All Blog Posts Tagged 'Restaurant' (212)

The Successful Restaurant Manager: Survive vs. Thrive

One of the biggest obstacles to a successful management career is being forced into a position where you work to survive. A well developed career not only lets you survive most of the daily recommendations of the typical restaurant, but you’ll be in an environment where you’ll thrive.

 

Each manager will have priorities. It might be marketing, or maybe it is in the kitchen. What matters most to you, the profit margin or the customer experience? Take the time to explore these…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 21, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to develop a Restaurant Manager Career Strategy

Each Restaurant Candidate’s Manager Career Strategy will be unique. While the Restaurant Manager Job Description is fairly standard, how you prepare yourself for that job position will vary depending on your talents and learning style.

Before registering in post secondary education, or taking courses, then it is necessary to work backwards. It will be impossible to clearly identify what type of manager you will be. Restaurant manager candidate in training have a limited view of what…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Am I Ready to Apply for a Restaurant Manager Job?

Once you understand yourself it is time to understand the work type. Then determine how you can fit into the work type. One of the most effective tools to understanding your strengths and how to leverage these is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  This tool explains the relationship between personality types and the workplace. The MBTI will increase self-understanding and appreciation of personal differences. Once a manager understands how different personality types process…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 14, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Do I Have the Talent to be a Restaurant Manager?

Each of us is multifaceted. Our desires are molded by beliefs. Unfortunately, many of our beliefs are ‘second hand.’ We were told that success requires a certain income, level of recognition, lifestyle so we strive to reach for that definition of success without asking if this will make us happy.

 

It is impossible to understand what we need until we identify the beliefs that are truly ours, and what we believe because parents, society, media, or peers have imposed on us.  The…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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How Much Does it Cost to Start a Restaurant

Venturing into the wonderful world of food is an exciting journey. Not only will you be testing out new recipes and pleasing the palates of many, but you’ll also create the perfect ambiance to accompany main courses, side dishes and the like.

Now, before actually opening your restaurant, you need to figure out a budget. Questions regarding the amount you have saved, how much you’re willing to spend and what amount you want left over…

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Added by Ian Said on February 12, 2013 at 5:24am — 4 Comments

Career Management Cycle

There are seven basic principles shared by successful people. There are also some fundamental steps shared by people who reach their goals.

1: Learn who you are.

2: Determine where you want to be in the next 5, 10, 20 years.

3: Identify your strengths and areas where you need development

4: Create a career Plan

5: Engage/Create a team of people who will help you reach your goals

6: Create a check list of achievements designed to move you closer to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How do I Become a Restaurant Manager?

There is no simple answer to this question. One person may require taking some personal development courses and attending some seminars. Another person may need to improve their academic and communication skills.

Today’s managers need expertise in several areas. These include negotiation, communication skills, team management, personality identification and development. Take a few minutes to take a hard look at who you are as a person and what areas need to be improved before you are…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 5, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Gloomy Days Ahead for the Restaurant Industry?

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

In the midst of the continued economic crisis, the restaurant industry has seen its shares of ups and downs, and it can’t…

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Added by Foodem on February 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

What Does a Successful Restaurant Manager Look Like?

Managing a restaurant or general manger career is a process. It is a self driven quest. Each individual is in control of where they want to go, how they will get there, and how long it will take, whether they take responsibility for their careers – or not. There is a saying in career development, “You can prepare to be a restaurant management and may never become one. But it is certain that if you don’t prepare, you never will be one.”

All job seekers hope to land a position where the…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 31, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

What Not to Do When Waiting For a Job Interview

Job Seekers understand that they are under scrutiny the moment they first contact a Recruiter.  Most job seekers learn how to act in an interview, how to answer questions, what questions to ask, and what things to avoid.

What many job seekers don’t know is that they can lose the job before they ever meet the Recruiter. There are interviewers who ask their receptionist to watch what the Candidate is doing while waiting.

