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HOW IT WORKS

If you are a candidate looking for a position

Click on a wildlife icon related to the department you are looking for work in, scroll through to see current available positions.

If you find a position suited to you and you fit the criteria then apply by sending your CV in word format, a photo of you, minimum of 2 x written references and any related certificates (if applying for a Chef position submit your food portfolio) The correct email to use is cv@wilddreams.co.za

Please see at the bottom of the page for Cv writting tips and many commonly asked questions related to applying for Jobs.

You are welcome to add any additional information with your application.

You can expect to be contacted by Wild Dreams Recruitment within 7 working days, they may request more information from you and will check your references.

If you match the criteria for the position you applied for or any other positions then Wild Dreams will advise this and assuming you are interested and reference checks are successful, then your application will be sent to the client as soon as Wild Dreams has received feedback. Please note this can take different lengths of time and there is no need to contact us during this period as we guarantee to contact you as soon as we have the feedback.

Depending on if the client has shortlisted you and wants to proceed Wild Dreams will facilitate the process going forward which may involve an interview via phone, Skype or in person. If you have not be shortlisted you will be advised and your details will be kept in a database until any other suitable positions come in.

If you are shortlisted Wild Dreams will make sure you have all of the establishments details before the interview and will arrange the logistics of this.

Once you have interviewed you will be given feedback as soon as the client has given this to Wild Dreams, please do advise us your feedback after interviewing.

If you are offered the position you will be advised by us and should you wish to accept then we will send you any relevant paperwork from the client, sometimes this is done before you are on site but sometimes the employer will do this with you when you start work.

Wild Dreams will support you throughout the whole process and our aim is to make your wildest dreams come true and find the perfect position for you!

Candidates

More info...
WHAT DO I NEED IF I WANT TO APPLY FOR A JOB?
HOW MANY PAGES SHOULD MY CV BE?
DO’S AND DON’TS OF CV WRITING
See below answers to some common CV questions:

What if I haven’t worked yet? What reference can I list?

You can put someone as a character references such as your priest, educator, teacher (not a family member)

What should my photo be like?

: Your photo should be as smart and ‘professional' looking as possible
: It should be in colour; black and white copies don’t look very good
: It should be head and shoulders, not full body
: You should be wearing smart clothing
: You should be smiling and looking happy in the photo
: No drinks, cigarettes in the photo
: No other people in the photo, only you
: No sunglasses or caps
: Hair should be neat and tidy
: Make up should be applied well
: Not a selfie
: Ask someone you know with a camera to take a photo of you and email it to you if you don’t have a camera, photos taken with cameras are better quality than phones or use a good quality phone

If I’m applying for a Chef’s position what is a food portfolio?

A food portfolio is photos of dishes you have cooked and plated, these should be dishes you are very proud off and most importantly look amazing as they are photos showing your skills. You should try to include at least 2 x starters, 2 x main courses and 2 x desserts to showcase your range of talent for cooking and presenting dishes. If you would like to send more photo’s you can but this is the minimum amount you should be submitting.

What is a written reference?

- Before leaving any employer, you should request a written reference from your supervisor/manager, this letter should be on the company letter headed paper, with the person who is writing the references name and position and include all contact details and be signed by them. Remember the more reference letters you get the better so ask from every employer

What is a cover letter and what should it include?

A cover letter is basically motivation as to why a company should consider employing you but this needs to be kept very brief, sometimes people will do this as a separate letter to their Cv however the less paperwork the better so I suggest you do the cover paragraph as part of your Cv, this would be at the beginning of the Cv and include your experience/passion/enthusiasm for employment. I prefer to call this a ‘Cover Paragraph’
Here is an example of your ‘cover paragraph’:
I John Smith, am a highly experienced waiter, barman and butler. I have 5 Star experience looking after international guests from all over the world. I was promoted from a sculler position to a waiter and then also given the responsibility to offer a high-end butler service at a private villa. I feel my experience combined with my passion for the Hospitality industry will be an asset to any company and look forward to broadening my skills at a new company.

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