“I make more on unemployment”

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…not so fast! As a recruiter in the hospitality industry for the past 16+ years I have placed talented managers, chefs, and executives with some of New England’s best restaurants, hotel, catering, entertainment, and grocery companies. As businesses begin to open back up again, I am hearing people say they don’t want to go back… Read more »

How to Make Your Boss Love You in 3… 2… 1…

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Managing up is an important skill. Employees must work on the relationship with their boss, by managing interactions and getting the job done well in addition to doing the job at hand. If workers can make their boss love them, they may reap the benefit of raises, promotions later on, so the extra effort is… Read more »

The Biggest Employee Turn-Offs, As Told by Hiring Managers

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Hiring managers, recruiters, and employers see a lot when they’re busy interviewing candidates for a position. Finding top talent is always a challenge and these professionals spend an inordinate amount of time on the candidate selection process. It is inevitable during the rigors of hiring that we run across candidates that simply aren’t a fit…. Read more »

New Year, New Salary? 4 Ways to Earn a Raise

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We get a lot of things from working. There’s the camaraderie of meeting new people and the benefits of learning new skills. But the truth is, we’re also in it for the money and the opportunity to increase our paychecks. But the hospitality industry is increasingly competitive, and budgets are tight. This makes earning a… Read more »

Why You Might Not Be Getting That Restaurant Job…

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If you’ve been applying to restaurant jobs and you’re not finding a fit, something might be wrong. There are plenty of jobs available in the field for line cooks, chefs, and front of house roles like hosting or waitstaff. If you’ve been sending out your resume or stopping in and filling out applications and you’re… Read more »

Who is the Best Person to Ask for a Professional Reference?

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During the interview process, most potential employers ask you to supply them with a list of references. This list is very important as the icing on the interview cake; therefore, picking the wrong reference will make it more unlikely that you get the offer. While you may list an employer, you can also list personal… Read more »

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 »