Author : chef ssentongo Geoffrey
Blog page : Chefs career ideas
HOW TO BUILD A STANDOUT RESUME?
The professional kitchen is a very different work environment than a corporate office, but getting a job in both places starts out the same way-with resume.
As the first point of contact between a cook and the hiring manager, the purpose of the resume is to highlight your experience and culinary education, so that the employer can decide who moves into the next step-the interview.
By following these tips you can make your resume the best it can be.
Should I call myself a ” chef” on my resume?
It’s important to remember that the title of “chef” is earned with many years of experience in the industry. Calling yourself a “chef” on your resume without earning the title could be viewed negatively by potential employers. Even getting a diploma or degree from a culinary school isn’t enough.
Building your resume (cv) you should include the following points!
1- MAKE IT SKIMMABLE
To make your resume easy to read and absorb, it’s important to remember keep it skimmable. The goal is to grab their attention when they’re in the first “weeding out” phase. There for it’s important to highlight your culinary education and skills on the top third of the page.
Keep your resume skimmable by breaking it into sections and using bullet points to highlight key experience and accomplishments. For each previous role, start with a short description of how you contributed to the overall success of the daily operations of the kitchen. This might include how you helped to increase consistency, improve output, maintaining team work, reduce food waste or recooks, anything you did to help improve the overall functioning of the kitchen.
Then call out two or three accomplishments from each position in a bullet Ed list, and like additions to the menu that performed well, positive work with high-profile clients, and other successes.
The further in the past job, is the less detail you should include, your current or last job is much more lelling about your skills than a job from 10 years ago.
I recommend a separate “skills” section this is another short, bulleted list out calls out some of your specific knowledge like knife skills, ability to follow recipes, knowledge of cooking techniques, baking fundamentals, or like work well under pressure, able to take constructive criticism and team player to see what cooking or non-cooking skills you bring to the table right away.
Another important point of skimmability is to give the readers eye a place to rest. Don’t cram the single page full of tent from edge to edge. Leave some white space on the page to clearly separate each section.
2- TWEAK YOUR RESUME FOR EACH POSITION
The best resume are tailored for each position you are applying too.your resume should contain a wording that matches key phrases found in the job description and anything else you know about the job setting. For example, if your applying to work at a steakhouse, call out all details from the previous job experience that leed steak on the menu. If the job description says you’d be writing the schedule for the line and cooks, mention any previous scheduling experience.
Customising your resume like this takes a bit more work up front, but it shows the employer that you meet their preference and it may help you to get that interview.
3 – QUANTIFY YOUR EXPERIENCE
Cooking skills are hard to demonstrate on a piece of paper. But numbers translate very well on the day page.
What quantifiable experience can you include?
Demonstrating your abilities through specific numbers helps the hiring manager assess your abilities in a way that more general teams simply don’t allow. Your high-capacity banquet Hall, any large-scale catering events or hotel experience could be relevant.
4 – GETTING THE LITTLE DETAILS RIGHT ON YOUR RESUME IS IMPORTANT!
Formatting, proper spelling and grammar, and easy readability will convey professionalism and care, Attention to detail and consistency are the watch words of this industry. Always ask someone you trust to proofread your resume before you send it out and don’t forget your contact information.
Mistake you should not do when you are writing your resume (cv).
* do not apply for the job which are not connected to your qualification or experience
* do not make resume too many pages, make 2 if you have worked for more than 10 years. If you’re less then 5 years 1 page is enough.
* you should read the job description and understand, not it down and use it in your resume. This will help you to path through application tracking system and HR.
* and please try to contact your past experience to the actual job requirements and put it together.
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