CV Advice from the team at HIC Ltd

CV Advice from the team at HIC Ltd

Keywords

We want to help you land the all-important interview and there are a few tweaks you can make to your CV that can make all the difference.

It’s important to look at your CV regularly and update the action words used to find keywords that are specifically tailored to the hospitality industry.

Let’s help you make your CV stand out!!


First, look at the job advertised. It contains the exact words that correspond to the job you want. The job title itself will often be a keyword, as well as the skills and experience listed. Review the job listing carefully and look for the words that relate specifically to this job. Tailor your CV to this position before sending it out and mention these keywords in the cover letter.

StateUniversity.com, compiled a list of the top 20 Hotel and Food Service Keywords. Not all of these words will apply to the job you’re currently looking for or reflect your experience, but it will give you a place to start when creating your CV to get the best results:

Back-of-the-House Operations
Catering Services
Conference & Meeting Planning
Corporate Dining Room Operations
Customer Service Management
Food & Beverage Operations
Front-of-the-House Operations
Guest Service & Satisfaction
Hospitality Management
Housekeeping Operations
Inventory Planning & Control
Labor Cost Controls
Menu Planning & Pricing
Multi-Unit Operations
Occupancy Management
Portion Control
Property Development
Resort Management
Revenue Planning & Reporting
Special Events Planning

General terms you can use to describe your accomplishments:
Achieved
Capitalised
Enacted
Established
Exceeded
Generated
Maximized
Spearheaded
Steered
Stimulated
Supervised
Surpassed

Terms to use when listing duties or responsibilities:
Arranged
Accomplished
Created
Delivered
Developed
Executed
Expanded
Handled
Headed
Identified
Improved
Increased
Initiated
Implemented
Instituted
Optimized
Produced
Reduced
Simplified

We hope this helps with your overall search. Don’t forget to combine your “action words” with actual results.

Good luck.

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