Amanda Hite's Blog – May 2008 Archive (4)

My steps to finding a gig? How talented folks find jobs, Hite on the Market 4 of 9.

When I made the decision to change careers I knew what I wanted to do and who I wanted to work for. Feeling the urge to do the responsible thing, I decided I should at least look at what else was out there.



Here are the not so random steps I took….



Went to my family and loved ones. My favorite 6 year old (hottest guy I know) offered me his 5 dollar bill. We seriously considered starting our own rock band but he has kindergarten and I have a BMW… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on May 20, 2008 at 12:54pm — 5 Comments

Why most Restaurant Recruiters creep me out. Hite on the market Post 3 of 9.

Unfortunately there are too many Restaurant Recruiters out there who are undertrained, unprofessional and stuck in the 80’s with their tactics. In this post I’ll share a few of my recent experiences as a job seeker working with Recruiters. Read and learn why the Recruiters representing your Company may not be as sexy as you think.



Being a Restaurant Recruiter for me was a blast. I’m addicted to innovation, networking and inspiring people to action. I’d get a buzz from helping people… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on May 13, 2008 at 8:03pm — 20 Comments

Why I absolutely had to leave a great gig at a good company. Post 2 of 9.

9 years, 6 figures, awesome team, successful company, great benefits… yes I’m leaving. My grandparents thought I was nuts and so did I for a split second….



The truth is it had nothing to do with office politics but office politics prompted the soul searching. Thank God for office politics.



While soul searching it was the answers to the following questions that changed the course of my career...



1. Am I growing?

2. Am doing what I’m passionate about and… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on May 7, 2008 at 3:09pm — 18 Comments

Amanda Hite’s on the Market and Blogging about it! Post 1 of 9.

Don’t get too excited not the dating market the job market. After 9 ½ great years, this past December I made the decision to leave T&K. Over the next 3 months I’ll be transitioning out of my role as Director of Training and Development and into something new. I’ve decided to blog about my experience.



Here’s why:



As crazy as it sounds I love this industry and have for 15 years. I dig the addictive fast pace and dynamic people. I still remember back when I stumbled into… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on May 3, 2008 at 11:13am — 32 Comments

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Smartbrief

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The evolving nature of snacks

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National News

Wahlburgers Announces Expansion Plans Including Franchise Agreement in Philadelphia

Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.

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Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4% - Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New St. Louis, MO Location

Jamba Juice Company announced the brand’s continued expansion in the St. Louis market with the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at 11477 Olive Blvd. on April 16, 2014.

Expert in Real Estate Analytics Joins Luna Grill

Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

CROWD FUNDING

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TED TALKS VIDEO

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" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

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