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Chef Resume and Cover Letter Help

The most important tools to start and move you forward on the Career Path towards the Chef Job you want are your resume and cover letter. We have a collection of articles that cover the basics of cover letter writing in "Cover Letter Writing 101"
There are common misconceptions and myths about resumes and cover letters. In "Cover Letter Myths and Resume Nonsense" these are explained and you are told how to avoid them.
With identity theft in the news almost constantly these days it amazes me the kind of information job seekers willingly post in resume databases that can be reaqd by just about anyone for a nominal fee. In "Why you should not post a public resume on line"

I explain why this is a very bad idea and give some points on how to write a resume that will get you an interview with an employer but keep your personal information private.

Culinary Interview Help

Your cover letter resume and have gotten you the interview for your dream job. How do you prepare for it? What do you wear to the interview? "Strategic Interview Attire" gives you an over view of how to dress depending on the type of position you are applying for.
Your in the interview. What questions are likely in a Chef Job Interview? In "Culinary, Cook and Chef Position Interview Tips" you can get basic advice on what to expect and how to prepare.
Remember and interview is a two way experience. You should get the information you need to decide if you even want the position. "Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview"will give you an idea of what questions to ask for important information about the job and give you a chance to impress the employer with your insight and abilities.
You feel you did well on the interview and you want the position. What do you do next? "After the Interview... Now What?" gives you the check list of how to follow up after a successful interview.

Chef Job Search Help

There is more to a successful job hunt than just a great resume and successful interview. You have to know what type culinary position or chef job you want and how to get there.
In "Smart Job Searching: Focus, Plan, Persevere" the importance of focusing on your goals and the different job search options available are explained and you are given insight on how to make the system work for you.
In "The Receiving End: What Recruiters & Hiring Officials Really Want" recruiters and HR managers explain what they actually want from a job applicant including the length of a resume or cover letter, what format they like to receive them, how long they keep them and much more.
The higher up you get in the food chain the harder you have to search for that next challenge. "Staying Up in a Long-Drawn-Out Job Search" give a list of practical examples of steps to take to keep you on track and motivated.

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