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Fun Festive Temp Jobs at Signature Living

At Signature Living we’re on the look out for some special festival helpers to assist us during this busy Christmas period.

With a number of festive temp jobs available across all of our sites in Liverpool, we are eager to find this year’s yuletide talent.

Are you looking for a fun, fast paced temporary job in some of the most spectacular venues in Liverpool?

If you love Christmas and the thought of jingle bells and Santa leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, you could be just the person we’re looking for.

Our Festive Temp Jobs

We are always ridiculously busy during Christmas, with our Hotels, bars and venues getting fully booked up months in advance.

That’s why we really need some enthusiastic hard workers to help us out over this merry time.

As part of our hospitality team, you’ll be ready to dazzle our customers with an array of fantastic skills and a shining personality that leaves a lasting impression.

At Signature, our employees are renowned for having a real passion for the city and an emphasis on fun, we’re a great bunch to work for.

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We are looking to fill the roles of:

Bar Backs

As a bar back you will be expected to maintain a clean and tidy bar area, prep ingredients for cocktails, carry out stock rotation, check in deliveries and actively assist the bar tenders throughout the busy service.

Bar Tenders

We also need talented bar tenders who’s duty it will be to greet customers and make them feel welcome, provide a brilliant drinks service, handle cash, keep the bar area tidy and ensure they have a full knowledge of all items on the menu.

Waiting on staff

Waiting on staff are crucial to the smooth running of all of our busy venues. In this role you will be expected to greet customers and show them to their table, serve them food and drinks, tidy tables, deal with payments and above all maintain brilliant customer service throughout.

Runners

As a runner you will be expected to make sure every dish that leaves the kitchen is perfect, be polite, assist the waiting on staff with making sure the tables are tidy and provide an excellent service.

Hosts

Lastly, we are looking for talented hosts to ensure our guests are greeted and attended to. This role will involve meeting guests with a friendly, professional approach adopting the brand standards set, working alongside the team and management to deliver a high quality service, have a working knowledge of MS office and cash handling experience.

What We’re Looking For

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When looking for the perfect fit for our roles, our recruitment team will be looking for some particular skills, do you have them?

  • Work well under pressure in a busy environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good time keeping
  • Professional and friendly personality
  • Smart & tidy appearance
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Must be able to work until 5am over the weekend
  • A great team worker
  • Good communication skills
  • Willing to learn

The Benefits

All temporary staff are employed on a contract, at Signature we don’t have any zero hour contracts because we want to be able to provide people with guaranteed hours over the festive period.

These opportunities are a great chance to kick start a career in hospitality by gaining more experience in different areas such as waiting on, bar tendering and events.

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It’s the perfect time of year to really get stuck in and test yourself under pressure.

We work with you, so if you’re still in college, university or have other commitments, we will plan around your availability.

Plus, if you really impress us there’s a possibility of being employed permanently if we have any vacancies available.

Working For Signature

Signature Living is one of the top companies in Liverpool to work for, whether it’s surrounding hospitality, events or even marketing.

Since 2007, we’ve successfully revolutionised the accommodation market. And we’re renowned for our amazing restaurants, bars and customer service.

We’re the brains behind leading Liverpool venues including Signature Living apartments, The Shankly Hotel and 30 James Street Hotel.

Our dynamic bars and restaurants include The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant and Vista.

So, if you’re ready to showcase what makes you perfect for Signature, we’d love to hear from you!

7 Interview Tips for Landing Your Dream Job

If you have an interview for your dream job, it’s only natural that you want to do your very best.

You may have spotted the perfect role for you on Signature Careers and now find yourself unsure where to begin.

But worry not, that’s where we come in to land a helping hand.

So from preparation to leaving a lasting impression, our 7 interview tips have got you covered.

Winning Interview Tips

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

Preparation is key when it comes to breezing through that daunting interview.

So, make sure you put pen to paper, brain storm the key questions that you’re likely to be asked and make a brief note of your key responses.

Writing long, specific answers down risks causing panic when you slip up and can’t remember the full answer.

So instead, make a list of the key points you want to emphasise for each question and you’ll find that your answers flow much more organically.

After all, they don’t say “practise makes perfect” for nothing!

Showcase Your Research

While your potential employer will be looking to find out more about you, it’s essential that you know as much as possible about them.

