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My name is Imy, and I’m currently a third year Business Management Student at the University of Liverpool. Believe it or not... I work in marketing for 16 hours a week, keep on top of my university studies, and still manage to have a great social life!!

Everyone is likely to face stress at work, no matter what your vocation is. It is important that we tackle this stress, so it doesn’t get the better of us by causing us to lose focus. Take a peek at some of the proven ways to help you de-stress at work.

We know writing your CV feels like a long, boring chore. However, with these simple tips, we hope it won’t be such a burden...

It’s that time of year when many of us contemplate making a change in our professional lives. Whether that be pushing for promotion, leaving your current role or a complete career change spending some time refreshing your CV is a great starting point for gathering your thoughts and cutting a plan.

Working right through the Christmas period is not for everyone. However, this is the time of year where customers are at their most generous, so how can you make the most of this time of plenty?

Entry level positions in the hospitality trade are often seen as the perfect filler jobs for students looking to top up their income or people looking for a flexible and adaptable stop-gap role at some stage during their career. With mounting student debts and the ability to work around lectures alongside the added benefit of being a sociable and effective way to form new friendship groups (especially when often you are new to the area), it is easy to understand why.

A career in the hospitality industry is as varied and diverse as you want it to be, from working behind the bar in an established pub in the Cotswolds to managing a team of people in a seven-star hotel in Dubai, the career opportunities are endless. Gaining the right skills and right job, however, is an important consideration whether you’re just starting out in the industry, returning after a career break or if you fancy a new challenge altogether.

The hospitality sector is synonymous with hiring temporary staff over the festive period, so if you’re looking to hire make sure you know your stuff and read our simple guide to ensure everything runs smoothly and legally.

What does it take to be a pub General Manager.

Taking charge in the kitchen...

Do you know what it takes to be an Assistant General Manager.

So, you got the interview – awesome. Now for the interview stage, and just as with your CV writing you need to give this plenty of time, thought and critically, preparation. Use these simple steps to make sure you are ready to smash that interview and show that potential employer that they just cannot manage without you!

Think you know everything about being a chef? Here are 7 fun facts that may surprise you!

With 1000s of attendees and 100s of potential employees in one place at one time, job fairs are still popular, and great way to find your next position. In the hospitality sector, jobs fairs happen throughout the year so now is a good time to plan which one you are going to attend and get ahead with your preparation for it.

One of the most important aspects of running a successful pub or bar is its people. But, hiring the right employees can be challenging and daunting.

Bartender, mixologist, barkeep – whatever you call that amazing person who welcomes you as you walk into any pub or bar. We all have an opinion on how it should be done and what they should be doing. But what does it take to be a good bartender, and have you got it?

If you’re in a job that you no longer enjoy or are looking for a change of direction completely, there’s no time like the present to start laying the foundations for your next exciting move. But how do you go about it?

While many people come into the hospitality industry through work experience or part-time positions during college or uni, this is an arena that cannot scrimp on training.

Some of the world’s best chefs started out as kitchen porters as it’s one of the best ways in to the professional kitchen. Working your way up from a KP position will earn you the skills and credibility to go far. It is the ground work for anyone looking for a long-term career in the kitchen trade.

Job hunting is a tricky business because you can’t predict what one person is going to love or indeed hate. However, everyone respects a well-written, error-free CV. You won’t get an interview if it’s riddled with mistakes or grammar errors. And to some employers, mistakes jump out from the page even during a quick scan.

“Laptop on, coffee poured – right let’s find me a job. Where are all the vacancies all in one place, I know a job board? Quick, easy what could go wrong”.

Being a commis chef is all about learning the fundamentals of your trade. The role involves food preparation work and basic cooking, all under the supervision of a chef de partie or section chef. Under the right guidance, you’ll be well your way to becoming a truly great chef.

You got the interview; you know where to go and how to get there, you’ve even been for a look at the pub/bar/restaurant/hotel to get a feel for the business. Next is actually doing the interview and crucial to your success will be taking the time to prepare.

Walking that line between what’s great in an interview and what’s likely to get you shoved out the door at the first opportunity can be tricky, so we’ve rounded up some of the worst interview offences to help you on your way.