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Understanding the realities of a job search can help managers transitioning into an executive job prepare for their job transition. Moving from hospitality management, to a general manager or executive management position is a different process than candidates are familiar with. 1. Time Commitment A job search is a full-time job, even with a strong… Read more »

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The hospitality job growth is 6 – 8%, depending on the source of statistics. This has attracted many job seekers and candidates to the hospitality industry. Too many new applicants are applying ‘too far up’ the career ladder for their skillset.  Hospitality isn’t like other industries. The product being marketed is the consumer’s desires. The… Read more »

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I’ve coached many managers in transition who seem to hit one road block, or another, stalling their career. After several sessions the problem becomes clear. Hospitality Manager problem #1: They compare their industry to others and have created the mistaken belief that Canada lacks the same advancement as the United States. Perceptions can damage the… Read more »

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Toronto’s current housing spike increased the cost of living. It matched Vancouver’s in Q1 2017, and may exceed by 2018. This has caused various problems for hospitality managers, and human resources within the hospitality and tourism industry in Toronto. Even matching the average 49% of salary invested in buying a home, many employees in the… Read more »

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Can a hospitality managers jump from Toronto to Vancouver and seamlessly address issues? You’ve already answered no. Experienced General Managers and Directors in the hospitality industry have already addressed several problems, the greatest being cultural differences. You don’t even need to jump across Canada. Move from Toronto to German ‘Western Ontario’, or jump from one… Read more »