We work with hospitality and service companies operating in every state, and we place culinary, management, and executive level leaders into new jobs. We’ve filled tens of thousands of positions over the years, and we’ve developed an understanding of the candidate experience.
Systems are designed to manage the masses. They are invaluable tools for companies seeking talent. These systems keep candidates at a distance, allowing for the pairing down of a candidate pool. It’s a reality when companies must manage the volume of applicants. By comparison, an individual (or candidate) has a more intimate view of the hiring process. Every resume submission, every interview, and every day waiting for a decision can be heart wrenching. Great candidates understand each job is only a stop on the career train. They don’t get emotionally connected until an offer has been extended, contemplated, and accepted.
You won’t work with one company your entire career.
While a well-intended aspiration, it’s no longer realistic, and could potentially harm your future career path. Long tenure often creates a, perhaps unfair, perception that an individual will be resistant to change.
Take a few moments and think about what your ideal job looks like. What makes it ideal? Is the company innovative; cutting edge? Is it the opportunity to make more money or to hold more responsibility? Is it better benefits? Professional advancement? More time for you? Consider the fact that what makes an ideal opportunity varies from person to person. It’s different at different times with the same person, too. Stage of career, level of engagement, and personal circumstances each affect what is ideal.
Once you know your ideal, it’s a much easier path to find the job chemistry you need to propel your career.
Job chemistry is a delicate balance. It’s not about a good (or bad) day here and there. Job chemistry is about the harmony between excitement and confidence, skill level and challenge, rewards and opportunity. Job chemistry is about having a supportive boss or an innovative environment to operate in. Job chemistry is the pride you have for the work you do.
Let us help you solve the search for job chemistry. Get started today.