Having trouble finding a job on Harri? You may not be fully utilizing the suite of tools we offer. Here are some tips to help you on your way to being employed:
#1: Narrow down your search.
We offer countless restaurant and hospitality job opportunities on our platform. Instead of going through the job listings one by one, use the search and filter options on the left-hand side. If you only want to work in restaurants and have a front-of-house role, specify that so you only see those jobs in your results. On Harri, you can select the type of position, type of restaurant and even type of cuisine you are interested in working with.
#2: Your image is extremely important.
The way you present yourself online and offline are noted by hiring managers. Make sure your online profiles are polished and up-to-date. Also, remember to contact employers with a professional email. Read here for ways on how to improve your Harri profile. Your attire is key too. Dress properly when taking a profile photo and when going on a job interview. See our post, Tips for a Professional Profile Photo, for more advice.
#3: Double check on your references.
A bad reference can totally ruin your chances of finding that job you were hoping for. Confirm that your professional and personal references will be speak highly of you. Not having somebody to give you a positive recommendation may also be just as bad. If you unsure how to ask your employer (or former employer) to be your reference, take a look at How to Ask Someone for a Job Reference.
#4: Understand that you may not find your 'dream job' immediately.
Searching for the perfect job may take some time. You can still take on other opportunities while you find the perfect one for you. If you are presented with something that does not meet your requirements 100%, consider taking it anyways, so that you can build up your experience and develop your skills. In addition, understand that hiring in the hospitality industry goes through waves. You might just be looking for a new job at the wrong time. Check for open opportunities frequently, both on desktop and mobile, if you are on-the-go. In addition, sign up for Harri’s job alert notifications, where we will send you updates on jobs that match your preferences.