Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupy – Arnold Glasgow
Many people would love to be a General manager, or restaurant manager but twill never reach this goes. They have the education and the experience, but they lack a fundamental aspect of the job which limits their ability to succeed – The ability to execute a critical leadership plan.
The first step to becoming a great manager is to learn what great management looks like. Knowledge…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on November 14, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
One of the obstacles to career development is the ability to turn plans into executable strategies. Colleges and universities spend years teaching managers 'what' they need to know to run a restaurant. They have a poor track record at giving budding restaurant managers the skills needed to turn those ideas into 'real' plans that can be executed in the real world.
Coming up through the ranks gives a restaurant manager a solid understanding of the obstacles and problems which arise when…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on November 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
The first step to building a high profile career, and fast tracking your restaurant manager career then you need to understand what a goal is. This doesn't mean a personal goal, a short term goal, or a career goal. You need to understand what a corporate goal is. You need to understand how to identify a goal, outline obstacles, and explain the goal in a way that the board members and decision members will be able to understand what is needed.
The most important aspect of a corporate…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on October 31, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
There are two main obstacles to career development. The main one is the ability to make plans. The second one is the ability to execute plans. Before understand how to create an execution plan you need to be able to identify a clear goal. This is important because the ability to put your plans on paper in an articulate, clearly understood outline is the first step every restaurant manager needs to get any plan 'off the ground.'
You have goals and dreams. The creative strategy…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on October 24, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments
The hospitality industry is a highly competitive one. Whether you are looking for a job as a Chef, restaurant or general manger, or are carving a niche for yourself in another area of the restaurant industry, job seekers need to learn how to sell their skills to the HR manager.
There are many execution strategies. Most are good but fall short of producing results. This is because they tell people what needs to be done. They don’t tell people how to do it. The ability to understand…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on October 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
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
Added by Robert Krzak on July 10, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
A restaurant career is an extremely viable option for a job seeker nowadays. Given the popularity of eating out today, more and more opportunities are opening up to those looking for insights about how to get hired. The restaurant industry is catching up with the healthcare industry and any job seeker who can’t seem to get a lucky break would do well to consider the possibilities of a restaurant career.
For the job seeker, here are the basics…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on May 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
There are many non-negotiable things for a job seeker wanting to start a restaurant career. Being a very competitive industry, it’s important to first know how to get hired. What do Human Resources managers of restaurants look for? This article will help any job seeker get answers for the burning question “how to get hired to start a restaurant career?”
The basic characteristics a job seeker embarking on a restaurant…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on May 18, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Grant Funded Hospitality Training
If your hostess and server team is spiraling out of control, or you're interested in honing their skills to generate better guest service and hopefully improve sales, consider state grant programs. These programs can be made available to independent, small chain, and corporate restaurants.
Understanding Grant Opportunities
Many states make grant funds available to employers in good tax standing to…Continue
Added by Jonathan Raduns on May 17, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments
Starting a restaurant career can be a bit rough at the beginning. However, with strategic planning and preparation, a job seeker can nail down a job that might just be the launch pad to a truly successful career. There are three things one should pay particular attention to. These three will serve as guidelines for a current job seeker or someone aiming for a restaurant career in the future.
Know that perfect spot.
There are plenty of areas one can…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on May 16, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments