“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 »

So, a Recruiter Messaged You on LinkedIn. Now What?

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If a recruiter reaches out to you on a social media platform like LinkedIn, it can feel a little awkward if you’re not used to responding. But you should respond, even if you’re not looking for a job. There are good ways and bad ways to respond of course, but no matter the status of… Read more »

Are You Being Paid What You Should?

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Everyone wants more money. But how do you know if you’re being paid enough in your current position? Google can usually tell you what the salary ranges are for a generic “hospitality staffing wages” search. But that’s only a basic glimpse into what criteria employers use to pay you. What are the other factors that… 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 »

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 »