Pandemic vs Hospitality Recruitment

If you told me last week that I’d be canceling my highly anticipated trip to Costa Rica with my family, I would have laughed YEAH RIGHT! Today this is the reality many of us are facing.

In just one week we have seen governments issuing travel bans, closing borders, and airports, business being forced to temporarily close due to social distancing, and quarantine… all necessary and valid precautions to take so we can flatten the curve and protect our communities.

With all the news, opinions and memes of the internet, we have to remember the #1 rule: DO NOT PANIC! Use common sense, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and stay home.

On a personal note I am rather used to isolating myself because I already work from home so besides my daily F45 classes being canceled, not much has changed. Business, however, is being impacted as hotels are issuing a “HIRING FREEZE” for 2 months because of Coronavirus/ covid19.

With the complexities of work permits and immigration laws in the Caribbean, hotels need to consider that this Pandemic will pass and when it does, will they be prepared.

Hiring processes are long for roles requiring work permit holders. Between sourcing and screening candidates, multiple interviews with HR, hiring managers and higher-ups, employers still need to negotiate contracts, issue an offer while candidates need to prepare all necessary documents to then courier before submitting a work permit application. This whole process often will take 2 months anyways. If hotels issue a hiring freeze now and decide to revisit recruitment in 2 months’ time, they will only fall further behind.

I have had to notify many of my hotelier candidates who were being considered for roles that we are on hold for now, and will revisit later. I am happy to say that everyone is being more than understanding as they are feeling the effects at their properties as well. Occupancy rates are as low as 20% and will likely decrease as travel bans begin. Cayman Compass reported that there will be no inbound and outbound flights to the Cayman Islands as of Sunday, March 22nd for 3 weeks. