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Hi - I am working on a startup and am very curious to hear thoughts from the industry.  How do you currently find work?  Is there anything that you would like to see improved in finding work?

 

Have you ever thought about using an APP to find full or part time work?  What about seasonal work?  What about even just one shift, when you are available – like on-demand work?

 

I would love to hear what you think!  Particularly if you are located in NYC.  

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Why are you reinventing the wheel? There are already apps out there such as monster.com and indeed.com. 

 

In terms of finding work, there are job boards, trade journals, the internet, the help wanted section of a newspaper, and professional networking which includes but is not limited to chefs and suppliers. Some cities and states may have unions and these unions will have job boards. 

 

With this being said, you might want to consider the possibility of offering a verification service for employers because people LIE on their resumes all the time. Even celebrity chefs and CEOs and the heads of government agencies have been known to lie. Robert Irvine for example worked for Food Network until they found out that he had was NOT a knight (because he kept referring to himself as "Sir" Robert Irvine. They also found that he had NOT made dinner for the Queen of England and the President of the United States. David Edmonson, the former CEO of Radio Shack, lied on his resume when he claimed to have degrees in Theology and Psychology. Michael Brown, former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), resigned after FEMA totally botched their emergency response in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. To get his job, Mr. Brown lied by claiming that he had directed  emergency services for the City of Edmund in Oklahoma. He also claimed to have worked at the University of Central Oklahoma as a professor, Neither of these were true. 

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I made a salad for President Reagan once. Can I put that on my resume?  I don't know if he actually ate it however.

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Why are you reinventing the wheel? There are already apps out there such as monster.com and indeed.com. 

 

In terms of finding work, there are job boards, trade journals, the internet, the help wanted section of a newspaper, and professional networking which includes but is not limited to chefs and suppliers. Some cities and states may have unions and these unions will have job boards. 

 

With this being said, you might want to consider the possibility of offering a verification service for employers because people LIE on their resumes all the time. Even celebrity chefs and CEOs and the heads of government agencies have been known to lie. Robert Irvine for example worked for Food Network until they found out that he had was NOT a knight (because he kept referring to himself as "Sir" Robert Irvine. They also found that he had NOT made dinner for the Queen of England and the President of the United States. David Edmonson, the former CEO of Radio Shack, lied on his resume when he claimed to have degrees in Theology and Psychology. Michael Brown, former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), resigned after FEMA totally botched their emergency response in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. To get his job, Mr. Brown lied by claiming that he had directed  emergency services for the City of Edmund in Oklahoma. He also claimed to have worked at the University of Central Oklahoma as a professor, Neither of these were true. 

 

 

Even this is re-inventing the wheel, as there are verification services already available to do that which you suggested.

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