Beat the Christmas Rush and Start That Job Search Now

Are you a football fan? If you are, you’ll know that we’ve not long had the closure of the transfer window. Once upon a time, you could transfer players to and from clubs at any time of the year. Now however we have two transfer windows, one in August and one in January. That means there is a flurry of activity during these months, particularly as the deadline gets nearer. Christmas is a bit like the catering and hospitality industry’s transfer window. It’s the busiest time of year in catering and that means there is a huge demand for staff. Therefore, as Christmas gets ever nearer, there is a flurry of activity in terms of recruitment. If you’re looking to move on in your career, how can you make the most of this?

Beat the Christmas Rush and Start That Job Search Now

Start your job search NOW

Like anything in life, if you leave it to the last minute then generally you won’t get the best result. Many of the better restaurants, the better hotels, the ones that really look after and develop their staff will have begun their search for staff early, which means you will have missed the boat. By starting your job search now, you can ensure that you move your career in the right direction.

Some questions you need to ask yourself:

Why do you want to move? What are the reasons behind it?
What are you looking for in your new job? What are the most important factors?
Do you simply want a job or do you want a role in which you can develop and progress?
Where do you see yourself as 5/10/15/20 years’ time?
Optimise your CV

Once you’ve decided to move on in your career and beat the Christmas rush for vacancies, it’s time to update your CV. With your dream job in mind, you need to optimize your CV by tailoring your CV for such a job. Focus on the skills, qualifications and experience that they will be looking for. Your CV shouldn’t just impress a potential employer; it should make them say “We HAVE to get this person in for an interview”.

Use a specialist recruiter

Here at West One we have excellent relationships with a huge range of venues in London from the finest 5* hotels and Michelin Star restaurants to small family boutique hotels and pop-up restaurants. Many of the vacancies we work on you won’t see advertised publicly and we can open doors for you and your career. All you need to do is call us, come and meet us if you like and we can help that dream career become a step closer. There’s no cost to you so what have you got to lose?

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West One is a boutique Catering and Hospitality recruiter offering permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to establishments across London and the South East England.

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