This is the Best Time of the Day to Apply for Jobs

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Sending out scores of job applications without receiving a response is no fun. If you’re not receiving positive responses despite sending out well-written resumes, it’s quite possible that you’ve been sending out applications at the wrong times. In fact, applying for new positions after work hours could end up sabotaging your chances of getting hired…. Read more »

Job Seeker MUST KNOW Advice and Tips with Jeremy Nichols

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Are you struggling with how to STAND OUT as a candidate in the current “new normal” that the hospitality industry is facing? Jeremy Nichols shares his MUST KNOW advice and tips for job seekers in this situation. Florida’s Top Hospitality Recruiter, Jeremy Nichols, takes time on a daily basis to help people in his network… Read more »

Tips To Have a Successful Video Job Interview

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Are you preparing for your next video job interview? It is becoming more common for companies to conduct online interviews through video platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Skype. You might think a video interview is casual or informal; however, it is just as important as an in-person interview. Below are tips to have… Read more »

How to Build the Perfect Resume

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Crafting the perfect resume can be a daunting task. While it is essential to build a document that showcases your experience, you should be able to reallocate the hours spent constructing your resume on the actual job search (or let a Gecko Hospitality recruiter do that for you, for free). A resume is a summary… Read more »

Getting Back to Work: Streamline a Fast Onboarding Process

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As we look ahead at the coming months and adjust to a ‘new normal’ in our business from the effects of COVID-19, it’s important to make sure there is a structured onboarding process for new employees who will be joining the organization. Onboarding is the process of acquiring and assimilating employees into your organization. Having… Read more »

Types of Interviews – In the age of COVID-19, there are many!

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As society tries to move back to the new ‘norm,’ hospitality and restaurant employees are slowly seeing jobs open up. With this new age of ‘social distancing,’ it becomes increasingly challenging to conduct interviews. Regardless, the show must go on! The higher you move up in management, the more varied the job interview process will… Read more »

“I Make More On Unemployment”

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…not so fast! As a recruiter in the hospitality industry for the past 16+ years I have placed talented managers, chefs, and executives with some of New England’s best restaurants, hotel, catering, entertainment, and grocery companies. As businesses begin to open back up again, I am hearing people say they don’t want to go back… Read more »

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

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Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs,… Read more »

Can I Have a Flexible Schedule in the Hospitality Industry?

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Schedule flexibility is increasingly important to every worker, including those in the hospitality industry. As an industry, the hospitality field offers many benefits for workers to take advantage of, and just one of them is the ability to have flexibility in scheduling. This article looks at the pros and cons of schedule flexibility in the… Read more »

3 WOW Factors to Prepare for Your Next Hospitality Video Interview

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Video interviews are increasingly common in the recruiting world. The latest data shows that 63% of hiring managers have used video interviewing to find candidates. But interviewing online is different from an in-person interview. If you’re in the hospitality field, what interview techniques will help you stand out from the crowd? Top Three Tips for… Read more »