Set some time aside to take a look at the history of the company. What are their brand values? What do they pride themselves on?

If you can showcase your knowledge about the company and explain why their values appeal to you, they’re far more likely to feel that you’re the right fit for the job.

You may also want to keep a couple of basic questions in mind to ask your interviewer. This way, you won’t find yourself lost for words if they ask you if you have anything to ask.

Spend Time on Your Appearance

No, we don’t mean you have to spend hours getting ready or wear a full face of make-up!

But it is a good idea to look and feel your best. Try and decide how formal or informal you should look.

And if you can’t decide, go for somewhere on the smarter side.

As Oscar Wilde once said, “you can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

Leave Plenty of Time to Spare

It may sound a little obvious, but timekeeping is key for making sure your interview day runs smoothly.

Though you may have planned your bus or train route, you need to leave time for the unexpected to happen.

If there’s any delays or changes of plan, you’ll want to have left yourself plenty of time.

Give extra nerves a miss with great time keeping and you’ll breeze through your journey.

Think About Your Body Language

Body language plays an important role in interviews. After all, your interviewer only has a short amount of time to make a judgement.

Preparation will help you to relax and loosen up more naturally. However, nerves can get in the way.

So, make sure that you maintain eye contact, sit up straight and are ready to shake hands with your potential employer when you arrive and when you leave.

These small details are much bigger than you think. Avoid folding your arms and try and relax your body while you’re talking.

Your body language goes hand-in-hand with your experience and your answers. All of these qualities combined will leave a lasting impression!

Take On Your Feedback Positively

Whether you’re the successful candidate or not, all feedback is good feedback.

If you don’t get offered the job, it’s a good idea to politely ask for some feedback to help you prepare for your next interview.

It’s also an idea to send thanks to your interviewer for meeting with you and the opportunity, as you may want to apply again in future.

You never know when landing your dream job may be just around the corner, but all experience will help to ease you through the process.

Working for Signature Living

At Signature Careers, we’re always in search of fresh new talent to join our team.

Signature Living is the brains behind leading Liverpool hotels and venues including Signature Living apartments, The Shankly Hotel and 30 James Street.

Whether it’s hospitality, marketing or construction, make sure you check out our current job vacancies in Liverpool to take the next step in your career.

We hope to hear from you soon!

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Hospitality Recruitment Day at The Exchange Hotel

The Exchange Hotel is on the lookout for some of the best people in hospitality and catering to join us at our in-house restaurant.

The luxury heritage hotel in Cardiff has triumphed as one of the best places to visit in Cardiff.

Since our opening earlier this year, the former Coal Exchange has gone from strength to strength and November sees the launch of our restaurant’s new home.

While Culley’s has been dishing up some of the best food in Cardiff for the past few months, the final piece of the puzzle is in place and the official restaurant will soon be opening.

On the Hunt for Signature Stars

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The big move for Culley’s means we’re now recruiting for even more staff to join the incredible hospitality team at The Exchange Hotel.

We pride ourselves on putting our visitors above everything else, and all of our service roles are filled with driven and talented people who help us to deliver the outstanding service that’s expected from The Exchange Hotel.

We need a full team to be able to continue giving customers the best experience of their life while staying with us in Cardiff. Waiting on staff, mixologists, front of house and conference & banqueting staff are all an integral part of making sure we maintain our high standard of customer satisfaction.

Hospitality Recruitment Assessment Centre

Following the success of our previous hospitality recruitment days, this week, we hosted Cardiff’s first ever assessment centre at The Exchange Hotel

More than 40 hopefuls attended the two-hour long session to get to know the hotel and to see if a place on the hospitality team at the Exchange Hotel would be a good fit for them.

The day was a chance for us to get to know the hopeful candidates and for them to get to know us as a brand, a company and a hotel.

It’s also really important that everyone who comes on board understands the importance of the Signature DNA and what it means to work at one of our iconic heritage sites.

Like with previous assessment centres, the attendees were tasked with creating a mood board that represented Cardiff as a tourist destination and how The Exchange Hotel fits into the city. The teams had to create their board using newspaper and magazine cutouts to make something beautiful about their city.

Then came Pictionary, a favourite for everyone. The fun but challenging game helped establish everyone’s communication skills and helped to demonstrate the importance of clear communication.

