All Careers Advice


  • 10 Things You Should Never Do At An Interview
    From experience, here are 10 things a candidate should never do at an interview. Of course, it would be just as easy to write 20 and I’m sure you can add lots too.
  • There are strong arguments for using a recruitment consultant to further your career, but it's important to find the right one.
  • The roll-call of world-class British chefs is inspiring, including the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Nathan Outlaw, Martin Wishart and Tom Aikens. But you don't have to be a culinary god to carve out a career as a chef - the main ingredient, it seems, is passion.
  • What does it take to scale the management ladder in hospitality? Rosalind Mullen asks managers for their career advice
  • Contract catering is hospitality's best-kept secret, with sociable hours, excellent development opportunities and a choice of work venues that will make your head spin.
  • Companies of all shapes and sizes are embracing social media and many use it to scout for - and hire - new employees. Read the low-down on three, must-have channels for job hunters.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.