Even though you probably shouldn’t, chances are high you really do judge a book by the cover. Studies show that new acquaintances, employers and colleagues make assumptions about all kinds of things just because of how you look. Those first impressions are hard to overcome, which is exactly why new applicants to any job should… Read more »
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Job Interview Tools: Employee Handbook One of the best ways to win a job interview is by showing your skills, not just telling what you can do. It also leaves something tangible other than your resume. The first rule of thumb is offer, but do not force. This is not the time to be pushy…. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
What went wrong? There are several errors that can affect the outcome of an interview.
Many candidates who wish to take the next step in their Hospitality Management careers submit their usual resumes to recruitment agencies, but then wonder why they are not being invited to attend any interviews.