If you are looking for work within the catering and hospitality industry, it makes sense to go somewhere where the majority of the jobs are advertised. In the past, this would have been the trade press. Today, the vast majority of hotel owners and chains advertise their jobs on the internet using specialist job boards.
To see what we mean by a specialist job board visit the caterer.com website. This job board site only contains vacancies for the catering and hospitality industries. As you can see, there are literally thousands of jobs available across the UK and there are even a few available in other parts of the world.
Given that there are so many jobs available on this kind job board it makes sense to focus your search for hotel work here? You get the best choice and it is very easy to search for roles that you are qualified for and that offers work you will enjoy doing. Familiarize yourself with the search box using the search box, you can quickly narrow down possibilities, and are able to do so in several ways.
This speeds up the process of finding the right roles for you. It means that you will not have to wade through hundreds of job adverts that are not relevant to your particular skill set. On the best job boards, you can specify your location and how far away from there you are prepared to travel for work. You can also specify the salary you are looking for and the job type.
So, for example, you could key in the fact that you are looking for a housekeeping role, in Northampton or within a 10-mile radius of there, with a salary of £15-£20,000. When you hit enter you will get back a list of jobs which meet your criteria or area as close to your requirements as possible.
In addition, you will be able to choose the order in which these search results are displayed to you. Many job seekers sort the result by date, so that they can concentrate on applying for the positions, which have been, advertised the most recently.
Doing so significantly increases the chances of your application leading to an interview. Therefore, the earlier you apply for an advertised role the better. Have your CV to hand It makes sense to have already updated your CV before going online to search for a job.
If you have done this, it will be a simple matter of attaching it to your application or using cut-and-paste to fill out a pro forma. Apply for several jobs at once many people make the mistake of only applying for one or two roles. They do not understand just how competitive the job market is these days.
It is not unusual for hotels to be swamped with literal dozens of applications for each role. Therefore, the chances are even if you are qualified, you may not be asked to come for an interview because they have already received several suitable applications. By applying to several jobs at once, you hedge your bets and increase your chances of finding work.