Okay, I've graduated from school (with honours) and I'm in the middle of looking for that first job. My first choice would be to work in the catering field. I like work that is more project based.
So far, I have answered ads through Craigslist, Hcareers, All Chef Jobs, Monster and Workopolis. I managed to received one interview, but they were looking for a more experience person.
I have also done some cold call emails to catering companies in my area (Toronto, Canada).
My questions are:
1) Cold calls:
Should I be doing them, is it a waste of time?
Should I be only emailing my CV & cover letter or should I go in person to these catering companies or both?.
2) When I send my CV & cover letter, how long should I wait to follow up if I don't heard from these companies? What is the etiquette required in this kind of job search?
3) Or am I totally out to lunch...
In school they talked about creating your resume, cover letter and the various websites where you could find job listings. They did talk about pounding the pavement, but only in regards with working in a restaurant which I think most students were interested in.
Any kind of advice would be helpful. Thank you.