“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 »

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 »

7 of the Most-Popular Seasonal Jobs in Hospitality

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As the weather turns cooler in much of the country, it’s a signal for retailers to start advertising for holiday seasonal jobs. But the hospitality field also has seasonal workers during the holidays. As families come into town or go shopping, occupancy at resorts and hotels increases. Holiday parties increase the use of meeting spaces… Read more »

Looking to Move Up to a Management Position? Here’s How.

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A recent report from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) shows that the hospitality industry is doing a nice job of promoting from within. It states that industry employees “have been provided with significant opportunities for upward mobility and promotions, with no limitation on how far they can go.” This is good news for… Read more »

What to Do If There Are Gaps in Your Hospitality Resume

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Gaps in employment on your resume can be a deal-breaker. You know the expression, “It’s always easier to find a job if you have a job”? Unfortunately, it’s generally true that employers frown upon employment dates that aren’t consecutive. This article will give you some tips for how to cover the gaps in a resume,… Read more »

Is There a Limit to How Much I Can Negotiate a Job Offer?

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You’ve landed the job offer. It’s the home stretch toward starting a new job. There are three options now: Accepting the offer, declining it or making a counteroffer on the salary they’re offering. You don’t want to blow the job or make the employer mad, but you also don’t want to walk away from higher… Read more »

Ready to Relocate? 4 Long-Distance Job Search Tips

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Ready to relocate but having a tough time finding an out-of-town job? Long-distance job hunting can be stressful and overwhelming, and it’s challenging to attract the attention of employers when you’re competing with local talent. Fortunately, a little preparation can help you start fresh in a new place with the job you’ve always wanted. Have… Read more »

5 Marketable Hotel Management Skills You Didn’t Know You Had

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Landing a hotel management job in the hospitality industry isn’t easy. To stand out from your competition, identify and highlight the skills employers consider most valuable. If you’re worried you’re underqualified, check out this list of marketable hotel management skills you didn’t know you had. Top-Notch Interpersonal Skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required… Read more »

3 Long-Term Benefits of Working With a Hospitality Recruiter

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In the hospitality industry, people are everything. Superior employees with outstanding aptitude and attitudes help ensure your organization thrives. A hospitality recruiter helps you find top-tier talent, whether you have an opening for an executive, chef, or sales manager. Reasons to Work With a Hospitality Recruiter The benefits of working with a hospitality recruiter go… Read more »