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I was writing job hunting and career coaching topics for GeckoHospitality, an 18-year-old hospitality recruitment firm, and one of Forbes top recruiters, 2018. I was asked a question that is difficult to answer. What is the difference between job hunting in Canada and job hunting in the USA. The first difference is that a hospitality… Read more »

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Canada plans to welcome nearly 1 million immigrants over the next three years. This will have a major impact on the hospitality industry.  Immigration authorities are targeting skilled workers through their Canada Express Entry System. The Canadian hospitality industry has already started to evolve in the last couple of years to reflect new trends and… Read more »

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One of the most terrifying things for anyone over 40 is starting the job hunting process, again. A mindset of ‘security’ and ‘stability’ sets in, creating ‘unrealistic expectations’ in many older managers. The reality is, any manager should be moving continually in an upwardly direction. You Haven’t Reached the C Suit If you haven’t reached… Read more »

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When you apply for a job posting there is often a wide variance between different jobs assigned to managers. It can be frustrating, even when working in a recruitment firm. Are you really applying for a true manager’s job? Even if the pay is acceptable, if you are not doing a true manager’s job it… Read more »

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One of the fastest ways to tag yourself as an unqualified hospitality management candidate is to make no mention of hospitality law on your resume. It is one of the reasons why some organizations are now frowning on candidates who move up through the ranks. It is also a way to identify unqualified management candidates… Read more »