The Top 5 CV Blunders That Are Stopping You From Getting Your Next Hospitality Job

In our previous blog about CVs we talked about the way you should set out your CV to impress the hospitality hiring manager. In this article, we are going into more detail about the common blunder we see on hospitality CVs which are stopping you from getting the interviews you want.

There has been a profound change in the way employers are hiring these days, with the rise of the digital era. Many companies now ask for you to complete an online application form as the first stage of screening, but in the hospitality world, the CV is still king.

Is Your Chef CV Still Fit for Purpose?

You completed your training years ago and have spent a long time working your way up through the chef ranks. You know that you’re an accomplished chef, so why are you not getting any calls back from the jobs you are applying for?

It might be something that has slipped your mind, or one of those annoying jobs you’ve had on your ‘to-do’ list for a while, but listen to us when we say – now is the time to update your CV.

How To Survive Your First 30 days In Your New Hospitality Job

So, you’ve just landed that exciting role you’ve been dreaming about. You might be the head chef at the newest restaurant in town, a prestigious hotel in the city or you’re moving to an exciting new place for a seasonal adventure.

Working in hospitality offers excellent scope for movement. The speed and innovation with which the sector is growing means that there are always new opportunities opening up for staff who are hungry for a new challenge.

How To Improve Your Hospitality Staff Retention

Staff retention in the hospitality sector is low at 70% compared to the UK average of 85%. Common problems reported include a lack of control over shift patterns, low pay and benefits and a lack of guaranteed hours.

With zero-hours contracts on the rise, it is not surprising that so many in hospitality positions feel insecure in their jobs. Brexit fears and a broader shift in the entire culture of work are also at play.

The 8 Most Important Hospitality Interview Questions of All Time

A hospitality interview can be nerve-wracking, especially if it’s for a position that you really want. In hospitality, doing well in a job interview can mean the difference between you staying in the job you have outgrown for yet another year, or starting a new adventure in a different setting, establishment, or even a different part of the world.

We have compiled a list of the eight most important questions you should prepare for, for your upcoming hospitality interview.

5 Easy Ways To Be Confident In Your Next Chef Interview

Chefs are famous for being hot-headed, focused and disciplined. You might think that they don’t get nervous at interviews, but they do – just like the rest of us. 

A chef interview is an interview with a difference. Each company or establishment will have its way of conducting their interviews, making the process slightly unpredictable. Some ask for a demonstration on the day; others don’t. Should you bring your chef whites, or go business casual?

Why Your New Hospitality Staff Won’t Succeed Without an Induction Plan

Many hospitality employers put in maximum effort when they are looking for staff, but that’s where the energy stops.

You might be looking to onboard an executive chef for a Michelin star restaurant or hiring a whole team of workers for a summer pop-up, the fact remains: the induction process is one of the critical elements in creating success. 

Why Hospitality Staff Are Ghosting This Year

Have you found yourself in the situation recently where you thought you had found the perfect employee for your establishment, only to have them not turn up for their first day of work? 

Are you a hospitality job seeker who was in conversation with a couple of different places and didn’t decide which one to go for until the last minute?

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