Restaurant Manager Job Interview : System Theory

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This article continues our ‘job interview‘ series for restaurant managers who are working up the ladder into a hospitality management or director position.  No hotel or restaurant runs smoothly without a plan. Many qualified candidates lose the job because they don’t understand what information the interviewer is looking for. Example: Job Interviewer, ‘How would you… 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 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 »

Job Interview Traps

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When a Recruiter, Human Resources Interviewer, or even the receptionist starts acting friendly, be careful. A job interview is not designed for you to tell the job interview host more about yourself. They are designed to catch you in a lie, find holes in your skill set, or determine what your work ethic and passions… 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 »

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 »

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 There is nothing more intolerant than a management candidate who comes in and sits down, then tries outdated techniques like mirroring my every move, and smiling like their face is frozen.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 »

Essential Job Interview Advice For Restaurant Manager Professionals

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Job interviews can be a nerve-racking experience but it is important to try and retain your composure by being fully prepared in order to prove that you are the right person for the Restaurant Management position.