Why Qualified Managers Are Not Hired

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Qualified managers, especially in the hospitality industry, then you need to understand why you are not hired for jobs you want.  We asked professionals here, at www.geckohospitality.com, to created a list of the reasons a recruiter may turn down a qualified Candidate. Image is Everything When you walk into the interview does your image fit the… 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 »

Restaurant Manager Resume 101: Get the Job – And Paid Well

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If you want to be a manager in the hospitality industry 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. Your resume is more than a list of skills. It is your… Read more »

You Blew The Job Interview

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It is difficult to handle rejection. If you cannot accept that then you have probably already hit the job ceiling. Successful people learn to handle rejection. ‘The road to success is paved with failures.’ The job interview is not fair. It is not meant to be, and many times the wrong candidate is hired, for… Read more »

Management Job Interview: How Not to Answer Interview Questions

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Many Management Candidates lose a job not by what they say, but how they present their information. There is more to communication than the words you speak. It is an overall package. Management Candidates should be able to express themselves using their facial expressions, body language, and listening skills, as well as their vernacular and… 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 »

How To Build A Hospitality Career After College

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Campus career development services have changed dramatically over the years. This service used to be offered to seniors before graduation but has now shifted to career counselors working with first-year students. However, there are still plenty of graduates who don’t understand how to take what they’ve learned and build a career. This is either because… Read more »

Resume Mistakes That Cost You a Management Position

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A restaurant manager should know how to organize and communicate. This should be reflected in their resume. Unfortunately, too many good managers lose the position because they make the #1 Resume writing mistake – They tell, not sho Resumes are often riddled with statements that ‘tell’. Here are some common examples. Good with people Good… Read more »

Key Duties of a Good Hotel Manager

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The reputation of a hotel often relies on the level of management they deliver. A hotel manager is responsible for the smooth running of the establishment and keeping customers happy so that they return. Hotel management is quite lucrative because typically requires no further higher education after the completion of high school. According to data… 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 »