How to Give a Good First Impression

If the…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 24, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment


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7 Low Cost Ideas to Market a Restaurant

Successful restaurateurs create consistent turnover as well as many customers that frequent their establishments on a regular basis. This provides the basis for sustained revenue that allows a restaurant to succeed and grow. Many think that a restaurant that reaches this kind of success has had to put in years of hard experience, slowly building up a large customer base.…

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Added by Ian Said on January 22, 2013 at 8:32am — 5 Comments

Career Development Online: LinkedIn

One of the most powerful resumes is Linkedln. It is one of the most powerful career development tools. Do not wait until you are looking for a job. We are all job seekers whether we are satisfied in our current position, or are contemplating a career change.

The advantage of working on Linkedln, consistently, is that it is the only job seeker resource that lets professionals build a long term profile. There is no other job seeker’s resource that lets the Recruiter view years of growth…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 22, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment


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Restaurants: Tips To Gain Market Share After the Holidays

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Now that the holiday season is over, most restaurants may experience a slump in foot traffic. While many Americans kept a close eye on their dining pennies during the holidays, millions chose to enjoy…

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Added by Foodem on January 18, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Career Development: How to Run Your Own Reputation Management Campaign

Many of today’s top performers are continually running their own Reputation Management Campaigns using easy to access tools, such as social networking and web profiles. Most mid level managers and top performers are careful to protect their online image. They understand that a simple photo, a single forum thread, or a blog post can ruin their career.

Viewing the internet as a potential ‘death trap’ for a career is short-sighted. It can also be viewed as one of the most powerful, cost…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 17, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Social Networking Can Help or Hurt Your Job Search

The internet has become a great resource for job seekers. It can be a valuable tool, or a pitfall. It is the one tangible tool that lets Recruiters and potential employers see who you really are.  It may be easy to think that you are venting and joking with friends and family. Until it costs you a job.

#1 Social Networking Mistake

It is common knowledge that you are judged by who your friends are, and what you post on your wall. But there is more. Do you share personal…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Job Interview Questions Designed to Cause You to Lose the Job

Not all job interview questions are designed to reveal who you are to the HR professional. Many job seekers ramble off answers, trying to sell themselves, and totally miss the interview questions that are designed to trip up and reveal whether you are prepared to run a restaurant, successfully.

 

Some of these questions are very benign. They may be as simple as ‘why did you leave your last job,’ or ‘what do you want to get out of your next job.’ The answers may appear straight…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 10, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Using Interview Questions to Land a Restaurant Management Job

There are two ways to look at interview questions. The first is to feel threatened. Interview questions are intrusive, and can be confrontational. It is easy to feel defensive when asked for questions that are designed to make you falter and feel stressed.

 

Many people who work with career coaches learn to turn the tables and view the interview questions as an opportunity.  Many performance coaches teach their clients to walk into an interview as the dominant person. Remember…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Communication – A Manager’s Most Effective Tool

As a career coach I am often asked how a person can pass the interview section. I’ve talked to several professionals who seem trapped in the middle management career stage. No matter what they do, they cannot break through the ceiling. This rarely has anything to do with their charisma, talent, education, or management skills. It has everything to do with their communication style.

One of the most important management skills is communication. A manager who is skilled in the six styles…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 3, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Most Important Two Interview Questions

Is full of helpful information or job seekers.  There are dozens of lists o interview questions. What most tutorials lack is a clear understanding of the HR professional is looking for. They fail to answer one simple question, ‘what is the right answer.’

 

While it is true that there is no one, single, correct answer, it doesn’t mean that it is impossible to explain why the interviewer asked a particular question. This article will outline 10 of the best interview questions and…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments


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What’s In Store? 2013 Food Trends

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Not that the "sustainability and "local" trends have lost their mojo, but it’s time to look forward to the food trends that will grace 2013. I mean, 2013 is just around the…

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Added by Foodem on December 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

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National Restaurant Association Applauds Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Today the National Restaurant Association (NRA) praised federal leaders’ commitment to workforce training programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. NRA’s Executive Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs, Scott DeFife, issued the following statement of support:

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Tropical Smoothie Café, with the backing of private equity firm BIP Capital, has launched a financing program to help existing franchisees open additional restaurants nationwide by providing up to $20 million in loans.

Domino's Pizza Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) announced results for the second quarter of 2014, comprised of strong growth in both same store sales and global store counts, which resulted in 17.5% EPS growth, or 67 cents per share.

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When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.

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