The Future of Recruitment at The Exchange Hotel

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While it may be easy to assume that The Exchange Hotel is well-established and an imperative part of Cardiff’s culture, thanks to the premium service and beautiful restoration, the hotel has been open less than 12 months and is only the beacon of quality it is today thanks to the incredible staff that work hard to make it so.

We’re always on the lookout for the best of the best and the management staff in Cardiff are set to host even more recruitment days over the coming months as the hotel expands.

Keep an eye on The Exchange Hotel Facebook and the Signature Careers hospitality vacancies page to keep up to date with any exciting opportunities across all of our hotels.

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Signature Careers’ Recruitment Day for Cunard Hospitality Staff

The Cunard Building has stood proudly on Liverpool’s waterfront for 100 years as one of the iconic three graces.

Now, Signature Living has acquired the building to bring a breath of fresh air into the beautiful space.

The Cunard Building is Liverpool’s most glamorous events space and Signature Living are set to enhance and improve an already amazing location.

To help us recruit the perfect Signature stars to join the family, we hosted one of our famous recruitment days to get to know all the potential new hospitality staff that will work front of house in the bar and restaurant.

Assessment Activities

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The session proved so popular that the hopeful applicants had to be split into two sessions to accommodate for the unprecedented interest in working on the front line in the Liverpool landmark. Led by Signature Living’s recruitment officers, Michael and Rachel, the candidates were tasked with three activities throughout the two-hour sessions.

These activities are the perfect way to bring the best out of everyone and to see how they interact with a team and how they use their heads to solve common problems.

The first task saw the group split into teams for Pictionary-style charades, sculpting playdoh to illustrate Signature’s core values. There was one catch to the fun activity – no clues. While there was plenty of laughter during the game, it helped to demonstrate an important point: communication is key. It was hard to guess the sculptures (very hard in some cases!) and without communication, it was nearly impossible.

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Next was a tower-building challenge. The premise was simple: build a tower out of paper that is strong enough to hold something of substantial weight. Of course, we weren’t making things easy and for this task, the teams were only able to use one hand per person, resulting in the need for effective communication and teamwork. It was a test of patience too, a skill that is required in a fast-paced industry like hospitality.

Finally, was the ever popular Connection Web. This was an immersive team building exercise that required everyone to find something in common with someone else in the group. Once a connection was found with the first person, a ball of string was tossed to the person who had the connection. This created a physical web of similarities between the large group.

The Signature Personality

At Signature Living, we don’t do things by halves, and it’s that mindset that is encapsulated in all of our staff across all roles.

Personality is massively important and our staff are what makes us stand out in the crowd. Everyone’s bubbly personality and extra-mile attitude are what makes our guests have the time of their lives and return for more.

Our core values are cemented in building long-term relationships with our guests and diners while creating value for them. Hospitality staff are some of the key players in achieving impeccable customer satisfaction.

A Liverpool Icon

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The Cunard Building at Pier Head is a Grade II* listed building, nestled between her two equally famous sisters: The Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.

The lasting impression that the stunning building leaves on all who set eyes on it is unrivalled. The interior is equally as awe-inspiring with luxurious décor and exciting plans in place to make it even better.

What could be more exciting than working in one of Liverpool’s most famous buildings?

Keep an eye on our Facebook and hospitality recruitment page for all the latest job opportunities at the beautiful Cunard Building.

 

Patisserie Chef de Partie

 

Do you have diverse bakery experience, a large scoop of organisation and a sprinkle or two of passion? If this sounds like you, then our new Patisserie and Bakery could be your next exciting adventure.

Set to become the cherry on top at the Cunard Building, the up-and-coming Patisserie and Bakery will be based in the heart of the city. As a majestic piece of the Three Graces, you’ll work with the Royal Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building as your friendly neighbours.

At Signature, we’re known for doing things differently. The fantastic Patisserie and Bakery will offer the city sweet and savoury treats as well as a wondrous chocolate room that Willy Wonka would be proud of.

As Chef de Partie, you’ll join a talented team of staff and always be prepared to get ready, set, bake! You’ll have the experience and knowledge to keep a cool head and ensure that all baked goods are prepared and presented to perfection.

The key ingredients of this role include the ability to work in any section of the Patisserie and Bakery and the imagination to showcase innovative ideas alongside the Sous Chef and Head Chef.

