Candidates

What do we do?

When you retain JonesCraft Hospitality & Restaurant Recruiters, you are hiring us to represent you in the job marketplace. We get to know you: your goals, your needs, your requirements, your qualifications.  We are straight-forward with you concerning your prospects and coach you through the entire job search process. We want to place you with the right company for you and for your employer.

Who are we?

JonesCraft Restaurant & Hospitality Recruiters has relationships with some of the greatest names in the restaurant and hospitality industry. These relationships enable us to keep a real-time pulse on the list of best restaurant and hospitality jobs. Many times these positions are confidential and, therefore, not posted. JonesCraft makes the connection for you.

Why are we unique?

We know your work schedule can be crazy so we are available to match your time frame. You don’t work nine to five, and neither do we. We also know that changing a career or job, perhaps relocating, can be one of the most important decisions in your life. It can also be extremely stressful. We are on your side, treating you with honesty and respect, and we help you through the process. 

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is the hallmark of JonesCraft Restaurant & Hospitality Recruiters. It permeates all levels of our communications and relationships. We never reveal candidate information to a client until we have discussed the opportunity with you. Our clients receive the same level of confidentiality. 

Best Practices For Your Success

It may be an old saying, but it is a true saying,

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

ALWAYS

  • Review the company’s website, Instagram, and FaceBook page. READ the home page and “about” page at a minimum. LOOK at pictures and comments from guests, especially. KNOW the company’s locations. You should be familiar with the company you are interviewing.
  • Reach out to former colleagues or supervisors and ask their opinion about the company.
  • Check your personal FaceBook, Instagram and LinkdedIn sites. If there are pictures of you doing something stupid, REMOVE THEM. Perception is reality.
  • Check your phone voicemail greeting. Make sure it is professional. You can go back to being the “OG” after you land the job.
  • Gather three or four professional references and have their contact information readily available.
  • After the interview, send a short email, text, or handwritten note to show that you interested in the job and are a professional. An example is, “Thank you for taking the time to meeti with me today. I enjoyed learning more about the opportunity, and I look forward to the next step.”

Prepare for a phone interview

  • Make sure you have read and completed the above “ALWAYS” instructions.
  • Be prepared 15 minutes before the call in a quiet area where you won’t be disturbed. This is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. Do not be in your car or a crowded area; this is job interview.
  • Have your resume in front of you.
  • Announce your name when answering the phone.
  • Smile when speaking; it will make you sound even more positive.
  • Listen, carefully and completely, to the question; don’t start thinking how you are going to answer a question before. you have heard it. When you answer, provide detail, as appropriate. Then STOP talking; do not derail.
  • Do not worry about silent pauses after you answer a question. The interviewer may be taking notes.
  • You do not need to fill the space during a silent pause. The interviewer will ask a follow-up question, if needed.
  • Have two or three prepared questions such as:
    • Why is this position open?
    • What has changed in your operations as a result of COVID?
    • What growth do you anticipate this year?
    • Do all your locations use local products?
    • What charities do you support as a company?

Prepare for an in-person interview

  • Make sure you have completed the above “ALWAYS” instructions.
  • Arrive at least TEN minutes early.
  • Wear business attire, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Be well-rested and energized.
  • Smile and make eye contact.
  • Bring pen and paper to take notes.
  • Listen, carefully and completely, to the question; don’t start thinking how you are going to answer a question before. you have heard it. When you answer, provide detail, as appropriate. Then STOP talking; do not derail.
  • You do not need to fill the space during a silent pause. The interviewer will ask a follow-up question, if needed.
  • Have two or three questions prepared to ask such as:
    • Why is this position open?
    • What has changed in your operations as a result of COVID?
    • What growth do you anticipate this year?
    • Do all your locations use local products?
    • What charities do you support as a company?
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Client Testimonials

  • Brent, Chef

    “I was looking for a career with a small fine dining restaurant, so I called Adam. He knows everyone and was able to put me in the perfect spot.”

  • Donato, Regional Manager

    “The major chains didn’t interest me, and I wasn’t relocatable. I didn’t think I would ever find my next career move, but Adam found a fantastic opportunity. I could not be happier!”

  • Crystal, VP Hotel Chain

    “Because of Adam’s hard work and connections, I was able to join the perfect hotel group, and my career has grown incredibly.”