehow rubs you the wrong way; no matter what the problem is, you like the job and want to do the work…. Read more »

5 Tricks to Master the Art of Bartender Small Talk

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Most everyone understands that bartenders do more than pour and mix. Have you ever met a surly bartender? Probably not, because most bartenders know they serve an important customer service and business ambassador role when they’re behind the counter. That makes their ability to hold quick and fun conversations with patrons really important to leaving… Read more »

7 Things to Remember After a Rough Day of Working With Customers

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Most hospitality workers have a love/hate relationship with their customers. Our clients are the reason we’re there, but they can also make the job difficult. When something goes wrong with a guest’s meal, room or another amenity, it can sometimes make the job harder – but, dealing with these problems is just part of the… Read more »

Is It Worth It to Be Bilingual in the Hospitality Industry?

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Make no mistake; if you bring more than one language as a job skill to the hospitality industry, it will make you more marketable. U.S. News & World Report says you can expect to receive 10 to 15 percent more pay if you know more than one language. This fact holds true whether the job… Read more »

6 Reasons it Might Be Time to Start Looking for a New Job

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When unemployment stands at less than 4 percent, it’s time to consider all your options. That’s because employees have the power of options at their fingertips. There are simply too many jobs and not enough workers, which opens doors that may normally stay closed in a weaker economy. For employees in the hospitality field, we’ve… Read more »

Feeling Burned Out? Try These Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

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Feeling Burned Out? Try These Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

“Burnout” isn’t a particularly scientific term, but it’s definitely a real condition. It’s a form of deep-seated exhaustion that can result from a prolonged high-stress situation if the stress isn’t effectively managed. For example, there’s “caregiver burnout,” which affects people caring for a disabled or terminally ill loved one. But probably the most common form… Read more »

5 Benefits to Cultivating a Better Relationship With Your Boss

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You’ll probably experience all sorts of relationships with people at work. Some drive your creativity or productivity, some become genuine friendships, and some may be less than pleasant. But it’s important to learn to work with everyone around you, and the relationship with your boss is undoubtedly one of the most significant. It’s just a… Read more »

How to Prove You Are a Qualified Manager

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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 »