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    Become a Personal Chef: The Industry’s Highest Paying Job

    Personal chefs work directly with their clients to decide on meals. Maybe you’ve been working as a restaurant chef for years but that final promotion to executive chef still eludes you. Or maybe you’re tired of working under someone and want to break out on your own, but you’re intimidated by starting a restaurant. Or maybe still, you’re just tired ...
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    Succeeding in culinary school is more than just being a good student We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails before his shift, in the kitchen – hello, health inspection! Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. ...
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    Ace the 10 Most Common Interview Questions

    Ace the 10 Most Common Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you’ll be ready to deliver them with confidence. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing your ...
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    The Ultimate Guide to Successful Job Hunting

    The Ultimate Guide to Successful Job Hunting
    Conducting a job search these days can be bewildering and frustrating. The competition seems fierce, the economy is slowing, resumes submitted online seem to fall into a silent black hole, and as a woman of a certain age, even if you get the interview, you often hear that you’re over-qualified. What is a midlife woman to do? Never fear, help is ...
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    How to Make Your Resume Recession-Ready

    How to Make Your Resume Recession-Ready
    While you shouldn’t let the hysteria about today's economy derail your job hunt, you will have to get smarter in your job search strategy. How? By revising your tactics to include a more solution-selling approach to make your value clear to potential employers. You must always answer the question, "What's in it for them?" not, "What's in it for me?" Stay ...
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    How to Change Careers Without Going Broke

    How to Change Careers Without Going Broke
    Is money keeping you from changing careers? If you’re like most would-be career changers, various money fears are keeping you stuck in your current position. The thing about money is that it holds so many layers of meaning for so many of you. People let money hold power over them. It keeps people from making decisions—big and small—because of preconceived faulty ...
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    What's Wrong With Personal References?

    What's Wrong With Personal References?
    How could your sixth-grade teacher, next-door neighbor, or golfing buddy comment on your management style, responsibilities or the quality of your performance on the job? The answer: They can't. Often, job seekers think a "personal" reference is someone they've worked with who also happens to be a personal friend. In my book, that's a business or professional reference because of the ...
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    Hospitality Opportunities for Older Workers

    Hospitality Opportunities for Older Workers
    If you're an older worker seeking an industry that values your work and life experience while offering flexible hours, perks and an abundance of opportunities, give some serious thought to working in hospitality. "The lodging industry is bouncing back," says Fred DeMicco, PhD, professor at the University of Delaware, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management. "The restaurant industry will need to ...
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    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King

    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King
    There is probably no other American figure that epitomizes the qualities of leadership and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his life on the day set aside to honor him, let’s look back at some of the most important events in his life. From them, there are plenty of lessons ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Employment Gaps and Job-Hopping

    Resume Dilemma: Employment Gaps and Job-Hopping
    In today's economy, you need to carefully present your experience to avoid being seen as unstable. Start by evaluating your situation and determining how bad it really is. If you are panicking about two months of unemployment back in 1984, your job search will probably not be affected. However, if you are dealing with recent periods of unemployment extending for months ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Addressing Your Criminal Record

     Resume Dilemma: Addressing Your Criminal Record
    Individuals with criminal histories face numerous obstacles when seeking employment, so it's important they make the one document that can open doors - the resume - as effective as possible. Follow these tips to ensure your resume is ready to go: h4. Don't Reference Your Criminal Background The purpose of a resume is to help you secure a job interview. For ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Job Termination and Your Resume

    Resume Dilemma: Job Termination and Your Resume
    Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these tips regarding losing your job ...
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    Resume Dilemma: No Degree

    Resume Dilemma: No Degree
    Are your fellow job seekers leaving you in the dust, nabbing the great jobs because they have educational credentials that you lack? Follow these tips to put your best foot forward on your resume and compete with others who have more impressive educational backgrounds. h4. Emphasize Your Strongest Credentials Think about why an employer should hire you out of all the ...
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    Resume Dilemma: I'm Overqualified

    Resume Dilemma: I'm Overqualified
    Six months ago, you were laid off from your executive job by a company that's now six feet under. You've sent out 800 resumes, done one interview, received zero offers. You blew through the severance pay in two months, the COBRA health insurance is gone and your unemployment benefits are about to expire. You find yourself looking lower and lower on ...
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    Hit Your Stride in Hospitality

    Hit Your Stride in Hospitality
    If you'd like to work in an industry where it's possible to go from the dish room to the boardroom, a career in hospitality may be right for you. You'll probably have to wait tables and prep a few meals in between, but the rewards are well worth the work. And while the hospitality industry has kept itself lean over the ...
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    Land and Ace a Restaurant Job Interview

    Land and Ace a Restaurant Job Interview
    By 2016, there will be an additional 1.9 million restaurant jobs in the United States, according to the National Restaurant Association. Knowing what skills are in demand, as well as how to cook up a succinct, attractive resume and what to expect during the interview process, will help you stand out. Heed these tips: Keep Your Resume Succinct Think of your ...
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    10 Signs the Recession is Over

    1. The National Restaurant Association Predicts Record Profits for 2010 Yup. That's right. Record profits for 2010. In their newly released 2010 forecast, the National Restaurant Association predicts that 2010 will be the best of the last three years, seeing a profit of $580 billion and a 2.5% increase in sales over 2009. While that's good news for us restaurant industry ...
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    How Not to Fail at Culinary School

    Succeed at culinary school with these 10 tips! [widget:354] Have you or are you pursuing your dream of attending culinary school? Congratulations if you are! There’s no time like now to do so. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, culinary arts is one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation. There are a number of reasons people go ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Don't just stand there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your restaurant has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of sipping ...
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    Careers in Food Service Management

    Careers in Food Service Management
    In a tough economy, jobs can be lost when consumers put off buying houses, cars, appliances or clothes, but everyone has to eat. And at a time of belt-tightening, schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, sports arenas and commercial businesses increasingly contract out their cafeterias, dining rooms and concession stands, making careers in food service management hotter than an industrial oven. Sodexo ...
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