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 »

Hospitality Industry Career Development

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A successful career doesn’t happen. The Hospitality industry career development is cutthroat, because the industry has more talent than needed. If you want to land at the top you need to make some solid decisions. Where do you start? The ManageFirst Program, by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and managed by National Restaurant… Read more »

The New Best Career Path – Hospitality Industry

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Hospitality Mid-level Managers and University grads often pigeon-hole the hospitality industry as a place where you work while putting yourself through university, or to fill resume gaps. This leaves some of the best talent missing some good career advancement moves. Your career doesn’t need to stall. Robert Krzak, www.geckohospitality.com shares some insights that will prevent… Read more »

March Your Way To A Pay Raise

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March Your Way To A Pay Raise   Know Your Value The first thing you should do is build your case as to why you deserve this pay raise. Prepare yourself to make a list of your accomplishments and specific contributions to the company. You can create a portfolio and showcase your work, or use… Read more »