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HTNs Top 5 interview tips

Posted on January 7, 2016 , No comments


Welcome to 2016! It is great to come back into the office with a new rush of excitement as we start another big year of recruitment. There are potential HTN Professionals out there and we can’t wait to meet them, interview them and get them working within our almost 200 strong food service and hospitality businesses partnerships.

We interview candidates from all walks of life. We look for people who are passionate about food, service, hospitality and want to create a future within the hospitality industry. Part of our process is to have the potential Professional to come into the office and meet with one of the recruitment team consultants and talk about why they are wanting to join the HTN Community.

We asked the HTN Recruitment team what their Top 5 Interview Tips are to help you nail your next interview!

HTNs Top 5 Interview Tips

1. Research
– Understand what the business is offering. Check their website, Facebook page, Instagram account (if they have them) and get to know the business better.
– Look up where the business is located. Plan your trip. Work out how long it is going to take you to get to the interview. Add 15 minutes to the trip so if there is an accident or your train is delayed you still have time up your sleeve.
– Print out or save the contact details of the person you are being interviewed by in case of an emergency. There is nothing worse than a candidate getting lost or running late and not contacting the recruiter. Call them if you are even going to run 5 minutes late.

2. Attire
– Look presentable. First impressions matter!  A few pointers:

  •  Ironed and clean shirts, blouses
  • Clean pants or skirts, no jeans or sports wear
  • Clean shaven, teeth brushed, hair brushed

3. Time
– Turn up 10-15 minutes early. If you arrive early, go in and introduce yourself 5 minutes prior. It is better to be early than to run late! Refer to point 1.

4. Interview time
– Smile, shake hands with the recruiter when you are introduced.
– Be polite
– Be responsive
– Ask questions
– BUT most of all, be yourself!

5. Ask questions
– This is your opportunity to learn more about the role. Ask away!
– Understand the business
– Understand the role you are applying for
– Ask about the team you are joining
– Ask about the goals of the business or what they are wanting to achieve

Do you have any tips you want to add? Send us an email with yours tips for interviewing success to [email protected]

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Katrina HighamHTNs Top 5 interview tips

Hunter TAFE Ourimbah Campus Annual Cook-Off

Posted on November 4, 2015 , No comments

The annual Hunter TAFE Ourimbah Campus Cook-off in memory of Leo Gerrets

1st, 2nd, 3rd Year Apprentice Chefs

Date: Tuesday 24th November 2015

Registration: 8:30am – Start Time: 9.00am Sharp

All competitors need to do is enter, come along and bring your culinary skills and taste buds. Competitors will be required to design a main and dessert from the ingredients on the list for their category prior to the day and choose other ingredients from the common table on the day of competition. Two plates of each course to be presented. One for tasting and the other for display purposes. Competitors will be allowed to bring recipes with them and basic stocks (no finished sauces). TAFE plates will be available for all competitors to use or you may bring your own.

Every competitor will receive a tray of fresh food from the category list. From here competitors will be allocated 15 minutes to write their menu on the display card and order equipment. Cooking commences at 9:30am and times for service are below.

Main course service time, between 12:00pm – 12:15pm.

Dessert course service time, between 12:45pm – 1:00pm.

Presentation of awards will commence shortly after desserts

Taste, contrast, textures & balance will be the key to unlocking this exciting competition. Remember all aspects of hygiene must be adhered to at all times.

Competition will be judged by industry experts. Judges decision is final.

Good luck, keep smiling and most of all have fun. This competition is open to the first 34 entries; any further entries will be placed on the reserves list. So be quick.

Please fill in the application form below and return to the Commercial Cookery office at Ourimbah TAFE by 17th November 2015 (Tourism & hospitality building) or scan and email to [email protected]

2015 Cook-off Info Pack

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Katrina HighamHunter TAFE Ourimbah Campus Annual Cook-Off