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If you are a chef seeking a job, you can make a portfolio that can help you showcase your talent, promote your services or restaurant, find a position, and build an on-line presence.

A portfolio will provide a central hub for information about you, your experience, your menus, recipes, awards, certifications, services you offer, and other pertinent information relating to your career as a chef. Learn how to make a portfolio to make your career management simpler and easier for others to find you.

Think about the reasons why you are making a portfolio.

Are you trying to raise your profile so the right opportunities come your way? Are you trying to promote your restaurant? Are you trying to promote your catering business? This will shape how the portfolio comes together.

Take a photo of yourself and plenty of pictures of your food. These should be high-quality photos that make you and your food shine.

Get copies of any menus you have designed. You will need to scan the menus page by page so they are in a digital format and can be used on your website.

Gather all the recipes you have developed. These can be recipes you created while in school or created for one of your signature menus. Your recipes will speak volumes about your cooking style and experience.

Look at your cv. You don’t necessarily want to list your experience online exactly like this. However, you do need to keep track of the jobs you’ve worked because you will need to list them on your culinary portfolio.

Write an autobiographic page that details who you are and what your style and philosophies are. This is a vital piece of your portfolio

Write detailed information about the services you offer, so that employers will know what you are available for. This is a particularly important step if you are a chef looking for catering or private chef jobs.

Contact past clients and colleagues to get references to give to future employers/customers.

Gather proof of any awards and certifications you have received. This can increase your marketability to potential customers.

Include your contact information on the website to enable potential employers and customers to reach you.

If you feel totally overwhelmed by this process we offer a profile building service.

Standard * Membership

Builds your profile and keeps it up to date.

Upgrade ** Membership

Also builds profiles across the Internet to ensure you can be found.

Premium *** Membership

Promotes you across social networks and generates PR for you and your Cooking.

For more information contact Stephanie@getbetterconnected.co.uk or call the Connections Companies 01827 897665

How to beat the job hunting blues

winter blues

Job hunting can be a daunting task when you are in a position you are anxious to get out of. If you are currently unemployed, your job hunting may be driven by desperation and the need to pay your bills. Regardless of your situation, job hunting can be frustrating and takes a good deal of patience. In today’s job market, it could take you anywhere from a couple of months to a year to land THE RIGHT position. It will take committing a good deal of time each day to actively searching for new jobs and applying with a good resume and cover letter to increase your chances of shortening the time in which it takes you to get a job offer. Here are a few facts and tips that can help you beat the job-hunting blues:

IT’S AN UPHILL BATTLE

Realize that the unemployment rate is at an all-time low so it may take a good length of time to find a job due to the saturated state of the job market. The most recently released figures show the unemployment rate to be at around a low 4%. Don’t get discouraged and keep at it. Eventually you will land a job.

BE PRO-ACTIVE

Actively searching for a new job will help you feel as if you are accomplishing something. If you aren’t working, devote 4-6 hours a day to the job hunt. If you are, try to spend at least 1-2 hours per day job hunting. It is not advisable to job hunt from your current job-or you could end up out of a job sooner than planned.

USE YOUR CONNECTIONS – Get Better Connected ( are you social yet )

Put the word out to friends, family and other connections that you are in the market for a new job. This is one of the best ways to land a new position and the referral of a friend bodes well too. Many jobs are filled in this way before the company even has a chance to advertise the opening.

UPDATE YOUR CV  AND COVER LETTER

Your CV and cover letter are absolutely essential to scoring interviews. They make the first impression for you. Check and double check for typos and customize your documents each time you apply to a position. If you can afford it, consider having a professional write you a great resume and cover letter. A CV and cover letter you are proud of will set your mind at ease that you are doing everything you can to make yourself desirable to companies.

Make sure you have good key words to get you found. Look at the jobs you are applying for and check you have similar wording in your CV and the Computer will match you to it!

FOLLOW-UP

Follow-up a few days to a week after you submit an application, resume and cover letter. Take care to follow the company’s instructions. Keep a list of companies and job references so you look organised and efficient  If their employment ad said “no phone calls please”, follow their directions and follow-up via email instead. Not being able to follow directions off the bat is not a good first impression!

So get Focused, Organised and chase the jobs you want or they may not chase you!

Optimise your CV and be found in 2013

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An optimised Curriculum Vitae is an essential tool in job hunting and getting noticed can depend on how well you have selected keywords, phrases and managed your content to be found.

Your CV is your chance to show an employer your experience is just what he needs in his business but first he must find you. Then he can establish you are the right person for the job.

Do…

  • Construct your CV and optimise. Look at the job advert or specification and think about what key words have been used,  the job involves, and what the employer needs. now make sure you use the words in your CV they may put into a CV database , talent bank or Mail inbox to find you. 
  • Check any recent press to see if they have been open about future plans and what you can bring to them to support their strategy
  • Tailor your CV to the job. Your CV should be your Career History (2 Pages if you have been working for over 10 years) with  supporting Header page showing personal information, interests and education. Make sure your content has strong Key words in it that match the brief. Make sure you link to previous employer web links or articles about your employer and you during that time. Make sure any accolades achieved are clearly visible on your CV
  • e.g. keywords – acquisition, disciplinary procedures, standards, growth, wastage, improvement, accolades, project management, training, budgets, general management, head chef, sous chef, hotel manager, director, etc 
  • Make your CV clear, neat and tidy. Get somebody to check your spelling and grammar. No-one wants to read a CV that is squashed together and includes too much information. Your CV should be easy to read with space between each section. Use left-justified text as it’s easiest to read, using black text on good quality white or cream paper.
  • View your experience in a positive light. Try to look objectively at your experiences (even the bad ones) and identify what you learned or what skills you developed in the process. This is the picture you should present to the employer.
  • Make sure you have achievements clearly listed, e.g. GP % groth, Wastage % saved, Sales Figures, profit Growtyh, Brigade size, no covers, type of business conducted in how many rooms to what capacity?
  • Sales Growth and how
  • Profitability improvement and how
  • New openings
  • Refurbishments
  • Staff retention and development
  • Marketing plans and implementation and results
  • Fares, shows, festivals, event management
  • Wastage and energy saving
  • cost efficiencies and how
  • Place the important information up-front. Put experience and education achievements in reverse chronological order.
  • Include experience and interests that might be of use to the employer: IT skills, voluntary work, foreign language competency, driving skills, leisure interests that demonstrate team skills and organization/leadership skills.
  • Put your name and email address on every page – in case the pages of your CV get separated.
  • Use positive language. when describing your work achievements use power words such as ‘launched’, ‘managed’, ‘co-ordinated’, ‘motivated’, ‘supervised’, and ‘achieved’.
  • Quote concrete outcomes to support your claims. For example, ‘This reduced the development time from 7 to 3 days’ or ‘This revolutionized the company’s internal structure, and led to a reduction in overheads from £23,000 to £17,000 per year’.
  • Make use of the internet for sample CVs and CV templates – to help maximize the impact of your CV and to get inspiration for layout and tone.

Don’t…

  • Include information which may be viewed negatively – failed exams, divorces, failed business ventures, reasons for leaving a job, points on your driving license. Don’t lie, but just don’t include this kind of information. Don’t give the interviewer any reason to discard you at this stage.
  • Include anything that might discriminate against you – such as date of birth, marital status, race, gender or disability.
  • Include salary information and expectations. Leave this for negotiations after your interview, when the employers are convinced how much they want to employ you.
  • Make your CV more than two pages long. You can free up space by leaving out or editing information that is less important. For example, you do not need to include referees – just state they are available on request. Don’t include all of the jobs you have had since school, just the relevant ones. Add details about your most recent qualifications, which are more relevant, but summarize the rest.
  • Dilute your important messages. Don’t bother with a list of schools you attended with grades and addresses, don’t include a long list of hobbies, or a long work history. Concentrate on demonstrating that the skills they need, what you have achieved by applying the skills you have and what benefits your clients have gained from your work.
  • Use jargon, acronyms, technical terms – unless essential.
  • Lie – employers have ways of checking what you put is true, and may sack you if they take you on and find out you’ve lied to them.
  • Include a photo unless requested.

Read More about their business……

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Here at Management Connections we pride our relationships with some of the best Pub operators in the UK.

In the new year we have a couple of rather smart operators who each have under a dozen pubs and growing. One across the South East and One across the South West.

Both seek experienced Managers and Couples with Drive, Passion, Personality and who seek to be at the Heart of the Community.

If you are set in your ways, do not want to reach out to people with all the tools of modern technology and look for new ways to engage your customers understanding that we now live in a world of transparency where your customers have a loud voice and word of “internet” is more powerful than word of mouth you will not settle into these organisations.

Although they both seek Managers who uphold traditional service values and who have great hospitality skills, they also want Managers who can take them forward and grow sales using every channel available.

Register your interest for a new year meeting with Penny Scambler sending an up to date CV if available

penny@management-connections.co.uk

 Apply Online 

Telephone 01827 897665

http://www.better-connected.com

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Celebrate in a New Pub in 2013

 

Here at Management Connections we pride our relationships with some of the best Pub operators in the UK.

In the new year we have a couple of rather smart operators who each have under a dozen pubs and growing. One across the South East and One across the South West.

Both seek experienced Managers and Couples with Drive, Passion, Personality and who seek to be at the Heart of the Community.

