September 2008

White Now’s What’s News

Keeping You Up-to-Date and In-the-Know


www.whitenow.com.au


With over one million hits per month, there’s little doubt that White Now is THE BEST place to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in YOUR industry !!!

For all your Industry’s Jobs, News and Latest Information !


What’s In Store For You in the September ’08 Edition of White Now’s What’s News ?

 
   
   
 
 

White Now’s NEW Look !!!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our BRAND NEW Front Page which is sure to make navigating your way around your favourite Hospitality Website, www.whitenow.com.au even easier !

There are now GIANT tabs for you to click on to navigate directly to the most commonly used pages on the site and the colour scheme has been freshened up to remind you that things are constantly changing here at White Now and that new services continue to be added........ what hasn't changed though, is our superior level of service and our ability to draw the largest pools of candidates with the specific skills and experience to match the roles that you are advertising !

And for our candidates, we continue to be the website of choice for advertising positions vacant within the Club and Hospitality Industry, which means that you can locate that perfect role simply and easily and proceed with your application with a couple of clicks of your mouse !

What's also new for our candidates is an "APPLY NOW" button which will automatically generate an email and give you the ability to attach your Covering Letter and Resume to send off for that perfect job that you have found on www.whitenow.com.au. This facility will also greatly assist our advertisers as it will enable us to track the number of times their advert has been viewed along with the number of applications they have received, ensuring we are keeping them up-to-date with their progress !

White Now continues to out-perform any other provider for attracting candidates; advertising positions and in the provision of recruitment and HR solutions.

So why not check out the site 'White Now' at www.whitenow.com.au ???

 
 
   


   
 
 

Job Ops — Some of the Great Opportunities Awaiting You White Now !!!

There are around 45 jobs currently advertised White Now at www.whitenow.com.au !!! From Supies to Bookkeepers and DM’s to GM’s; from QLD to ACT and NSW - White Now is the ONLY place to go when you are looking for a new job or searching for the best location to place an ad.

Here are just some of the variety of roles currently being advertised White Now:

ASSISTANT FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER — Roseville Golf Club

GAMING ANALYST — Revesby Workers

DUTY MANAGER —Kingsgrove RSL Club

CONTRACT CATERER — a CBD Club

DUTY MANAGER — Canberra Labor Club

CHEF — Penrith RSL Club

We are constantly adding new positions and new moves to the site, so why not visit us on www.whitenow.com.au

 
 
   


   
 
 

Wiz’s Wisdom — Resume Writing

Something that I have always struggled to understand when I am reading resumes for a job that has been advertised (it doesn't matter if it is for a General Manager's/Duty Manager's/Bar Attendant's/Street Sweeper's role) is:

WHY ? OH WHY? do people insist on giving prospective employers a list of their job duties and responsibilities ??? Do they honestly believe that the employer does not KNOW what the role involves ???

More to the point, do they really believe that one General/Duty/Marketing/ Operations/HR Manager/Street Sweeper/Etc role varies SO significantly from another General/Duty/Marketing/Operations/HR Manager/Street Sweeper/Etc role that the prospective employer needs to be told exactly what they did ?

Put another way..................

..............How does an employer differentiate between two candidates that have held similar roles in similar sized organisations when all they have to go on is a list of each of the candidate's duties ?

So, how do YOU make YOURSELF stand out from the crowd ???

Simple.............. talk about YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS !!! Differentiate yourself from the opposition !

List your achievements, ideally in dot point form and use FACTS that can be QUANTIFIED and then mention YOUR INVOLVMENT. Here is the same example of an achievement written one way and then re-written the right way:

  Responsible for conducting OH&S meetings
  Recognised the need to conduct monthly OH&S meetings, which resulted in increased awareness throughout the business and led to a reduction in Lost Time Injuries (LTI's) from 19 to 2 over a 12 month period.

