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 »

The New Best Career Path – Hospitality Industry?

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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 holes… Read more »

Are You Ready To Love Your Hospitality Job?

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Are You Ready To Love Your Job? 69 percent of job seekers would not take a job with a company that has a bad reputation–even if unemployed The average time spent at work is 40 hours a week, so why not find a career that you love? When you are happy and love your job,… Read more »

New Job Jitters

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New Job Jitters The first day at a new job may seem scary but don’t panic! New job jitters are common and are easy to overcome. Following these steps, you should feel more prepared for the new job ahead. Preparing You just got the hospitality job you wanted and you want to celebrate, just don’t… Read more »

Trends In The Hospitality Industry: Hotels

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100 Years Of Trends In The Hospitality Industry: Hotel Edition Hotels have gone through many trends over 100 years. In each decade, styles change and hotels try to stay on top creating the most up-to-date looks. Styles go in and out in the blink of an eye. Here is a look at the evolution of… Read more »