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7 Tips To Those Wanting To Develop Their Career As a Chef

7 Tips To Those Wanting To Develop Their Career As a Chef If you want a career as a successful chef, take a look at our 7 tips that will help you drive your career forward. Don’t Fill Your CV With Pointless Information When applying for jobs, whether you’re a Chef de Partie or an […]

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Think That It’s OK To Not Turn Up To An Interview? Here’s Why It Isn’t..

Think That It’s OK To Not Turn Up To An Interview? Here’s Why It Isn’t.. Are you a candidate looking for a new role in London’s catering or hospitality industries? Have you ever been offered and interview, confirmed that you’ll go but then never turned up? It’s not really a big thing is it, nobody […]

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Why You Should Never Accept The Deadly Counter Offer

Why You Should Never Accept The Deadly Counter Offer As recruitment consultants, we see this situation quote often. Candidate has an excellent CV, is well qualified and has a great level of experience. In their current role, they are overworked, underpaid and generally unappreciated with little or no chance of any sort of career advancement. […]

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What NOT To Do In Your Interview

What NOT To Do In Your Hospitality / Catering Interview There’s lots of advice about what you SHOULD do in an hospitality / catering interview, but… what SHOULDN’T you do?   Don’t… Be Late This should go without saying but you should never, ever be late for an interview. Whether you have missed your bus, […]

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Building Your Brand As A Chef

Building Your Brand As A Chef When you enter the world of catering and set out your goal to become the best chef you can be, you are entering one of the most competitive and hard industries on the planet. There are millions of chefs in the world and if you want to rise to […]

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How to Make Yourself Stand Out as a Candidate

How to Make Yourself Stand Out as a Candidate Here at West One, we work with some of the best venues in London, from Michelin Star restaurants to 5* hotels. We also work with some of the most innovative and exciting venues too, from funky pop-ups across the capital to some of the trendiest boutique […]

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Chef Amongst Top Career Choices for Kids

Chef Amongst Top Career Choices for Kids A recent survey by Curry’s PC World has revealed that a career as a chef is one of the most sought after choices for young people in the UK. The survey questioned a total of 1515 UK adults and teenagers about the nation’s passions and aspirations and exposed […]

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Beat the Christmas Rush and Start That Job Search Now

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 […]

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Why there has never been a better time to make that career move

Why there has never been a better time to make that career move Restaurants are crying out for quality staff, so why stay in a job that you are not happy in when you could achieve your career ambitions elsewhere? Nobody can predict the future, but as time goes on, it looks like now could […]

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How to make an impact in your new catering/hospitality role…

How to make an impact in your new catering / hospitality role… Fantastic! You’ve just secured that amazing new position that you’ve wanted for ages. You’ve worked really hard to get it, but now it’s time to start and really begin to make your mark. Whether you’re a chef or you work front of house […]

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Catering and Hospitality: What questions should you ask your interviewer?

Catering and Hospitality: What questions should you ask your interviewer? In the Catering and Hospitality industry, Interviews can often feel like a one-way process, where you as a candidate for a job are asked questions to ascertain your suitability in terms of skills, qualifications, experience and personality. But interviews shouldn’t be one-way. Firstly, it is […]

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Looking For a Job? How to Make the Most of Your Recruitment Agency

Looking For a Job? How to Make the Most of Your Recruitment Agency If you’re looking for a new job as a Chef or another hospitality role, then you may think that by simply registering with an agency you are doing enough to ensure that you will eventually be offered work. It may be enough […]

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Catering and Hospitality: Not Getting Interview? 5 Steps You Need to Take

Catering and Hospitality: Not Getting Interview? 5 Steps You Need to Take If you’re applying lots of jobs but you’re not getting interviews then quite simply, you’re doing something wrong because the catering and hospitality industry is crying out for people, particularly in London. Chances are it’s something simple that you are not doing or […]

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When considering a new job, consider more than just the salary

When considering a new job, consider more than just the salary When you’re looking for a new job, there are lots of different factors to consider. One of the most important of these is the salary. Like it or not, money is important to all of us and it is one of the primary factors […]

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From Catering to Recruitment: Are You Up to the Challenge?

From Catering to Recruitment: Are You Up to the Challenge? We pride ourselves here at West One on the fact that all of our recruitment consultants, as well as being experienced and capable recruiters, have experience of working in the catering and hospitality industry. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve consistently been one of […]

Chefs: How to Ensure Your Trial Shift is a Success

How to Ensure Your Trial Shift is a Success – Chefs Trial Shifts It’s always good when a restaurant offers you a trial shift. It enables you to show off your skills and also lets you see if the restaurant is suitable for you and your career ambitions. What is a trial shift? A ‘trial […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Catering Interview

The Dos and Don’ts of a Catering Interview If you’re looking to land a hospitality / catering job that you really want, then your interview performance is crucial. How you present yourself and how you answer questions will make or break your chances of landing the role, so take a look at our interview dos […]

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When Was The Last Time You Updated Your CV?

When Was The Last Time You Updated Your CV? Whether you are actively looking for a job or not, updating your CV should be something you do on a regular basis, at least once every year. Whether you are a chef or work front of house, if you have been in the same role for […]

Use the winter months to help you ‘spring’ into your next role

Use the winter months to help you ‘spring’ into your next role It might be chilly outside but before you know it, spring will be here. Spring is a time of new beginnings, which means it’s a great time to take that next step in your career. So why not get ahead of the game […]

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