Amanda DiSilvestro's Blog (9)

Why Personal Branding Affects Company Branding

If you are hoping to land a job or want to keep your current job, you have to realize that your personal brand will affect a company. A wrong step could leave a company a lot of clean-up—your picture gets placed in the paper for something illegal; you guest post a controversial article; a joke on Twitter gets misinterpreted; etc. For this reason, companies are looking for…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on March 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

How Your Restaurant Can Save Money Without Laying Off Employees

For most restaurant owners, it’s difficult to layoff employees in the name of saving money. Many owners do everything they can to try and fix the situation on their own—take a pay cut, work extra hours and hire less, take out loans to help pay the company bills—but sometimes there is nothing a boss can do to help keep things the way they once were. Money is tight, and…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on November 28, 2012 at 5:12am — No Comments

What it Takes to be a Waiter or Waitress in 2012

Becoming a waiter or waitress is 2012 is not exactly what it was 50, or even 20, years ago. Restaurants today have more demanding customers, making waiting tables a more demanding job as well. As the economic downturn forces many people to find alternative forms of employment, restaurants can also be more selective with their applicants.

Waiters and waitress sometimes…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on November 15, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments

How Do You Know If SEO Is The Right Field for You?

As a recent graduate myself, I know that it can be difficult to know what you want to do while you’re still in school. I graduated with a degree in English education, and so I prepared myself to teach high school kids about Shakespeare and wear heels everyday so that everyone knew I wasn’t a student. I just stumbled upon SEO and realized how much I loved it, but this wasn’t…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on November 15, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

How to Recruit Successfully for Your Restaurant (And Why It’s Different)

The restaurant industry provides jobs for approximately 9% of workers in the United States (that’s over 28,000 people!), so why not find the best of the best for your restaurant establishment?  Seeking quality professionals is an important part of having a successful operation.

Unfortunately, finding a great staff isn’t always easy. Recruiting for the restauarnt…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on September 15, 2012 at 8:12pm — No Comments

How to Use Pinterest as a Recruiting Tool

Every good recruiter knows that social media is becoming more and more important when it comes to finding a great candidate. Just days ago Mashable reported that a social media monitoring service Reppler found that 90% of recruiters and hiring managers have visited a potential candidate’s profile as part of the screening process, and 69%…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on August 22, 2012 at 1:27pm — 5 Comments

Should You Take a Different Approach When Recruiting Interns?

It is that time of year again when your company may want to hire interns. A large majority of companies hire interns in order to save money or find a potential candidate for future full-time positions, but recruiting these interns is just as difficult as finding full-time employees. Not all interns have what it takes to work in the “real world” just yet, and it is the job of…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on May 31, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Are Video Resumes a Good Idea?

It seems that just about everything is moving to an online medium, and this is no different in the field of recruiting. LinkedIn is a great electronic resume, and other social networks can really add a new dimension to the hiring process. What could be better? As it turns out, video can be better.

More and more companies are asking for video resumes from candidates if…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on March 23, 2012 at 5:37pm — 21 Comments

What the LinkedIn “Follow Company” Button Means for Recruitment

Although it comes as a surprise to many, LinkedIn has not offered a “follow company” button until very recently. The new feature was announced on the LinkedIn blog Monday, February 27th and was designed to make things easier on both a consumer and the company. Being that LinkedIn is the network for professionals, this was a long time coming for many. With almost all other social networks…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on March 8, 2012 at 5:52pm — 5 Comments

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