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How to Answer Behavioural Interview Questions

June 27, 2017 11:06 am

Employers ask behavioural questions in interviews to identify the key skills and attributes required by the job on offer. Behavioural questions draw on candidates’ real-life hospitality experiences, rather than relying on hypothetical scenarios. Your answer to a non-behavioural question, such as “how do you work as part of a team?”,...

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Innovative Interviewing Techniques You Need to Try

June 27, 2017 11:00 am

There’s no doubt that traditional interviews have their limitations when it comes to identifying A-grade hospitality candidates. That’s why it’s a good idea to shake things up a little, using a range of innovative interviewing techniques which help flush out casual and uncommitted applicants. This kind of approach typically requires...

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Where’s the Best Place to Work in Hospitality?

May 26, 2017 3:40 pm

The best place to work in hospitality is the place which offers you the greatest potential to fulfil your own career dreams – and one size never fits all. Fantastic possibilities exist throughout Australia and New Zealand for a whole range of hospitality workers. It’s important to find a job...

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How Mentoring Programs Can Help New Hospitality Staff

May 23, 2017 11:17 am

Are you getting the best out of your hospitality staff, or is lack of confidence and expertise holding them back? If so, a mentoring program for new recruits could kick-start their careers, equipping them with the strategy and knowledge they need to progress. So what exactly does a mentoring program...

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6 Ways to Improve Your Hospitality Hiring Process

March 24, 2017 2:22 pm

Are you tired of seeing the real top performers head off to work with your hospitality rivals? Maybe you need a more strategic approach to hiring – one which identifies exactly who you need and how you can succeed in recruiting them. It’s not as difficult as you think. It...

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4 Ways to Assess a Hospitality Job During the Interview Process

March 24, 2017 2:15 pm

In the hunt for the perfect job, we generally focus on how we can impress our interviewers. This means we often overlook a very important point. Are our interviewers impressing us? If you quieten your nerves and think creatively, the interview is a golden opportunity to work out whether a...

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5 Top Tips to Create a Strong Employer Brand

February 22, 2017 9:36 am

In the talent stakes, nothing is more important than creating a brand that top candidates want to be a part of. ‘Brand’ is the new take on public image. Unless your image is appealing, you will lose prime talent to your hospitality competitors. However hard you try to create this elusive...

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How to Network Your Way to a New Job

February 22, 2017 9:30 am

Times are changing in hospitality recruitment. While resumes and job applications are still important, you can’t overlook the power of the network. Why are social media networks so effective in helping you find a rewarding hospitality job? It’s a smart way of slipping past the traditional gatekeepers. Your chances of scoring...

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What You Need to Know About Flexible Work Arrangements

January 16, 2017 2:03 pm

The hospitality industry is notorious for unsocial hours, with employees expected to ‘go with the flow’ and be as flexible as possible. But not all employers offer flexibility in return, which is a shame as employee-friendly work practices are a great way to create a balanced and positive workplace. We’ve rounded...

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3 Ways to Match Skills and Experience to Job Descriptions

January 16, 2017 1:53 pm

It doesn’t matter how skilled you are, or how much experience you’ve accumulated in the hospitality industry – unless you show a recruiter how well you fit their particular job, your application is unlikely to make a convincing first impression. When it comes to getting great hospitality jobs, it’s all...

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