Alchemize with Lauren

The Hospitality & Travel Industry

Thinking about a career in the Hospitality & Travel industry? Excellent choice! According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the three industries which will dominate the 21st Century are tourism, information technology, and telecommunications. In the past 30 years the travel and tourism industry has grown by over 500%; and the expected spending on… Continue reading The Hospitality & Travel Industry

It’s Official!

One of Comedian George Carlin’s classic routines was a comparison of the favorite American pastimes, baseball and football. He talks about the words used to describe their differences. Football has “downs”, baseball has “ups”; football is played in any kind of weather; baseball is cancelled if it rains. Baseball is played in a park; football… Continue reading It’s Official!

More than a little bit of bleach!

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to work with a client in the hospitality industry who was seeking additional employees for their hotel and restaurants. Guests and patrons have become accustomed to have a high level of expectations when it comes to dining or hotel stays than with many other industries. As a result, the managers… Continue reading More than a little bit of bleach!

Take a #2 pencil and print, don’t write.

After a local firm ran a classified advertisement seeking a marketing director, my company was hired to weed through the hundreds of prospects that had submitted their resumes. The wanted to see only “the best of the best” and call them in for interviews. It’s always interesting to be on “the other side of the… Continue reading Take a #2 pencil and print, don’t write.

The Interview Starts … now.

Several times a week I get calls from firms seeking employees. Not because I’m a “head-hunter’ or a recruiter, but because they know I meet candidates in the very early stages of their job search.  These employers are creative and proactive. When seeking for someone special, why wait and hope that the resume of a… Continue reading The Interview Starts … now.

Categorized as Career Prep

Get this Off the “To Do” List!

We had never met but her voice was more than familiar. This was probably the fourth time Debbie had called to set up an appointment. It was an “emergency”, she said. It was always an emergency. She had an interview scheduled, a job fair to attend, or an associate that wanted to see her resume.… Continue reading Get this Off the “To Do” List!

3 steps: Resume. Interview. Job!!

We go over your notes, pages of job descriptions, evaluations and review some past resumes. We probably discuss every aspect of your career, promotions, job-hopping, your industry, office politics, and creating better opportunities. We build a resume. Word for word. Line by line. Meticulous editing to get just the right words to create a summary… Continue reading 3 steps: Resume. Interview. Job!!