Show Enthusiasm during your Interview

enthusiasm

Everyone likes the feeling of being wanted. Show enthusiasm! Don’t appear to be what we in the business call a “shopper” or a “tire kicker”. The “What can you do for me?” approach to interviewing, even in this full-employment economy, gets you a quick exit to the front door. (Sometimes the back door, if you’re particularly offensive).

Always make certain that the company with which you are interviewing feels like they are your first choice, no matter what other companies are involved in your job search. Be certain you have researched their website, have recently eaten in their restaurant and can comment on how much you love their concept.

In the hospitality industry, the hiring manager is judging you on many levels. Your experience is important but as this is a service industry, your attitude and personality play a huge role in determining if there will be a job offer.

Often you will be asked to work “a day in the life” of a restaurant manager as part of the interview process. Be certain to pick up a broom and help, greet the customers, clean the trash off the parking lot and be friendly with the crew.

Attitude goes a very long way in the hospitality industry when the final candidate is selected for the position.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Hezekiah is a true professional in every sense of the word. 

    I'm very excited to get started with my new career.  From the very beginning when he contacted me there has been absolutely no gaps in communication.  Hezekiah matched me with an opportunity that is a true fit for my skill set.  I submitted my resume to him and he completely revamped it, highlighting my strengths.  This translated into the opportunity I have now been afforded.  He ensured that I received tips on interviewing and we even spoke just hours prior to my initial interview.  He has consistently reached out to the HR representative to ensure that I was informed of their thought process and relayed information to them as to my thoughts as well.  Truly, I could not have asked for a better recruiter.  As I type this I am still amazed at how seamless Hezekiah made the entire process.  There would be zero hesitation in requesting his services again, I'd do it in a heartbeat without second guessing.  He's a superstar in my humble opinion and deserves all the best that Patrice & Associates has to offer.  Thank you for having him on the team, he's going to change plenty of people's lives.  He should be proud to know that.
    Very Respectfully,
    Keith A. Ellis
    Hezekiah is a true professional in every sense of the word
  • In a time of a pandemic, I was unable to find a job, and through Tim Keith and his organization, I was able to find a job and really evolve in the workplace in a way I haven’t before.                           Sincerely, John Maas
  • The whole process was fast and simple and he did an excellent job. 

    I feel that Mr. Ed Curry found the job I was looking for.  He listened to me about what type of style of restaurant I was trying to move into and the working environment that would be best suitable for me.  I was given helpful guidance from the initial phone interview all the way to the final interview.  The whole process was fast and simple and he did an excellent job.
    Sincerely,
    Robert McFarland
    The whole process was fast and simple and he did an excellent job
  • Rick was amazing!

    He never stopped working to help me get this position.  I would not have this job if it was not for him. He walked me through every step, gave great tips and advice, and followed up with the company throughout the process to make sure everything was good.  I will never be able to thank him enough for this.  I will send anyone I know who needs help finding a job to Rick Kallsen with Patrice & Associates!!
     Thank you all!!!!!
    Chris Haynes
    Rick was amazing!
  • He made sure I found the right job for me. 

    Tim was fantastic in helping me with my new career and I couldn’t have asked for a more professional and dedicated recruiter.  I am very happy with how everything turned out.
    Thank you so much,
    Danielle Photiou
    He made sure I found the right job for me