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. Face it, you do not have the time to learn recruiting, communication, marketing, and learn to focus on becoming the best you can be in your chosen field.
There is some success among the Do-It-Yourself crowd. The average DIY rarely reaches a high level of success. There are not enough hours in the day to learn and manage a career. Think of your career as a business. Hire the people who can make your dream come true.
An investment in education always catches HR manager’s attention. It is a tangible way to measure your dedication to success. Do not limit yourself to college courses. There are many night course, and online courses that can look good on your resume. Team building, communication, negotiation, time management, stress management, and computer skills are all indicators that a candidate has a grasp on the needs of a busy restaurant.
The best jobs rarely hit the online job banks. Instead, they go to recruitment firms who have long term contracts with the best restaurants and franchises. A recruitment firm, like GeckoHospitality, has a commitment to your success. Their reputation depends on being able to place the right candidates with the right clients.
The time wasted searching job banks, applying for jobs that do not fit your career development plan, and the frustration of spending your valuable time in job interviews that are not suitable costs you and can extend the time needed to reach your goals. Invest your time wisely, and bring a good portfolio to your recruitment firm then let the and involved m find the right job for your skill set.
Coaching is a science, and an art. Many people call themselves coaches with no experience or training.It is as important to find a coach who has trained for more than a year, as it is to find a recruitment firm. Anyone with a slight insight into personalities can help explore who you are. A professionally trained coach can help take a three to five year career development cycle and shorten it to two, even one year, depending on how aggressive you are.