Upload your resume and have employers find you!July 16, 2015Evaluate your current situation before moving on to another career path in the hospitality industry.By Hcareers.comVirtually everyone in the hospitalilty industry recognizes the symptoms that signal the onset of acute job wanderlust: First, you may begin offhandedly asking around to see if your friends or contacts have heard of any good positions that are open. Then, you find yourself keeping an eye out for "now hiring" signs at your favorite eateries or hotels.
Or maybe you're one of those enviably lucky types who has had an incredible job offer fall into your lap unexpectedly. Even when you're happy in your current position, the prospect of a change can be sorely tempting.
It's human nature to want to find out whether the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence. And often, it's not just restlessness that spurs the urge to switch positions—sometimes a change of scenery is the best way to blast your career prospects into high gear.
Historically, the hospitality industry has been a haven for job-hoppers. There always seem to be enough openings available for new entrants, many of which are seasonal and especially inviting to the commitment phobic set.
However, in recent years, many in the industry have come to view turnover as the enemy. With the costs of recruitment and training soaring, it's not as cheap and painless as it used to be to find new employees and get them up to speed. As such, a growing number of hospitality industry managers have begun to see a pattern of frequent job changes as a strike against potential hires.
So, how can you decide whether to leave a position in pursuit of greener pastures? Like many things in life, there are both advantages and disadvantages to job-hopping in the hospitality industry. Let's take a look at both sides of the issue.Should you consider pursuing a new opportunity...
...or should you stay put?
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