Category Archives: Interviewing Tips

Top Five Behavioral Interviewing Tips

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If you ever find yourself in a job interview where the interviewer is asking you questions along the lines of “tell me about a time when you encountered ______ on your job and how did you respond?,” you are in the middle of a behavioral interview. Here’s how you ace it: Communicate clearly and with…

Getting Your Dream Job Takes True Grit

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How do you stand out amongst 15,000 candidates to win the job of a lifetime? It takes persistence, passion, and a thick skin, a.k.a. true grit. I recently had the pleasure of seeing the movie True Grit, written and directed by the Coen brothers, the film geniuses who also gave the world such all-time great…

Biggest Interview Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

How would the critics rate your interview?

As an executive recruiter in the restaurant and food service industry, I’ve had countless opportunities to debrief hiring authorities after they’ve interviewed candidates for key jobs in their organization. From the feedback I’ve heard over and over again, I’ve realized that candidates tend to mess up their interviews in the same predictable ways. Even candidates…

Top 10 Resume Do’s and Don’ts for Restaurant Executives

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1. Do make it easy to read at a glance. Think of a Wheaties box. Chances are, decision makers will spend as much time reading your resume as they would reading a cereal box. You want a clean, uncluttered look where the most important information will jump off the page. The biggest impression to make…

The Two Biggest Reasons To Hire You

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For candidates who haven’t been on the job market in a while, it can be confusing as to how to approach an interview. They may be unsure what to talk about and come across as less polished than they could be. If they are feeling loss because of circumstances with their most recent job, the…

How to Answer the Money Question in an Interview

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When “the money question” comes up in an interview, how you respond can ultimately factor in how worthy a candidate you’ll be deemed and how much you’ll ultimately be offered, if you have the good fortune to receive an employment offer. Here’s a couple of ideas on what to say when asked “what you are…

How Tina Turner Helped Me Learn to Deal with Job Rejection

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Sometimes, even if you’re a rock star, you don’t get the job. As an executive recruiter, I dish out a heap of rejection on a regular basis to all the candidates who don’t make the cut, and it pains me to reject anyone. A while back, I heard a story involving Tina Turner, Whoopi Goldberg,…