In addition to these skills, you’ll also be confident in mentoring junior members of staff and possess the dedication and knowledge to adhere to food and health and safety regulations.

We won’t sugar-coat it, we’re a great bunch to work for. Signature Group is renowned for creating dynamic jobs and successful long-term brands in Liverpool and beyond.

Starting with one apartment in 2008 and plenty of ambition, Signature Group is now the company behind leading Liverpool hotels, bars and restaurants, including Signature Living party apartments, The Shankly Hotel, 30 James Street Hotel – Home of the Titanic and Carpathia Bar & Restaurant.

Set to open in 2017, this is an unmissable job opportunity to become our Signature star baker! We can’t wait to hear from you.

Job Purpose / Summary:

  • Assist and support the kitchen management team by ensuring a smooth efficient service of all baked goods from preparation, cooking and presentation.
  • Able to work in any section of the Bakery and demonstrate methods and recipes.
  • Manage a section of the kitchen, producing exceptional level of food quality.
  • Assist the Sous Chef and Head Chef in developing new innovative and creative baked goods.
  • Mentor and coach junior members of the team at any opportunity.
  • Ensure your areas of the kitchen is clean and tidy with the highest sanitation, storage and handling procedures. Champion this within other areas of the kitchen.
  • Provide a high standard of food that complies with food safety regulations.
  • Ensure and maintain a safe working environment for all team members.
  • Comply with Food and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Achieve company standards.
  • Deliver any other reasonable duties as required by your line manager.

Required Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Experience working as a Chef de Partie / Commi.
  • Ability and experience in working in a patisserie / bakery.
  • Knowledge of luxury hotel or restaurant standards.
  • Must have a good understanding / knowledge of baking breads, chocolate work and Patisserie.
  • Commitment to food / bakery innovations.
  • Immaculate presentation, outgoing, passionate, and excellent customer service skills.
  • The ability to anticipate customer needs, change goals and direction quickly whilst multitasking.
  • Capable of using independent judgment / solid decision-making skills ability.
  • Demonstrates sound organisational, coordinating and personal interface skills.
  • Proven comfort and experience to interact effectively with all levels of management, guests, associates, and clientele, both inside and outside of the organization.
  • Activator, self-motivated to accomplish goals, with a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication and attention to detail.
  • Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays.

Patisserie Commi

 

Do you known for your baking brilliance? Do you have a real passion for the kitchen? At Signature Group, we’re looking to hire a Patisserie Commis to become the icing on the cake at our exciting new Patisserie and bakery.

Opening in 2017 within Liverpool’s Grade II* listed Cunard Building, the up-and-coming bakery will be located within the heart of the city. As a majestic piece of the Three Graces, you’ll find Liverpool’s world-famous landmarks and flourishing business district right on your doorstep.

Set to fill the Cunard with the scent of sweet and savoury treats, the real golden ticket will be the bakery’s wondrous chocolate room, certain to attract tourists and locals exploring the best of Liverpool’s waterfront.

As Patisserie Commis, your role will complete the perfect mixture of skills within our team of talented staff. Assisting our Head Chef, Sous Chef and Chef de Partie, you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in breads, chocolate work and patisserie.

The main ingredients to this diverse role include assisting the kitchen management team with overall tasks and providing a fantastic standard of food. You’ll also have the confidence to keep a cool head, ensuring that all stations are set out to the highest standard.

As part of your dynamic role, you’ll be dedicated to meeting food and health and safety regulations, paying close attention to detail to sanitation, storage and handling procedures throughout the day.

Demonstrating a natural flair for customer service, you’ll have excellent communication skills mixed with an outgoing personality. You’ll be keen to add a sprinkle of friendliness to the experience of our hotel guests and bakery customers.

Let’s not sugar-coat it, at Signature Group we’re a great bunch to work with. The ever-growing company is of the in Liverpool to work for and renowned for creating long-term, successful brands in the city.

We’re the brains behind luxury hotels and restaurants including 30 James Street Hotel – Home of the Titanic, The Shankly Hotel and Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant. Our new venture will offer customers an exceptional standard of baked goods and a lasting impression.

