Get Noticed! Add These 4 Things to Your LinkedIn Profile

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As the leading social networking site for professionals, LinkedIn is the perfect platform to promote yourself and seek employment opportunities. Hiring managers and recruiters search the site regularly for promising job candidates, and the networking possibilities can lead to newly opened doors you may not otherwise encounter. Getting discovered on LinkedIn starts with taking the… Read more »

Why Your Resume Hurts Your Job Hunting Prospects

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There are dozens of articles online that help managers in their job hunting journey and writing a resume. Gecko Hospitality has entire sections on career development and career coaching to help their candidates and recruits build a more effective team. But more important, mangers need to cover several different sections of their resumes to prevent… Read more »

5 Resume Mistakes That Cost You the Manager’s Job

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As a career coach, it amazes me how many managers do not know how to write a resume. They don’t know what information they need to present to the job interview professional. I often coach managers and have found some interesting mistakes that they repeat. Here are some ways that your resume can cost a… Read more »

Thinking About a Career Change? Ask Yourself These Questions

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Job hopping is a common topic these days, especially with millennials’ reputation for not staying put very long. On average, people in this age group change jobs four times within their first 10 years out of college. Often, “job hopping” has a negative connotation, especially to older generations. But regularly changing jobs has benefits. It… Read more »

Hospitality Career Opportunities in Florida

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Would you like to be making more than $70 000 within 10 years of leaving university? You can if you live in Florida, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Hospitality Industry. They claim that the hospitality industry is a continuously growing sector. We asked Recruiters at www.geckohospitality.com, whose head offices are… Read more »

Hospitality Management Job Hunting Tip #1

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If you are looking to transition into a management position within the hospitality industry then there are basic skills you need. The difference between losing a job at the interview level, landing a low paying job, and landing a high paying job is not education, experience, or a personality type. There are a few skills… Read more »

Hospitality Management Interview Tip #1

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Step #1 in the job hunting process is impressing the job interviewer. Few restaurant management candidates learn how to do this. Don’t focus on the information you see online that is written for job hunters. Instead, learn what is taught to Human Resources Personnel, the interviewers. If you learn how to view a job interview… Read more »

5 Common 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 manager in the hospitality industry, 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 »

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 »

Job Interview: What Should Be in Your Management Portfolio

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When I am hosting a job interview the first thing I look for is a brief case. There is nothing more intolerant than a management candidate who comes in and sits down, then tries outdated techniques like mirroring my every move, and smiling like their face is frozen.  I often make the decision to dismiss… Read more »