About Matthew Rodgers

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Co-Founder & CEO @ RestaurantZone. Author of the RZ blog -- I like to write about hiring in the restaurant/hospitality space and share stories about our clients and research around this sort of thing. Always looking to offer a fresh perspective! On my free time I enjoy good NYC eats, the outdoors, and tennis!

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Three Simple Resume Search Tips

1) An effective way to find candidates is to search them based on the concept they work for. Try searching for: {JOB TITLE}, {INSERT CONCEPT HERE} Example 1: restaurant manager, cheesecake factory  Example 2: cook, taco bell Example 3: sous chef, hilton Please note: This is an excellent reference, a full list […]

12 Restaurant Recruiting Tools to Try Out Today

This article outlines 12 recruiting tools for restaurants and hospitality professionals. This is based on research and what some of our clients/partners (who are mainly recruiters and human resources professionals) have been using. But really anyone who is working on hiring and recruiting can probably benefit from using at least […]

10 Tips to 10x Your Job Applications

When posting a job advertisement, casting the largest net possible is critical so that you can attract an abundance of applications. From there then you have more options and are able to easily narrow down several favorites for an interview. This article provides 10 simple tips that you can apply […]

How to Set Up Craigslist Alerts for Resumes

In this article I wanted to share a really simple tactic on how to easily setup resume alerts utilizing Craigslist. In the “resumes” section on Craigslist, there’s always a chance that you can find a golden nugget in there. I’m going to show you 5 easy steps on how to setup […]

How do I use multiple keywords in my search?

With our software, we have made searching by multiple keywords pretty easy. When you search by multiple keywords you are telling our software to find the keywords you specify in the candidates resume. Below are the following steps to begin doing this: 1) Login to your account, and click “resume search” on […]

How do I save resumes?

As we all know being able to save resumes to come back too later is a must when you’re hiring! With our software, we have made this process pretty simple. There are two ways to save resumes using our software. See below: Tip #1: Saving Resumes after searching (Option 1) Step 1: One way to […]

How to Get Candidates Resumes for Free Online

Updated as of October 3rd, 2016 Let’s face it we all know recruiting can be challenging. You need all the help and resources you can get. That’s why I put together this list of free resources to find free resumes online. Enjoy and feel free to mention any others you […]

Q&A: Restaurant Talent in Puerto Rico

Today, we are doing an interview with Jane Diaz, President of RDC Recruiting Services. Jane used to be a long-time client here at RestaurantZone! Jane has worked as a RPO Recruiter at Manpower Group, a Regional HR Generalist at Chipotle, a Contract Recruiter at United Surgical Partners Int’l and has consulted throughout […]

Firing Sucks, Hiring Mistakes & The Lessons Learned

So over the past few weeks, we’ve had to make some firings. Mostly minor ones, having to let go of a few people here and there. We’re a small team of about 20, so it’s never fun… but sometimes it must be done! Generally, it involved junior developers & sales associates that […]

How To Get 185% Better Results From Your Job Advertisement (Part I)

I’ve wanted to write about the topic of job advertisements for some time now. It’s played such a HUGE role at RZ with achieving BIG TIME candidate results. I’ve noticed that the right job advertisement has positive impacts directly with our own hiring efforts, and with our clients as well […]

Why Your Talent Is Leaving

With new technologies emerging every year, one can argue that the job search never really ends. Human beings are always looking for the shinier object or something new, better, and more fulfilling. With new technologies growing exponentially, paired with how easily available it has become to access such technology, it […]

Hiring like a Googler

Yes, I know what you might be thinking. Why should I care about how Google hires, when I’m a restaurant recruiter and Google is a goliath software company? Two completely different industries, I get it. Well, I’ll leave you with the words of Pablo Picasso: “good artists copy, great artists […]

Line Cook Employee Turnover, a new epidemic?

So, I’m sitting on a bus right now traveling from Washington DC back to the office in New York City, and apologies because it’s definitely been a while since I’ve had a chance to post on our blog! We’ve been very busy with a slew of new clients, and its […]

The Restaurant Resume Search & My Experiences (Part I)

Finally, I have some down-time at 11PM at night to write about the most exciting and enthralling topic of all…the Restaurant Resume Search! CAUTION BEFORE YOU READ this is going to be a very long blog post, if you care not to read my rambling in these next few paragraphs just […]

Credit Card Fraud

Today’s video goes over Credit Card Frauds and the new Credit Card Fraud Liability shifts on October 15, 2015. Just recently I actually experienced credit card fraud on my new card! Pretty crazy, I had a bunch of unknown transactions on my card via online, at stores, pizza shops, food, […]

3 Simple Steps When Purchasing A POS System

Just other day I had the pleasure to speak to Bob Frazier from POS Advice, so that basically I learn more about POS Systems and how they can impact a restaurant. I then began to realize that a lot of restaurant owners and managers may find this material helpful, so […]

The Resume Database: The Positives and the Negatives

Imagine if you never had to write a job ad, and all you needed to do was to scroll through resumes to find a candidate, pick up the phone, schedule an interview, and get to it!  Imagine, all resumes located in one central location where you can EASILY glance through […]

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