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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