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6 tips to write your CV when you don't have hospitality experience

Posted by Warren Fowler on Aug 1, 2018 8:24:00 AM

The hospitality industry keeps growing for years and it offers a variety of exciting positions.

But what if you don’t have the much-needed hospitality skills? Can you get a job without any hospitality training, food service experience, and similar accomplishments?

The simple answer is: Yes, you can. In this post, we'll go through some tips to maximize your CV when you haven't got much hospitality experience.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality career advice

How to network like a boss at the next hospitality event

Posted by Michael Bascetta on Jul 30, 2018 8:18:00 AM

There seems to be a slight discomfort in the hospitality world when the word ‘networking’ is mentioned. Although our jobs rely on interacting with humans, when we formalize it into a word with so much pre-tense, we tend to steer away from it.

You can call it a catch up, a gathering or anything in between if it makes you more comfortable, just don’t shy away from the fact that you are all meeting out of a mutual need to connect. 

To network is simply to interact. So, what could there be wrong with that? The benefits of networking can be endless, from meeting your next employee, employer or even business partner. The collective energy from being in an environment with like minded people trying to achieve similar outcomes will spur you on to step outside your comfort zone.

So here are some tips on how to network like a boss, come that next event: 

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality career advice

New course: Espresso coffee drinks with Barista Champion Hugh Kelly

Posted by Emily Marr on Jul 27, 2018 9:03:06 AM

If you find yourself stuck on what coffee to order, you're not alone. In fact, there are more than 30 different types of coffee drinks out there today! Just head into your local cafe and you'll be spoilt for choice with the coffee menu!

But, with so many coffees on offer, how do baristas keep on top of things? There's cup size, milk portions, espresso size and more that they need to constantly be thinking about. We think we need a coffee just thinking about it!

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for baristas, Typsy news

4 creative ways to recruit your hospitality staff

Posted by Sidekicker on Jul 23, 2018 8:13:00 AM

Recruiting great hospitality staff is one of the biggest challenges bars, restaurants and clubs face–especially when it comes to seasonal staffing.

Finding the best hospitality staff can be a tough gig, especially considering the impending skills shortage hospitality businesses are soon going to face. What’s even more challenging than trying to find staff, is sorting through hundreds of resumes.

At Sidekicker, we recruit around 1,500 casual staff per month (in the quiet season) so we have to get pretty creative with how we source the best candidates.

Here’s are four creative ways to find hospitality staff:

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for hoteliers, Tips for owners

New course: Espresso coffee fundamentals with Hugh Kelly

Posted by Emily Marr on Jul 20, 2018 9:28:24 AM

Coffee, liquid sustenance, brewed perfection, no matter what you call it, there's always one person behind the perfect cup: the barista. 

With more than 400 billion cups of coffee consumed each year across the globe, it's no wonder cafes, restaurants and bars need a well-trained barista to make their coffee perfectly.

But mastering the craft of making coffee isn't easy, it consists of many components, key techniques, and some espresso coffee fundamentals.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for baristas, Typsy news

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