Job Purpose / Summary:

  • Complete daily tasks as requested by the kitchen management team and assist in overall execution of duties in assigned sections
  • Ensure all stations are properly set out, prior to service and necessary corrections are made, in needed
  • Ensure safe usage of all equipment by staff
  • Champion good customer relations are maintained
  • Ensure fridge and food storage areas are maintained and that products are properly stored
  • Assist and support the kitchen management team by ensuring a smooth efficient service of all baked goods from preparation, cooking and presentation
  • Ensure areas of the kitchen is clean and tidy with the highest sanitation, storage and handling procedures
  • Provide a high standard of food that complies with food safety regulations
  • Comply with Food and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Achieve company standards
  • Deliver any other reasonable duties as required by your line manager

Required Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Experience working as a Commis previously
  • Experience in working in a bakery
  • Knowledge of all kitchen equipment and operations
  • Immaculate presentation, outgoing, passionate, and excellent customer service skills
  • Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication and attention to detail
  • Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays

Patisserie Head Chef

 

Do you have diverse and dynamic Patisserie Chef experience? If you feel most at home in the kitchen and are best-loved for your passion for baking, you could be the Patisserie Head Chef that we’re in search of.

As an experienced Patisserie Head Chef, you’ll be the cherry on top at our exciting new Patisserie and Bakery, set to open in 2017. Based within the iconic Cunard Building, you’ll work in the heart of Liverpool city centre. A majestic piece of the Three Graces, you’ll work with world-famous landmarks to your left and your right.

Serving an array of sweet and savoury treats and equipped with its very own chocolate room, the fantastic bakery is set sweeten the day for Liverpool’s business district and visitors to the city.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to keep a cool head while turning up the heat. During the busiest of days, you’ll showcase a natural flair for leadership and plenty of confidence, ensuring that everything we produce is served to perfection.

You’ll display the expertise to add a sprinkle of inspiration to all day to day operations, staff and food preparations. The key ingredients of your role will also include controlling food costs within budgets, overseeing adequate stock levels and complying with food and health and safety regulations at all times.

You’ll show the dedication to pay close attention to detail and strive to achieve the very best company standards. In keeping with the innovative design of the Shankly Hotel, you’ll blend together a fantastic mixture of creativity and passion while crafting imaginative seasonal menu ideas throughout the year.

We won’t sugar-coat it, over at Signature Group we’re a brilliant bunch to work for. We take pride in creating diverse, long-term jobs in the heart of Liverpool and beyond!

Best known for being the brains behind Signature Living, The Shankly Hotel, 30 James Street Hotel – Home of the Titanic and restaurants including Carpathia Bar & Restaurant, we’re renowned for offering our customers a unique, unforgettable experience.

If you could be our star baker and the leader we’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you!

Job Purpose / Summary:

  • Managing the efficient and effective running of the day to day kitchen operations, staff and food preparations
  • To ensure that the preparation, cooking and presentation of all baked goods is of a high standard for all our guests
  • Come up with new and seasonal menu ideas for all Patisserie dishes
  • Provide a high standard of food that complies with food safety regulations
  • Control food costs within budgets and keep adequate stock levels of food and supplies
  • Achieve all budgeted food gross profit
  • Support, train and develop the kitchen team
  • Create a safe working environment for all team members
  • Monitor and control key departmental costs and controls
  • Comply with Food and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Achieve company standards
  • Deliver any other reasonable duties as required by your line manager


Required Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Experience working as a Patisserie Chef
  • Strong Knowledge of luxury hotel or restaurant standards
  • Must have a good understanding / knowledge of baking breads, chocolate work and Patisserie
  • Superb Culinary Skills
  • Commitment to food / bakery innovations
  • Immaculate presentation, outgoing, passionate, and excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to anticipate customer needs, change goals and direction quickly whilst multitasking
  • Previous experience managing a team of employees through motivation, coaching and development.
  • Capable of using independent judgment / solid decision-making skills ability
  • Demonstrated sound organizational, coordinating and personal interface skills.
  • Proven comfort and experience to interact effectively with all levels of management, guests, associates, and clientele, both inside and outside of the organisation.
  • Activator, self-motivated to accomplish goals, with a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Proficiency with general office PC applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, databases)
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication and attention to detail
  • Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays

 

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Vista Bar & Restaurant: A New Style of Dining & Drinking

Signature Group is known for being one of the most innovative and exciting brands in the hospitality sector and our new deli-style restaurant, Vista, is no different.

