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What is the hospitality skills shortage and what can you do about it?

Posted by Beau Peters on Jul 20, 2021 5:07:34 PM

The hospitality industry took a major blow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Worldwide, the industry has faced shutdowns, no international guests, and border closures that have affected things for over a year.

Because of these problems, many businesses had to lay off employees and cut back on staff or hours. Now that things are starting to reopen and return to normal, there is a hospitality skills shortage to deal with.

Read on to what the shortage is, what caused it, and most importantly, what you can do about it.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hospitality staff

Skills-based resumes: do you need one?

Posted by Beau Peters on Jun 28, 2021 3:45:00 PM

Creating a hospitality resume that stands out and ultimately leads to your dream job requires strategy, structure, and a punch of personality. Also, you must ensure you’re choosing the right type of resume.

There’s the chronological resume that most people use. But there are other types of resumes, like the skills-based resume, that can showcase you as the right person for the job better than the traditional option.

Read on to learn what a skills-based resume is, what to include in one, and who would benefit from using one.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hospitality staff

Top 5 US universities with hospitality and tourism management courses

Posted by Justin Weinger on Apr 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

A degree in hospitality and tourism isn’t a course that is often promoted. You would be shocked to know how many people often overlook this degree. However, completing a hospitality degree allows you to learn crucial skills needed in the industry that will help you get a job in various places, such as restaurants and hotels.

If you’re looking to start a career in this field or climb the hospitality ladder, take a look at these top universities that offer hospitality and tourism programs in the US.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hotels, Hospitality managers, Restaurants, Hospitality trends

Beverage costing: how your sales mix can maximize your bottom line

Posted by Mike Walmsley on Mar 3, 2021 11:29:50 AM

When it comes to beverage costing and sales, it can be pretty easy to think you can get away with taking a 'guesstimate' approach with stocking and revenue. A little bit over here, a little bit under there - it all pretty much evens out, right? 

We wish! As with everything in business, there's doing it the easy way, and there's doing it the right way. So if you want to not only drive revenue but really maximize your profit margins on beverages, Mike Walmsley is here to explain how.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hotels, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Bars

How to write a hospitality resume that will get you that job

Posted by Tanya Timmers on Feb 22, 2021 12:07:00 PM

Hospitality is a dynamic industry. There is always a job opening somewhere, but can you make yourself stand out from other applicants and actually swoop up that dream job?

Writing a hospitality resume that is strong and professional will increase your chances of getting the job. Here are some hospitality tips on how you can perfect your hospitality resume format and content. 

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hospitality staff