JobSeeker Career Tip: Follow Your Idols
Like most culinary professionals, your career idols are probably famous chefs, writers of engaging cookbooks, and savvy restaurateurs. How did they get such cool jobs? And, more to the point, how do you get a job like that? Read up on these extraordinary chefs (lots of info at StarChefs.com and in the Chefs to Know book), focusing on their early career and education instead of their fame and accolades. There you'll find inspiration for your own career path. By looking at the steps your idols took on the way to their great careers, you can begin to see the kind of jobs, research, and independent experience you'll need to explore on your way to the top. If you can plan where you want to be and map the steps it takes to get there, it won't be too long before you're an idol to someone else.