The deli will be a part of the unique and modern Signature Works, a co-working office environment that brings businesses from all sectors together for stronger professional relationships.

In order to make the deli as successful as our top rated hotels, bars and restaurants we’ve scouted the finest calibre of staff to deliver the outstanding service that guests and visitors have come to expect from Signature Group.

Vista Bar & Restaurant enjoyed a soft opening earlier this month, inviting everyone to come and get a taste of what’s in store when the kitchen takes shape and starts dishing out tasty and irresistible food.

Unique Food for Every Taste

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Based in the Bling Building on Hanover Street, the brand new Vista will bring together a fusion of Mediterranean food and relaxed dining to create a must visit destination in the city centre. Opening from breakfast until dinner, with a cocktail menu that will take you into the late hours.

There’s set to be a bakery on site offering freshly baked pastries for a filling and tasty breakfast that can be grabbed on the way to work. While for lunch, diners will be treated to unique, specialist food boxes that can feed two people and can be eating in or taken away.

There’s also an extensive range of cheeses that will change seasonally for a mouth watering cheese board that can be served with specially selected port or red wine.

Cocktail Choices to Surprise and Delight

In addition to what will be some of the best food in Liverpool, the bar’s immensely talented mixologists have crafted some unusual but devilishly tasty cocktails.

Try out Smokey Joe, a blend of sweet and bitter tastes with Vanilla vodka, Khalua, coffee and tobacco liqueur. Or if you’re looking for something sweeter, dive into a taste sensation with the Figgy Jam, made with real fig jam!

Trendsetting Design

As well as stunning cocktails and incredible food, Vista amazes the eyes with it’s stylish and trendy interior.

Furnished with sleek and stylish polished wood floors and exposed metalwork furniture, as well as bright neon lights with highly instagrammable phrases, it’s definitely the sort of place you want to be seen.

Signature Group are always on the lookout for talented and hard-working hospitality experts to join our rapidly expanding team, not only at Vista but across all our Liverpool venues and further afield. Check out our hospitality vacancies page to start your Signature journey. Are you mad enough to be brilliant? Take a look and you could be part of the Signature family.

How to Write a Winning Hospitality CV

If you’re in search of advice for how to write a hospitality CV, Signature Careers has got you covered.

In fact, we may even have your next job awaiting with our range of dynamic hospitality jobs in Liverpool.

But first things first, applying for a new role can be daunting. So, if you’re looking to expand your horizons, look no further than our guide to crafting a winning CV.

“The customer is always right” coined Harry Gordon Selfridge. And while the catchy phrase was popularised throughout the early 1990s, customer service is just as vital today.

That being said, fantastic customer service and hospitality skills can be tough to showcase through the written word.

But worry not! follow our steps on how to write a hospitality CV and you’ll be well on your way to success…

Showcase your experience

If you can’t mention those weeks of work experience on your CV, then when can you?

Make the most of your experience and don’t be afraid to showcase it. That voluntary work you did might not be directly related, but there’s usually a way to make it count.

Make a list of what you learnt during each experience, whether it was a full-time job or casual experience.

Did you learn organisational skills? Maybe it helped shape you into the punctual, reliable person you are today. If, so don’t forget to shout about it!

Hone in on key skills

So, you’ve talked about your skills overall. Now it’s time to hone in on the key skills you’ll need for getting that job.

For hospitality, you’ll want to focus on your ability to connect with customers, but simply saying you’re great at customer service isn’t really enough.

Be specific about your interpersonal skills, from listening and persuading customers and to forming friendly connections. These are the hospitality skills that will take you to the next level.

You may also want to think of a time that you’ve dazzled a group of people with strong leadership or talk about your sound knowledge of hygiene and safety.

If you’re a fast learner and can take feedback on board, those are a bonus too.

Show your enthusiasm

Enthusiasm will set you apart from the rest of the candidates, so it’s important to prove that you care.

Take some time to research the company. What are their core values? How do you align with their values?

Explain why you’d be the perfect fit for the team and why you’ve chosen this company over the seas of others. After all, who doesn’t love a good compliment?

Learn as much as you can about their history and successes over the years. This is also great practise for your interview, which could be just around the corner!

What makes you different?

Recruiters or managers are likely to look through a multitude of hospitality applications, so it’s important that your CV makes its mark on their memory.

How would your friends best describe your qualities? Decide what makes you unique and embrace it. The reader will be looking to get a feel for your personality.

Talk a little about what makes you the wonderful person you are. What are your hobbies? What are you interested in?

If you’re sociable and motivated, these qualities go hand-in-hand with hospitality, so it’s well worth giving them a mention.

Presentation is everything

Presentation is everything when it comes to writing a hospitality CV. If your font size is always changing and the layout is a strain on the eyes, it’s unlikely that you’ll get too far!

Set aside some time to take a look at your layout and place yourself in the shoes of the person reading it. How would you want to see a CV structured if you were recruiting? What would you prioritise?

Our advice is to start with your personal contact details and work your way down the page from there. Begin with a personal summary and then move on to listing academic qualifications, career/voluntary experience and a section to state if you have references available.

You can also find plenty of CV layout inspiration online for a better understanding of what recruiters look for. Recruitment websites including reed.com provide downloadable templates to get going.

So, we hope you enjoyed our advice on how to write a hospitality CV. We suspect you’ll be showcasing your skills and charming customers in no time! 

Don’t miss out on our Featured Jobs section of Signature Careers, where you’ll discover the latest exciting hospitality jobs in Liverpool across Signature Living venues. 

Signature Living Plans 3 New Hotels in Ireland over 18 Months

The future of Signature Living is looking brighter than ever. Our latest plans for new hotels in Ireland have spurred exciting headlines and ignited plenty of promise for fresh opportunities.

We’ve recently announced that we’re setting out to build three Belfast hotels within 18 months. And that’s only the beginning of our ambitious plans to transform stunning yet neglected buildings in Ireland.

Sharing plans for the future, Signature Living founder and property developer, Lawrence Kenwright told the Irish News:

“It could be seven (hotels in Belfast), it all depends on deals that can be found, the right property for the project that we want. We hope to have all four open in 18 months, certainly three. I can’t see the fourth yet as we haven’t nailed the fourth, but certainly three can be open in 18 months.”

After achieving an unrivalled presence in Liverpool, Signature Living has risen from strength to strength over the years.  Beginning with with our party apartments filling a gap in the market, we now specialise in restoring historic buildings that are deeply loved by communities. We’ve learnt how to give a new lease of life to buildings, restoring them with a long-term purpose in the city.

Only recently, we reopened the doors of Cardiff’s grand former Coal Exchange. The building holds profound sentiment in Cardiff, and now stands proud again, carefully restored as The Exchange Hotel.

Our significant investment of between £80 million and £110 million in Belfast has been welcomed with open arms by councils, and we couldn’t be more excited to begin laying the foundations of our plans and putting them into action.

Though only two of our projects have been shared in detail with the public so far, there’s certainly plenty to get excited about as proposals continue.

The first image showcasing plans for Crumlin Court House hotel

Following announcements, the public have expressed great enthusiasm for our new hotels in Ireland, including the £15 million George Best themed hotel at the Scottish Mutual Building along with the £25 million redevelopment of the historic Crumlin Road Courthouse.

It’s safe to say that we have our fair share of experience when it comes to weaving a story around a building, firstly with Liverpool’s 30 James Steet Hotel – Home of the Titanic, secondly with our Bill Shankly-themed Shankly Hotel and of course most recently, Cardiff Bay’s Exchange Hotel.

Expressing what has been learnt from building the Shankly, Lawrence Kenwright emphasised:

“One of the main attributes we learnt from the Shankly was the stories that resonate in every room. So in George Best as you can in Shankly you’ll see a story by a personal friend or an ex-footballer,”

“The idea is you’ve got to reflect the DNA of the building along with the person that’s in there so George is coming into the Scottish Mutual. It will be high-end with a bit of a racy feel. We know the designs, we know what we’re going to do, but we’re still working on it at the moment.”

As for Crumlin Road, at Signature Living we’re currently waiting on planning approval, yet ideas are well underway and we’re very keen to begin working on the site as soon as possible. Similarly to Cardiff’s Coal Exchange, we know we’ll be faced with a lot of rubble that will need removing, scaffholding that will be required to secure the walls and plenty more to do before winter arrives.

However, at Signature Living we’re never afraid of a challenge, and it’s Crumlin Road that Lawrence Kenwright is really looking forward to getting stuck in to.

Until then, Belfast locals can look forward to up to 400 full and part-time jobs across the four new hotels in Ireland, along with plenty of hands-on jobs required for construction.

So at Signature Careers, the next few years are filled with promise and fantastic opportunity. And we couldn’t be more excited to bring you along for the journey.

 

Signature Group Hosts Recruitment Day to Find the Next Stars of The Garden of Eden

Signature Careers has continued to revolutionise the recruitment process with another fun filled and unique assessment day. This time, the search was on for outstanding catering and banqueting staff for the beautiful and ever popular Garden of Eden venue, situated on the rooftop of The Shankly Hotel.

Signature Living is dedicated to finding the best staff for all our iconic business ventures. We know that it is our employees who make Signature Group the benchmark for the hospitality sector and we’re extremely proud of the high quality of staff that choose to join the Signature family.

Having revolutionised the accommodation and hospitality market, we’re now paving the way for a better process to find the employees that can help us deliver the amazing service we’re known for.

Our assessment days help us to see past a one-page CV and a pressure-filled interview to get the very best out of the hopeful applicants.

The Assessment Day

Louise Riley, Recruitment Manager for Signature Group, organised and orchestrated the day, leading the potential recruits through a series of tasks to demonstrate their suitability for life as a representative of the sought-after venue.

Signature Careers recruitment day

Louise was joined by C&B manager Lucy Woodford, Bar Manager Adam Taylor and Eden Supervisor Michelle Hopper to help find the future Signature Stars. The first task saw the candidates create mood boards that they think represented Signature Group, and the team at Table One stole the show with their observations on the importance of food and beverages at Eden. Our iconic and amazing Afternoon Teas are a stand-out fixture at all our developments and the importance of these was demonstrated incredibly well by Table One.

Signature Careers recruitment day

The next part of the lively session was an interactive questionnaire. Each hopeful was given a task to identify key members of Eden’s, and The Shankly Hotel’s, team and find one interesting, unusual or unknown fact about that person.

The hotel’s General Manager was the first piece of the puzzle, and the applicants were delighted to discover Duncan Stewart has a penchant for dressing as The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Frank-N-Furter. Wedding Co-ordinator Ciara Martin was harder to crack and only one team managed to find out she has a love for playing the drums.

A Venue to be Proud of

The Garden of Eden is the ultimate rooftop venue for events, boasting unrestricted views across the city of Liverpool with a stunning and elegant backdrop to weddings, conferences, parties, showers and Afternoon Teas.

With a 360-degree glass exterior, a rooftop garden that has to be seen to be believed and plans in place for a 100ft outdoor slide, Eden is the perfect place for a magical and truly unforgettable time.

For a venue as magnificent as Eden, Signature Group needs the highest calibre of staff to ensure our guests receive only the best service and care throughout their journey with us. From making sure drinks never go unfilled, plates never go empty and requests are fulfilled to helping deliver a truly unforgettable experience, our C&B staff are the pinnacle of excellent service.

Signature Group

Since our conception in 2008, Signature Group has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the most successful developers and hospitality businesses in the country. Throughout our journey, our core values of creating real value for our guests and building long-term relationships have not changed, helping us to fuel our vision and bringing together the very best teams to do so.

In Liverpool alone, we employ more than 400 people across a range of roles to give our visitors and guests the best experience possible.

Investing in our Employees

Our employees are a big part of what makes all our developments must-visit destinations, that’s why we believe in a solid employee investment plan, from ongoing training to an unrivalled support network, talent maps to internal role advertisement. There’s even the opportunity to earn specialised NVQs.

We also have ongoing apprenticeships across a range of roles, helping to prepare Liverpool’s bright young minds for a world of work in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

We also reward a generous 20% discount across our amazing developments, our landmark accommodation, bars, restaurants and spas are all must-visit places in Liverpool that give our employees a product to be proud of.

Signature Careers recruitment day

If you think you’re mad enough to be brilliant, our rapid growth and continuing success mean we’re always on the lookout for talented and ambitious workers to join our family. With new ventures being developed across the country, including in Belfast, Preston and The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff, keep an eye on our Facebook page for the next assessment day near you.

To find out more about careers at Signature Living and to apply for jobs at any of our locations, visit our careers site signaturecareers.co.uk. Our family is growing and we’d love to have you join us!