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So You Are a Chef
Managing Your Culinary Career
by Lisa M. Brefere

So You Are a Chef illuminates important ideas with numerous examples, documents, forms, and other helpful features drawn directly from today's culinary industry.

So You Are a Chef enables you to:

  • Choose the right career path for your needs
  • Create a clear, well-organized resume
  • Prepare a portfolio that shows off your experience
  • Find and contact potential employers
  • Give a standout interview

Includes a CD-ROM containing a resume worksheet and checklist, resume templates, a portfolio worksheet and checklist, a job log, templates for cover letters and thank you letters, and a goal-setting chart. Contents

Write Your Resume

  • Types of Resumes
  • The Ingredients of a Great Resume
  • How to Write Your Resume
  • Making a Rough Draft
  • Edit and Proofread
  • Scannable Resumes
  • Everything You Need to Know About References

Put Together a Job Search Portfolio

  • Choose How to Organize
  • Collect the Contents
  • Get Supplies
  • Put the Portfolio Together
  • Evaluate Your Portfolio
  • Use a Portfolio in an Interview
  • Keep Your Portfolio Up to Date

Beyond the Want Ads: How to Locate and Contact Prospective Employers

  • General Guidelines
  • Search the Hidden Job Market
  • Search the Public Market
  • The Internet
  • Following Up on Contacts
  • Filling Out Applications
  • Writing Cover Letters

Three-Step Interviewing

  • Before the Interview
  • During the Interview
  • After the Interview
  • Follow-Up
  • Employment Testing
  • Tips for Special Situations
  • If You Get a Job Offer

Advancing Your Career

  • Succeeding in a Professional Kitchen
  • Setting Career Goals
  • When You Leave a Job
  • Mentors
  • Professional Organizations
  • Certifications
  • American Academy of Chefs
  • Lifelong Learning

Appendix: Culinary Professional Organizations

Index

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So You Are a Chef
Managing Your Culinary Career
by Lisa M. Brefere

2009 (available now) 149 pages $25.00 + shipping
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