If you are set in your ways, do not want to reach out to people with all the tools of modern technology and look for new ways to engage your customers understanding that we now live in a world of transparency where your customers have a loud voice and word of “internet” is more powerful than word of mouth you will not settle into these organisations.

Although they both seek Managers who uphold traditional service values and who have great hospitality skills, they also want Managers who can take them forward and grow sales using every channel available.

Register your interest for a new year meeting with Penny Scambler sending an up to date CV if available

penny@management-connections.co.uk

 Apply Online 

Telephone 01827 897665

http://www.better-connected.com

 

 

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19 Bed Hotel – Scotland

This role could suit a couple where one fulfills the brief below and the other is a chef

Our client is a small 19 Bed Hotel in Dunbar looking for a hands on front of house manager who is equally good at F&B as Reservations who can run the restaurant, bar and check ins under a pragmatic and service driven General Manager. The role will change in March when the hotel undergoes a complete refurbishment including sea view rooms and hot tubs to draw discerning visitors to Scotland shores

The Hotel boasts a small but attractive conservatory restaurant with sea views and a small modern bar which is popular.
The role is an immediate start and is temporary however the right person may well be offered a permanent role in the spring

For more information contact
Penny Scambler

CV’s to: jobs@better-connected.com

Tel: 01827 897665

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Another exceptional vacancy from Kitchen Management Connections, Get better connected with us at http://www.better-connected.com

 Head Chef required for a rustic yet contemporary restaurant who have delivered inspired dishes from around the world consistently for some years. Classical dishes prepare with fresh ingredients with a twist and great home made accompaniments.

 The likely candidate will have trained as a Commis Chef and Chef De Partie  in exceptional restaurants in their early career where modern yet classical cuisine would have been prepared to perfection, time and time again. This is a very popular restaurant and the food sales alone exceed weekly sales of £14k with a team of 5. Weekends are exceptionally busy with a steady local and business trade throughout the week.

 The emphasis here is now is to keep the style but develop enthused dishes that will win favour with the regulars and owners who are a community that are tough task masters.

You will need to be resilient, confident, motivated and truly passionate about your craft  (are you ready for the job market?)

 Would you would like to find out more?……………..

 Please contact Penny Scambler on 01827 897665  or visit our site

 

 Get Social  Get Hired –  Get Better Connected

Understanding the rules of social recruitment is key. At first glance, employers may seem to hold all the cards, but understanding their tactics can considerably improve your odds of getting noticed.

It’s not enough to simply push your CV up on the web and hope a company is going to come to you; the onus is on you to get out there and persuade.

Build your own work brand

To make yourself more visible, think about how you present and express skills and experience on a LinkedIn profile just as carefully as you would with a paper CV. Keep your summary and experience concise and to the point, incorporating key search terms.

And widen your appeal by linking out to blogposts or articles of professional relevance – even to your other social media profiles if you are confident they portray you in a good light.

Everybody is now in the jobs market for their career, and people should keep themselves open, Talent networks are a way to do that. They’re saying, one day you might be interested in working for IHG or whoever. Or if, for example, you work for Hilton, you might one day be interested in working for Marriot, so you can follow Marriot.”

Employers also take a keen interest in broader professional networks, perhaps based around chartered institutes or other industry-specific websites. Joining these not only lets you connect with others in your trade but also puts you in sight of many smaller employers who cannot afford to recruit through LinkedIn or maintain a serious Facebook presence. “Most jobs are in smaller businesses – and they’re not using that level of recruiting. This is where you need to be connected to some quality Employment companies like “The connections Companies”. Get better Connected with us.

 

Ambitious Chef de Partie required for a very successful 1AA rosette standard Pub Restaurant  – Solihull, West Midlands – £22,000 DOE plus tips

Working in a strong brigade with a very talented Head Chef you will cater for up to 100 covers at the highest standard. (Modern European menu)

You will be given input on menus and be responsible for running your own section.

 To be successful you will 

  • Be an established Chef de Partie looking for a new challenge or direction within a forward thinking Restaurant
  • Be able to demonstrate a strong and stable background with a great working attitude
  • Having been classically trained is preferred although not essential, however you must be able to produce food that stands up to a good level and have fresh produce / high volume experience
  • Be a good communicator
  • Honest, reliable, trustworthy, ambitious and eager to learn

 

 In return you will be offered  

  • An attractive salary of up to £22,000 depending on experience
  • Tips
  • Great working conditions and environment
  • The opportunity to be part of an award winning team#
  • Excellent career prospects

 If you meet the above criteria and would like to find out more please contact Ben Hemmings on 01827 55130 or alternatively please send a copy of your up to date CV  and covering letter to ben@kitchen-connections.co.uk

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