The challenge is to keep the points short and 'punchy' and to make sure that they are quantifiable ! There is no point in saying that you were a "popular person" unless you can back that up with facts and figures:

For example: 'Awarded Team Member of the Year Award 2004 which was voted on by management and peers in recognition for living the values of the organisation'.

This becomes an art form ! And trust me when I tell you that you can go back over your resume again and again and again, continually tinkering with it and adding improvements.

And before anyone asks, why would I bother ?

Just remember, your resume is the FIRST step (and impression) that you take to get a role that is literally worth THOUSAND$ of DOLLAR$ !!! Is it not worth spending some time on making sure you've done everything within your power to give you the best shot at securing the role and the bucks ???

I've heard it said that judging a person on their resume alone is not a fair process and to some extent I would tend to agree. However, as an employer that is recruiting there is no physical way that I could meet ALL of the candidates that apply for the job, not without taking a week off from everything else that has to be done ! Accordingly, there has to be a process to follow that enables me to bring the number of candidates down to a manageable level so that I can meet with them face-to-face.

And this process is via their resume ! So, hopefully this information will make you go back and revisit your resume and think long and hard about the detail that you provide prospective employers.

To sum up, I'll leave you with this thought:

"If I told you that I would give you $50,000 for completing a task (legal and moral), what lengths would you go to, to ensure that you completed it to the best of your ability ? Why then would you not spend a similar amount of time and energy to highlight those things that you have already achieved so that you can secure that new role worth $50,000 (or more) a year ?"

 
 
   


   
 
 

Discovering the 2008 AGE - What had the WOW Factor this year ?

If you missed the AGE, don't panic ! We won't bore you with a blow-by-blow account of everything that was there this year, but we have taken the time to point out a couple of different businesses with a WOW factor !

We found the following 6 companies that seemed to offer a point of difference at this year's AGE, so why not click here to find out more about them ?:

Maxetag Cool Chilli Hennessy Coffee BarIQ Go Play
Cootamundra Furniture, Joinery and Bases
 
 
   


   
 
 

Movers & Newsers

There is only one place to keep up with all the latest moves and news within the Industry and that’s through the “Stuff” page on your favourite website !!! (There’s also some fun bits and pieces on there to fill in the ‘quiet times’) !

To find out more about the exciting moves below, CLICK HERE !

Ross Seabrook has secured a fantastic General Manager’s role.

Redhead Bowling Club welcomes a new Secretary Manager.

Gina Skinner joins up as Marketing Manager.

A new House Manager joins the team at Castle Hill RSL

If you need to keep up-to-date and in the ‘know’ with what’s going on, then you need to be regularly checking the “Stuff” page......... it’s the easiest and most fun way to remain current !

 
 
   


   
 
 

Did-U-Know - Trivia & Useless Tit-Bits !!!

Did-U-Know that Kermit the Frog is left handed ?  
  Q: What did the father of famous 'Peanuts' character, Charlie Brown do for a living ?
A: He was a barber
Did-U-Know that babies are born without kneecaps and they do not appear until they reach 2 to 6 years of age !  
  Q: How long does it take to hard boil an ostrich egg ?
A: 40 minutes !
Did-U-Know that people who work at night tend to weigh more than people who don't ?  
  Q: What is a group of kangaroos called ?
A: A mob !
Have you ever called someone a "DORK" ??? Or for that matter, do your kids sometimes call you, or people they know, a "DORK" ???
Well, the next time you or they refer to someone as a dork, please remember this 'useless' piece of information........ a whale's penis is called a dork !!!
 
 
 
   


   
 
 

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Looking to get your brand or product out there to your target market ???

Looking for an effective and affordable alternative to glossy brochures, expensive magazines or radio ???

Looking for a medium that reaches more than 25,000 of your specific market each month ???

Why not advertise on White Now just like this business has ???

LCA Conference 2008

To Find Out More Contact Us White Now On:
info@whitenow.com.au or 02 9807 1806

 
 
   


   
 
 

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