Let’s face it—searching for a job is a full-time job. As such, once you have taken the first step and drafted a résumé, you want your credentials to differentiate you from all other possible candidates.
As I reflect on my most recent learning experiences—specifically when I attended the 2017 Club Managers Association of America National Student Educational Conference in Washington, D.C.—I am reminded about how many private clubs must continue to develop, maintain, and communicate their culture to participants both inside and outside of the organization.
Defining private club culture
Service to the guest—whether you’re working in a hotel, kitchen, or the front of the house at a restaurant—is the cornerstone of the hospitality industry. And in order to provide exceptional service, hospitality professionals must work quickly and efficiently to solve problems.
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Job interviews can be daunting—especially if your prospective employer wants to chat face-to-face online. In recent years, online job interviews have become more popular and many companies, including Hilton, are regularly using technology to conduct preliminary interviews.
Whether you’re applying for an internship or preparing for your future career, it is important to have a polished résumé that speaks to your character and skill set. As a Career Counselor at Johnson & Wales University’s Denver Campus and an online instructor, I frequently review student résumés.
Here are seven of the most common résumé mistakes I see:
1. Incorrectly listing information and dates.
Having been a faculty member within the Johnson & Wales University College of Hospitality Management in Providence for 25-plus years, I try to incorporate the ideals of hospitality—using the dictionary definition, “cordial and generous reception of guests”—as a guideline into nearly every daily experience (often without realizing it—it’s almost second nature)—with students, colleagues, friends, and family. However, imagine my surprise when I noticed that the new minister at my church was presenting a sermon on this very topic—hospitality.
Last year, Johnson & Wales University hosted a Food Service and Hospitality Career Fair at the Providence campus. JWU Online attended the event and asked prospective employers about the types of people they want working for their companies. Here’s what they said.
JWU Online: What makes a candidate stand out to you?
Sid Wainer & Son: “Someone with a passion for food and a creative mind. Someone who knows how to roll up their sleeves and is looking to grow. Overall, we’re looking for a person with a good attitude.”
The hospitality industry is expansive, and careers in the field are nearly endless. Hotels, restaurants, events, casinos, cruise ships and more are attractive—yet common—career paths.
What if there was an exciting option looking for career-focused candidates under the radar?