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Scared to take a gamble?

30 May 2002 by
Scared to take a gamble?

Question

I am 30 years old and have been a chef for more than 14 years. I have been on the relief chef circuit for quite a few years in various jobs up to rosette standard, yet I am finding it hard to find a full-time job. Is this because employers think I would not have the commitment to put time and energy into achieving results, or are they scared to take a gamble?

Neil King

What the expert says

Ian Hall, director of human resources, Aramark

I'm amazed you are finding it difficult to find a full-time job. When I talk to my colleagues across the whole of the industry we

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are all of the view that chefs are increasingly hard to find. Three thoughts: - Are you looking in the right places? - Is your CV or interview presentation in need of refreshment? - Have you framed in your mind a convincing response to the inevitable question about being ready to settle into a permanent position?
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