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 »

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 »

8 of the Highest-Paying Jobs in the Hospitality Industry

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Serving guests in the hospitality industry may not seem like a noble profession. But in fact, there is something that feels like a giveback in our efforts to serve customers by making their vacation or even just a meal a comfortable and relaxing experience. Beyond the good feeling that comes from serving people, though, there… Read more »

CEO Advice for Director and Management Candidates

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The best advice for job hunters is to ask the professionals who have already made it what they did to stand out from the crowd. How did they get to the top? The answers will surprise you, especially as they go against what the typical job hunting blogs tell you to do. In this article… Read more »

Secrets to Landing $100 000 Hospitality Management Jobs

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There are more jobs in the $75 000 + than most people realize. Management is one of the fastest growing industries. The Hospitality industry is no exception. With Hospitality Management Jobs are responsible for over 2.5% of the GNP, and growing, the demand is increasing, but so is the talent base. An industry that is… Read more »

Hospitality Manager 101: Why You Lost The Job

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A hospitality manager is a breed apart. They have a little charisma, a lot of courage, and a little bit of moxie. But in reality, a manager is someone who can be ‘on the job’ in all aspects and never ‘let the balls drop.’  There are several things that signal ‘red flags’ for Human Resources…. Read more »

Hospitality Manager Job – Survive vs Well Paid

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If you want to be a hospitality manager then you need to take off the rose-colored glasses and take a hard look at the job- not as a worker sees it, but as the owners and investors see it. Financial Planning There is a reason why a financial manager can earn a median of $117,000 and… Read more »

5 Common Job Interview Mistakes for Hospitality Managers

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The internet is full of lists of interview mistakes. Most are generic, which is you are a hospitality manager in the USA, you already know is the death knell. Never go into a job interview and be vague, or over explain, and expect to leave the board room with your job. Review Your (Relevant) Qualifications… Read more »

How Manager Candidates Ruin The Job Interview Before You Arrived

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Management Candidates are often vying for high 5, and sometimes 6 figure jobs. The employer isn’t looking for a qualified Candidate. Really, they are not. What they are looking for is someone who can make them a good return on their investment. If the company invests $100 000 in your salary then how much can… Read more »

What You Need to Know About the Salary History Bans

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There are currently nine US cities, states, and territories that have banned (or soon may ban) salary inquiries from the interview and hiring process. Historically, a candidate was asked for their desired salary or salary range at some point during the interview process. These salary history bans make a direct inquiry with a candidate about… Read more »