Latest News from James Webber Recruitment

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we have come to the rescue and given you some ideas by listing 5 delicious desserts you can make for your loved one. Check it out here!

We have also spoken to Q Hotels Belton Wood’s Resort General Manager, Seamus Coen and he has exciting thing to say about his line of work.

Plus, check out our latest jobs!

You don’t want to miss this one!

In the Spotlight…

This month we caught up with Seamus Coen, Resort General Manager for Q Hotels Belton Woods. We were intrigues to find out what his role entails and we got to find out about a few of his memorable moments in his career and most importantly, if he is a Game of Thrones or House of Cards fan…

Future Hotel/Resort General Managers, find out what it’s like to be a GM here.

Join the JWR Team in Birmingham!

Due to the recent success of our Birmingham office, we are currently looking for a Recruitment Consultant focusing on the Food and Beverage Division to join our professional team.

James Webber Recruitment is a sector leading hospitality recruitment consultancy specialising in mid and senior management level recruitment. Our proactive and results driven team recruit’s managers across all hospitality and leisure sectors up to board level.

The successful applicant will have immediate access to a very large database of prequalified candidates and very close existing business contacts with the world’s largest hospitality operators. This role offers a genuine career opportunity as we would ideally like to recruit a consultant that will help grow the team to the next level.

We are looking for a passionate, driven and dedicated professional who will understand the commitment required to deliver the highest service levels to meet our client and candidates requirements.

You will need to have some proven success within telesales ideally within Hospitality Recruitment. Knowledge and experience in Hospitality, hotels, events or catering is a bonus.

To apply for this role candidates will be:

  • Must have at least 18 month experience within Hospitality Recruitment.
  • Be a results driven individual who can meet the daily challenges that this role will provide and be used to speaking with key decision makers.
  • Have drive, energy, enthusiasm, resilience and the “want” to succeed.
  • Be able to meet the exacting service levels and expectations of both candidates and clients.
  • Able to manage the existing database whilst developing new business.
  • Have excellent and confident communication skills both written and spoken.
  • Be proficient in MS Word and a competent user of IT.

If this sounds like the ideal opportunity in a growing business, then please send your CV’s to

Click on link to view full description Food and Beverage Division

Latest News from James Webber Recruitment January 2017

Happy New Year from JWR! We hope you all had a lovely break and are finally back in the swing of things.

For our first newsletter of the year we want to keep you up to date on new restaurants and hotels that will be opening throughout the year. We’ve got fantastic ones like The Tamburlaine, Pike and Pines and many more!

We also have some big news for one of our team members, Antoine Dayeh! You can find out why Antoine is over the moon by clicking this link Jan 2017.

Thanks for reading and the JWR team wish you all the best for 2017!

The Food & Drink Trends That Took Over 2016!

A number of food and drink trends dominated the year of 2016, this could have been in street food markets, on various menus or even on social media. So we decided to delve in and find out what those were. Read on to find out!

Continue reading “The Food & Drink Trends That Took Over 2016!”

Hospitality Issues of 2016

As well as a range of food trends that took over 2016, there has also been a number of hospitality issues that have plagued the industry. We had a look to see what those challenges were and whether they could be overcome in 2017.

Continue reading “Hospitality Issues of 2016”

Latest News from James Webber Recruitment December 2016

Merry Christmas from JWR! We want to thank all our followers for a fantastic year and we can’t wait to see what 2017 brings us!

Planning on going away this Christmas and need help deciding? Well, we got you covered here in our latest newsletter for Dec 2016.

We would like to wish you all a wonderful and safe Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

10 Things Candidates Need to Delete From Their CV’s


Receiving a CV laden with unnecessarily long words, career history including a two month stint of work at a local bakery, or links to their Twitter page, displaying their political stance is enough to warrant a game of paper toss.

According to research by CV-library, who surveyed 900 recruitment professionals – school grades, photos and hobbies should also be omitted from CVs.

Nearly three quarters (73%) still rate basic skills such as Microsoft Office on CVs; however, they advised candidates against listing irrelevant ‘soft skills’ including leadership and creativity.

98% of those surveyed believe that traditional CVs are still relevant in today’s recruitment process.

The top ten things candidates should remove from their CVs can be seen below:

  1. Photos – 25.8%
  2. Jargon – 18.6%
  3. Hobbies – 10.8%
  4. Outdated employment history – 9.9%
  5. Unnecessarily big words – 7%
  6. School grades – 5.3%
  7. Personal interests – 4.3%
  8. Acronyms – 3.1%
  9. Objectives and aims – 2.7%
  10. Social media links – 2.5%

Lee Biggins, Founder of CV-Library, comments: “While some employers now place more importance on broader experience and niche skills, it’s important that job hunters really shout about their soft skills, and highlight transferable qualities that they can apply to the role in question.

“Only the best CVs make the cut, so it’s important that they contain only the most relevant, enticing information for employers.”

Of the soft skills listed on CVs, communication (78%), attention to detail (57%), self-motivation (55%) and strong work ethic (53%) were rated most highly.

The least favoured soft skills to include were public speaking, creativity, leadership, conflict resolution and research skills.


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