Voice of the Restaurant Industry
by: Marty Tarabar,CPC
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.
Added by Robert Krzak on October 15, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
by: Marty Tarabar,CPC
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on September 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
1. What salary do you want?
There is more to answering this question than just writing down a figure on paper.…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on September 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
These are real questions that need to be answered before you can create a career plan. This…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on August 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on August 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on August 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Do you like to be in charge of your own self development and career?
Are you interested in advancing your career within the restaurant industry?
If you answered…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on August 13, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on July 24, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…
A leader resigns. A co-worker is…
Added by David Rose on April 25, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments
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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.
Added by Greg Coll on February 22, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by David Rose on May 2, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by David Rose on April 14, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by David Rose on March 28, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments