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I Love My Restaurant Management Job!

by: Marty Tarabar,CPC

marty@geckohospitality.com

How often do you hear these words?  

As a management recruiter, we usually hear the opposite. Restaurant managers send us their resumes, looking for a new position.  When we call to do the initial interview, we always hear what ‘s wrong with their job.

  • They are not…
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Added by Robert Krzak on October 15, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

HOW OLD ARE YOU? Three Easy Hints To Avoid Age Discrimination.

by: Marty Tarabar,CPC

marty@geckohospitality.com

Don’t let your resume stop you from getting the interview.

Yes, it is illegal to discriminate because of age, but, corporate recruiters can decide whether or not to interview based solely on what they see on your resume.

“Over 30 years of management experience” says you are close or over 50…

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Added by Robert Krzak on October 8, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Restaurant Manager Career Development Tutorial - Part 8 Your Career Development ‘Professional’ Team

It doesn’t matter whether your job search is geared towards a general manager job, being recruited as a restaurant manager, or looking for another position in the restaurant industry. Successful Candidates share a similar job search and career development cycle. This path inevitably includes a team.…

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Added by Robert Krzak on September 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Restaurant Manager Career Development Tutorial - Part 7 How To Identify Your Career Path

Career coaching helps people start the job search by looking at their wants and needs. These insights help people identify a job skill set where they posses natural talent.

1. What salary do you want?

There is more to answering this question than just writing down a figure on paper.…

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Added by Robert Krzak on September 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Restaurant Manager Career Development Tutorial - Part 6 Identify Your Dream Restaurant Manager's Position

Can you write out a description of a typical day in your life when you are in your dream position? Is your view of the job realistic? Do you know what the job entails? Have you watched your manager?

These are real questions that need to be answered before you can create a career plan. This…

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Added by Robert Krzak on September 1, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Restaurant Manager Career Development Tutorial - Part 5 How To Develop a Restaurant Manager Career Strategy?

  • What type of manager will you be?
  • Will you be a team leader or a coach?
  • Will you be the motivator or the analyst?
  • Will your focus be on team management and horizontal management, or will your focus be marketing.
  • Will you study profit margins or team…
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Added by Robert Krzak on August 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Restaurant Manager Career Development Tutorial - Part 4 Am I Ready To Be A Successful Restaurant Manager

Once you understand yourself it is time to understand the worktype. Then determine how you can fit into the worktype. 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…

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Added by Robert Krzak on August 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Restaurant Manager Career Development Tutorial - Part 3 The Career Management Cycle



Step 1: Learn who you are

Step 2: Determine where you want to go

Step 3: Identify your strengths and development areas

Step 4: Make a career development Plan

Step 5: Engage/Create a team that…

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Added by Robert Krzak on August 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Restaurant Manager Career Development Tutorial - Part 2

Restaurant Manager Career Development Tutorial - Part 2 Understanding Yourself

Managing your career is a process that is self driven. Each individual is in control of where they want to go, how they will get there, and how long…

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Added by Robert Krzak on August 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Restaurant Manager Career Development Tutorial - Part 1

Do you like to be in charge of your own self development and career?

Would you li ke to know how to identify and develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to advance your career?

Are you interested in advancing your career within the restaurant industry?

If you answered…

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Added by Robert Krzak on August 13, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

I’ll Call You! How To Get A Recruiter To Call You Back

How many of us have heard these famous last words at the end of a not-so-successful date? They remind me of Charlie Sheen’s character on Two And A Half Men. “I’ll Call You” was Charlie’s escape hatch which allowed him to quickly part company with his lady friends without a big confrontation. It was never genuine. Rather flip and dismissive. Which is why Job Seekers recoil when they hear the same words from a Professional Recruiter: “I’ll Call You.”

I understand the temptation to lump…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 24, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Clean it Up: How to Fix Your Online Image

Sometimes our lives become so hectic that we don't think before we make our next move, especially when it comes to the Internet. However, in one swift movement, our online image can be tarnished just by a few posts. What's worse, it takes longer to win back the trust of your followers or even gain the confidence of a recruiter or hiring manger than it does to tear it down.

So, take some time to clean up your online image, even if you believe it's spotless. Here's how to get…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 17, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Coming Back With Creative Questions at the End of an Interview

As a recruiter, I am always impressed by candidates who have questions of their own to ask-and I consistently receive feedback from hiring managers all over the country who feel the same way. The candidate who’s asked, “So, do you have any questions?” at the end of the interview better come up with something. One who answers, “No, I don’t think so,” is going to get a big negative mark against them in the hiring decision.

Companies want candidates who have critical thinking skills, as…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 10, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

We invested a lot of time, effort and energy, supporting a candidate through an interview process a few months back.  It’s standard operating procedure for us.  We want the candidates we work with to know we are invested in…
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Added by David Rose on May 29, 2012 at 5:33am — No Comments

Focus on What Hasn't Changed

Sometimes, when you’ve been in your role for a while, it doesn’t seem like anything changes.  Work may become mundane or, perhaps, less challenging, especially when you have seen few prospective opportunities.  And, then…



Everything changes.  



A leader resigns.  A co-worker is…

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Added by David Rose on April 25, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

A Business Plan for Your Career

Quite regularly, I’m contacted by candidates who don't realize they are candidates.  Most often, people consider themselves candidates only when they’re participating in an interview process.  They view candidacy as the point in…
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Added by David Rose on March 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Breaking Out of Casual and Into Fine Dining

Here I am, entrepreneur by day and FOH by night. One thing I do have to say is that the service industry is amazing for the reasons of great hours, unique interactions and lots of room for growth. Being a FOH employee from busser to server to bartender has taught me a lot about myself, from how I interact with others to how I handle my own stress. Growth in this business has been wonderful except for the fact that because I started in casual dining, I am stuck with it. 

Living…

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Added by Greg Coll on February 22, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments

DAWG Talk: Reinvention

 

My kids saw snow for the first time a few weeks ago.  We were visiting Colorado over Spring Break.  We live in Florida, so we can tell you all about humidity, heat, sunshine and afternoon thunderstorms, but snow is foreign.  Like any parent, I want my kids to have as many experiences as I can afford to provide them.  Varied experience builds character and teaches lessons.  So, I scraped together the dough for a Private Ski Instructor to spend time teaching my kids the right way to…

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Added by David Rose on May 2, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Recruiters, Anecdotally



Over time, I’ve come to learn there are people with questionable motives in every profession.  You know…opportunists; people who are only concerned with themselves and how they can benefit.

 

Now, there’s nothing wrong with looking out for yourself and your family.  But, I’m referring to so-called…

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Added by David Rose on April 14, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

DAWG Talk: Industry Wisdom: Responses

Recently, I had a simple request and you did not disappoint.  I asked you to share your industry wisdom.  Whether you led a giant organization or washed dishes in a single location.  Whether you managed a team or took direction.  Or, whether you ever discovered something as a guest, I asked you to…

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Added by David Rose on March 28, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments

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ARG recently sold 14 company-operated restaurants in Tampa, FL to Mosaic Investments, Inc. (Mosaic), a fully integrated investment firm based in Atlanta. In addition to remodeling existing locations slated to commence at the end of 2014, Mosaic has committed to build 13 new Arby's restaurants in the Tampa area over the next nine years.

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TED: Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion - Michel Laberge (2014)

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.

TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" positioned 50,000 km from a telescope to enable imaging of planets about distant stars. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

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