Candidates

What do we do?

When you retain JonesCraft Hospitality & Restaurant Recruiters, you are hiring us to represent your company. We realize you are looking for a specific candidate. We find that candidate based on your requirements and what you need to drive your business. We focus on our extensive network and also directly search out the ideal candidate. Unlike other recruiting choices, we do not cast a wide net hoping to collect a multitude of resumes leaving you with a list of unqualified candidates.

Who are we?

We are industry veterans. When you have an open position, whether it is a kitchen manager, an executive housekeeper, or a chief operations officer, we understand the position. The restaurant and hospitality industry has its own language, and we speak it fluently.

Why are we unique?

Our candidates are top-notch. As a result, they are not always actively seeking a job. They are, however, open to possibilities and advancing their careers. Unlike candidates who may answer want ads or job postings, our candidates need to sold on your company, and that’s where we come in.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is the hallmark of JonesCraft Restaurant & Hospitality Recruiters. It permeates all levels of our communications and relationships. Candidates are screened and qualified prior to knowing any client information. This level of confidentiality allows our clients to make needed leadership changes to fit their specific timeline. Our candidates 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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