So, you’re writing your CV to prepare for a role as a restaurant manager and any management role can be challenging to get. It is crucial you create a good first impression for the hiring manager. A CV is the best way to demonstrate why you are the perfect candidate for the position because it provides your relevant skills and experience. One of the challenges is to present this information in a way that is easy and quick to read.
Consult sample CV’s and read this short article to get ideas of what to include in your CV for your desired restaurant manager role and how.
Below are some top tips to help you with writing the perfect Restaurant Manager / Management CV:
Stand out. Your CV should demonstrate your unique blend of skills and experience as a restaurant manager. Make sure you include examples of, problem resolution or management achievements throughout your years of working in hospitality up until now.
Keep it simple. Your choice of font and layout are key to making sure a would-be employer carries on reading your CV. Simple formats work best.
Don‘t be generic. Work out who or which brand your CV is destined for and tailor it to highlight the right aspects of your experience for them.
Check and check again. Avoid errors at all costs. This means spelling mistakes, dates which conflict with one another and incorrect email address and phone number.
Update. Firing off an old CV will look unprofessional, so make sure that yours is regularly updated to meet the requirements of the specific restaurant manager job you see advertised.
Stick to no more than two pages of A4. A good CV is clear, concise and makes every point necessary without waffling. You don't need pages and pages of paper – you just keep things short and sweet, it's a chance to tick the right boxes.
Let’s Break it Down Even More
Your CV will be written for a potential employer. In the case of a restaurant manager application, this is likely to be the general manager of the establishment. The goal is to demonstrate that you have the qualities to withstand the high pressure environment in the restaurant, leadership and management skills to perform the job to its highest standard.
From years of experience in the hospitality industry right up until the current day, as a restaurant manager you will have acquired different aspects of professional skills. Give brief examples of when you have acquired and developed these skills.
Checklist on what to include in your restaurant manager CV
Personal details - such as name, address, mobile number and email address. If relevant, also include your LinkedIn profile or blog site where employers can find out more about you.
Objective - in 1 or 2 sentences, summarise and emphasise your key attributes and your intended future career path. Your words must flow seamlessly – avoiding cliché
Employment History & Work Experience- Place this before Education if you have been working for a while. Start with your most recent job, detailing your experience concisely in bullet points
Education & Training - start with your most recent qualifications and work back to the ones you received at school
Achievements - include your academic/professional achievements to distinguish yourself from other candidates
Interests - include this if relevant to the soft skills needed for the job
References - name two people (not relatives), along with their email address and phone number, who may be contacted by the employer for a reference.
By using these tips, your CV will create the right impression and help yours get to the top of the pile with the result that you are much more likely to be called for an interview.
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