Why Aren’t You Getting a Call for Job Interviews? (Part II) How to Build an Appealing LinkedIn Profile
Linchi Kwok | May 30, 2023
By Linchi Kwok Last Thursday, we shared a few resume-writing tips to pass AI screening and the 6-second test. Today, we will visit tips on how to build an appealing LinkedIn profile. Based on the research findings from my work, I want to emphasize that having an appealing LinkedIn profile has become increasingly important in today’s job market. I define an appealing LinkedIn profile as one that is: Free of spelling and grammar errors. Complete: with all essential sections filled (e.g., a profile picture, work experience, and education). Relevant: Having relevant work experience or educational background to the opening. ...
Why Aren’t You Getting a Call for Job Interviews? (Part I) Make Sure Your Resume Passes AI Screening and the 6-Second Test
Linchi Kwok | May 25, 2023
The unemployment rate is low. Our industry still faces an ongoing labor shortage challenge. Many restaurants and hotels struggle to fill vacant positions. Then, will restaurants and hotels hire just anyone applying for the job? If that is the case, why some of us have never heard any follow-up calls? Maybe we were unlucky by applying for a “ghost job” --- jobs employers do not want to fill. Alternatively, it was because we did not submit the “right” resume or failed to set up an appealing LinkedIn profile. It is time to review the resume-writing (this post) and LinkedIn (Part II or the next post) tips. Make Sure Your Resume Passe...
How Sustainability in Hospitality Drives Growing Demand for Professionals
Jürgen Walch | May 3, 2023
By Jürgen Walch 5 career opportunities for sustainable hospitality professionals 1. Sustainability Coordinator One of the most obvious career paths for graduates with a degree in Sustainable Management is that of a sustainability coordinator. These professionals are responsible for creating and implementing sustainable initiatives within hotels, resorts, and other hospitality businesses. They may work with other departments to develop plans for reducing energy and water consumption, minimizing waste, and promoting eco-friendly practices. Sustainability coordinators must be knowledgeable about sustainable technologies and practices ...
How Gen Z Work Ethic and Attitudes Are Impacting the Workplace
EHL Insights | May 2, 2023
Horizontal working modes typically imply, for example, that employees from department “A” be given regular opportunities to collaborate on cross-functional projects with employees from departments "B", “C", "D”, or “Z." You name them. When these cross-functional collaborations multiply throughout/across the organization, here is what you get in the short term: the sharing of new ideas, knowledge, and best practices. In the medium term, these cross-silo collaborations may even shape employees’ career development paths—that is, by helping them develop a wider panel of skills and expertise. When this happens, your organization s...
Slowing Travel Job Growth Signals Concern for Peak Summer Season
U.S. Travel Association | April 10, 2023
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics March Employment report, which saw the overall economy add 236,000 jobs in March (the lowest monthly gain since December 2020), while the leisure and hospitality sector added 72,000 jobs—well under the average monthly gain of 95,000 over the prior six months: “The drop-off in leisure and hospitality hiring reported today is a concern as our industry prepares for the busy summer season and the need to fill 1.5 million open jobs in this sector. “An adequately resourced travel workforce is essential to meeting deman...
Staggering Number of Job Openings Threaten Travel Industry Growth
U.S. Travel Association | March 10, 2023
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics February employment report, in which leisure and hospitality jobs grew by 105,000 and the total economy added 311,000 jobs: “Despite strong job growth, a staggering 1.7 million leisure and hospitality jobs are open—a concerning figure as we head into the peak summer travel season. Travel is essential to our nation’s economy, but its success is reliant on access to workers to serve the traveling public. “One way the federal government should address our workforce shortage is to increase the allotment of H-...
As Students and Families Head to Spring Break, the Hospitality Industry Ramps Up Hiring
PeopleReady | March 7, 2023
TACOMA, Wash., March 7, 2023 -- With spring break underway, hotels, restaurants and resorts across the country are gearing up for an influx of guests. Many experts are seeing a year-over-year increase in spring break-related online searches, with some predicting this season to be busier than pre-pandemic's spring break of 2019. To meet this surge in seasonal demand, many businesses in the hospitality industry are ramping up their hiring efforts to ensure they can continue to provide quality experiences for their guests. A new analysis by staffing giant PeopleReady finds that close to 450,000 hospitality-related jobs were posted in January...
Managing the Talent Gap: Sparking Passion for Hospitality in Gen Z
EHL | November 22, 2022
While the hospitality industry suffers from a talent shortage due to the pandemic and a shift in its attractiveness as a career, General Managers (GMs) need to implement new talent management strategies, particularly towards Gen Z workers. We spoke to 22 GMs leading luxury hotels both in Switzerland and internationally (Spain, France, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia) to understand how they are addressing this talent shortage issue and their experiences of working with Gen Zers. Understanding Generation Z and their view of hospitality It’s important to note that the pandemic was the first major global ...
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