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Why should I use a recruiter?  The internet has thousands of job openings. 

When you use a recruiter you can be sure your résumé will get into the hands of the right person.  Recruiters only search for candidates when they have a specific job order.  They also follow up with phone calls to make sure the hiring person sees you résumé and to see if there are any other questions.  When you submit your résumé to answer a job posting on the internet so have hundreds of other “qualified” candidates.  Your résumé could easily get lost in the shuffle 

When I change jobs how much of a raise in salary can I expect? 

Typically you can expect to make 5% to 10% more when you move to another company.  However, current economic conditions may lower that figure somewhat.  

Do companies still pay relocation costs? 

For most upper level positions they do.  However, it does vary from one company to another.  Some will pay moving costs up to a certain dollar amount.  Others are a little more generous.  Again, because of current economic conditions companies are not as generous as before. 

If I have received a severance from my former company how long can I “relax” before I get serious about searching for a job again? 

The time to get serious is immediately after you lose your job.  While you may feel like you earned a little “R&R” there are other people out there looking for the same job that you will want in three months.  Timing is crucial in a job search.  You never know when that special job will come along so you must actively search from day one of your unemployment. 

Should I join networking groups? 

Yes.  When you are unemployed you are still working.  Your new job is looking for a job.  It is a 274/7 job with no pay or benefits.  You must take every step possible to get back to work.  You will now become a salesperson with “YOU” as the product.  The more people that know you are looking and the more people you can talk to the better.  

What if I get an offer to interview with a company I’m not sure about? Should I go ahead with the interview when I know I wouldn’t work for them if they offered me a job? 

Yes, for a couple of reasons.  You may find out they are not what you expected.  You will get practice interviewing.  It may have been a while since you interviewed.  Times change. Questions change. It will be good practice.  

Who do you recruit for? 

We recruit for major players in the industry plus individual hotels.  Our clients sometimes ask us to do confidential searches so we don’t publicize there names on our website.  

What positions do you recruit for? 

We recruit all levels of positions in the hotel industry.  We have placed senior VP’s and Executive Steward’s and everything in between. 

Would I have to worry that you or your clients would allow my name to surface that I was looking for a position and jeopardize my job with my current employer? 

 

No.  We all understand the need for confidentiality.  Our reputation as well as how our clients are regarded would be seriously compromised.

RESTAURANT JOBS

BASE SALARY……………..Lower–MEDIAN–Upper

Annual Volume Under $1,499,999

General Manager……..$33,500–$42,000–$51,500
FOH Manager…………$29,500–$36,750–$43,500
Executive Chef………..$32,500–$41,000–$49,000
Sous Chef/KM………..$29,500–$36,000–$41,500

Annual Volume $1,500,000 - 2,500,000

General Manager……..$40,000–$50,500–$62,000
FOH Manager…………$33,500–$41,000–$49,500
Executive Chef………..$40,000–$52,000–$65,000
Sous Chef/KM………..$33,000–$39,000–$47,000

Annual Volume $2,500,000 - 4,500,000

General Manager……..$48,000–$61,000–$74,000
FOH Manager…………$40,000–$49,000–$58,000
Executive Chef………..$44,000–$56,500–$69,000
Sous Chef/KM…………$38,000–$44,000–$52,000

Annual Volume $4,500,000 - 7,500,000

General Manager……..$56,000–$69,000–$84,000
FOH Manager…………$46,000–$56,000–$66,000
Executive Chef………..$50,000–$66,000–$80,000
Sous Chef/KM…………$42,000–$49,500–$57,000

Annual Volume $7,500,000+

General Manager……..$63,000–$82,000–$98,500
FOH Manager…………$54,000–$66,000–$78,000
Executive Chef………..$60,000–$71,000–$84,000
Sous Chef/KM…………$48,000–$57,500–$67,000

COUNTRY CLUBS JOBS

BASE SALARY………………….Lower–MEDIAN–Upper

Chief Operating Officer..$93,500–$124,000–$172,000
General Manager………..$76,000–$99,500–$138,000
Clubhse Mgr/F&B Dir…..$47,500–$56,750–$66,000
Executive Chef…………..$53,500–$62,250–$78,000
Catering Manager……….$34,500–$41,750–$54,000
Membership Director…..$36,000–$46,500–$57,500
Course Superintendent…$65,500–$80,500–$96,500
Fitness Director………….$35,000–$42,500–$49,000
Head Golf Professional…$57,000–$67,500–$77,500

HOTELS JOBS

BASE SALARY………………….Lower–MEDIAN–Upper

Under 200 Rooms

GM-Limited Service……$39,000–$48,500–$56,000
GM-Full Service………..$58,000–$65,500–$77,000

200-349 Rooms

GM-Limited Service…….$50,500–$59,250–$67,500
GM-Full Service…………$65,500–$74,500–$83,000

350-749 Rooms (Full Service Properties)

General Manager…………$69,000–$83,500–$96,000
Resident Mgr/AGM……..$58,000–$69,500–$80,500
Director of Sales…………$58,000–$67,500–$78,000
Director of Catering……..$45,000–$59,250–$69,500
Director of F&B………….$53,000–$62,500–$74,000
Executive Chef……………$44,000–$57,500–$69,000
Executive Housekeeper…$40,500–$48,250–$56,500
Front Office Manager……$42,000–$51,000–$57,000

750+ Rooms (Full Service Properties)

General Manager…………..$91,000–$106,500–$128,000
Resident Manager/AGM….$72,000–$84,500–$98,000
Rooms Division Manager…$68,000–79,500–$95,000
Director of Sales……………$68,000–$81,500–$94,000
Director of Catering………..$58,000–$73,000–$88,000
Director of F&B…………….$63,500–$77,750–$92,500
Executive Chef………………$61,000–$76,000–$92,000
Executive Housekeeper…..$47,000–$53,000–$59,000
Front Office Manager………$52,000–$61,500–$72,000

Note: This information has been compiled through research. Cost of living may create a salary variance of 30-35% (a manager earning $100,000 in San Francisco or New York will earn about $65,000 in Omaha or Salt Lake City).

PREPARE FOR A SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW

What’s the most critical part of the interview? While some job seekers might think it’s the question session or a company tour, job search coaches know the truth: The most critical stage of the interview is the time spent preparing for it.

The information provided here was compiled from years of management experience in the restaurant / retail industry and will provide you with information which will make you a better interviewee both in the initial telephone interview and face-to-face interview. It is not a guarantee of a job offer, but simply advice to increase the probability of a job offer.

 Candidates FAQs

Why should I use a recruiter?  The internet has thousands of job openings. 

When you use a recruiter you can be sure your résumé will get into the hands of the right person.  Recruiters only search for candidates when they have a specific job order.  They also follow up with phone calls to make sure the hiring person sees you résumé and to see if there are any other questions.  When you submit your résumé to answer a job posting on the internet so have hundreds of other “qualified” candidates.  Your résumé could easily get lost in the shuffle 

When I change jobs how much of a raise in salary can I expect? 

Typically you can expect to make 5% to 10% more when you move to another company.  However, current economic conditions may lower that figure somewhat.  

Do companies still pay relocation costs? 

For most upper level positions they do.  However, it does vary from one company to another.  Some will pay moving costs up to a certain dollar amount.  Others are a little more generous.  Again, because of current economic conditions companies are not as generous as before. 

If I have received a severance from my former company how long can I “relax” before I get serious about searching for a job again? 

The time to get serious is immediately after you lose your job.  While you may feel like you earned a little “R&R” there are other people out there looking for the same job that you will want in three months.  Timing is crucial in a job search.  You never know when that special job will come along so you must actively search from day one of your unemployment. 

Should I join networking groups? 

Yes.  When you are unemployed you are still working.  Your new job is looking for a job.  It is a 274/7 job with no pay or benefits.  You must take every step possible to get back to work.  You will now become a salesperson with “YOU” as the product.  The more people that know you are looking and the more people you can talk to the better.  

What if I get an offer to interview with a company I’m not sure about? Should I go ahead with the interview when I know I wouldn’t work for them if they offered me a job? 

Yes, for a couple of reasons.  You may find out they are not what you expected.  You will get practice interviewing.  It may have been a while since you interviewed.  Times change. Questions change. It will be good practice.  

Who do you recruit for? 

We recruit for major players in the industry plus individual hotels.  Our clients sometimes ask us to do confidential searches so we don’t publicize there names on our website.  

What positions do you recruit for? 

We recruit all levels of positions in the hotel industry.  We have placed senior VP’s and Executive Steward’s and everything in between. 

Would I have to worry that you or your clients would allow my name to surface that I was looking for a position and jeopardize my job with my current employer? 

 

No.  We all understand the need for confidentiality.  Our reputation as well as how our clients are regarded would be seriously compromised.

Welcome to Keystone Career Counseling!

 

 


“Which road do I take?” asked Alice.

“Where are you going?” asked the Cheshire Cat.

“I don’t know” said Alice

“Then it doesn’t matter which road you take”.

Keystone Career Counseling can help you find the right “road”.

If you are a professional in the hospitality industry, Keystone Career Counseling is the place to contact when you are looking for that next career move.

With over twenty-four years experience in the operational and management side of the hospitality industry, KCC can  bring a better understanding of the job requirements to the job search.

Let us work together and get you started today on the next step of your career.

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