What makes a good interview?
Preparation. Candidates should prepare and gather as much information about the role and our company before they attend an interview. They should think about possible questions they might be asked. Practising answers beforehand with a friend or family can often help.
Confidence and enthusiasm. If you are yourself and honest it will shine through at interview. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer. It's okay to take time to think about your answers. If you don't know the answer to every question, that's okay, just be honest and the interviewer will help you through.
Presentation. Dress well. First impressions are important and if you make an effort it will make a difference.
What do you look for in an employee?
To join our team we look for candidates with core capabilities as they relate to the advertised role as well as enthusiasm and a great customer service ethos. For young people, we offer school-based traineeships and apprenticeships as well as entry level positions. Many of our employees now in senior positions started in entry level roles and worked their way up.
What makes a good resume?
A good resume is clear, concise and complete. A great application has a complete resume with a letter outlining why you are interested in the role, the industry or us as an employer.
In a resume we look for the minimum requirements of the position we are recruiting for which is stipulated in the advertisement. This may include experience and for entry level position this comprises core skills such as communication, team work, problem solving, numeracy and literacy. Remember to check your spelling. We also look for candidates with enthusiasm, authenticity, customer service attitude and a willingness to learn.
What are the dos and don'ts for job interviews?
Key dos: Be prepared, on time, dress well and believe in yourself. The interview process is designed to go through your application with you in more detail and how you would apply your skills in our work environment setting. Also prepare some questions for us.
Key don'ts: Don't be late, don't use your mobile phone or chew gum.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people looking for a job, what would it be?
Look and apply for positions that are aligned to your interests and passions. If you are passionate about food and cooking, do some more research, give us a call to talk about opportunities and consider applying for an apprenticeship as a chef. If you are not sure what you want to do, that's okay too. You could apply for work experience in different types of roles and work environments.