Job Seeker MUST KNOW Advice and Tips with Jeremy Nichols

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Are you struggling with how to STAND OUT as a candidate in the current “new normal” that the hospitality industry is facing? Jeremy Nichols shares his MUST KNOW advice and tips for job seekers in this situation. Florida’s Top Hospitality Recruiter, Jeremy Nichols, takes time on a daily basis to help people in his network… 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 »

How to Build the Perfect Resume

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Crafting the perfect resume can be a daunting task. While it is essential to build a document that showcases your experience, you should be able to reallocate the hours spent constructing your resume on the actual job search (or let a Gecko Hospitality recruiter do that for you, for free). A resume is a summary… Read more »

Types of Interviews – In the age of COVID-19, there are many!

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As society tries to move back to the new ‘norm,’ hospitality and restaurant employees are slowly seeing jobs open up. With this new age of ‘social distancing,’ it becomes increasingly challenging to conduct interviews. Regardless, the show must go on! The higher you move up in management, the more varied the job interview process will… Read more »

“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 »