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lesanglierrouge

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I'm flying out to Vegas this week to do some job prospecting. I've mostly worked in smaller restaurants, so this is unfamiliar territory to say the least. What things could I do to help increase my chances of talking to someone personally about a position and reduce some of the bureaucratic drag of HR departments? What else should I consider?

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I'm flying out to Vegas this week to do some job prospecting. I've mostly worked in smaller restaurants, so this is unfamiliar territory to say the least. What things could I do to help increase my chances of talking to someone personally about a position and reduce some of the bureaucratic drag of HR departments? What else should I  consider?

Thanks

Salut, lesanglierrouge!

Since you are from Paris, France, perhaps you have references who know some of the French chefs who are now working in Las Vegas (par example, Savoy, Robuchon, Ducasse, Boulud, etc.).

Was there any particular reasons why you're considering Las Vegas, as opposed to some other cities in the US? Based on what I heard, working in a restaurant at one of the Las Vegas casinos is unionized. I know of one eGullet member who can give you more information. Perhaps, it's best to continue this through the Private Message (PM) system, okay??


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My roomate is a German chef who studied in Switzerland and the best he's been able to do was working at MAndalay on all of their internal kitchens... room chef, catering, employee dining room...

It is unionized, but that has it's pros and cons... wages and benefits aren't horrible.

From what I've heard from our friends, MGM/Mirage isn't too bad to work for. (my roommate worked at Mandalay before MGM/Mirage took over)

Best advice is network.. go tot he restaurants and talk to people...

oh and check Job Flash

that is the single website 90 % of the casino corporations use to do their hiring


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Thanks!

I've now officially moved and am officially employed. It was actually easier than I thought. The worst part was filling out the hotel's online anal probe application.

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I've now officially moved and am officially employed. It was actually easier than I thought. The worst part was filling out the hotel's online anal probe application.

Yeah, I remember that application, hopefully I'll never have to fill it out again...its all transfers from now on! (Slightly less paperwork)

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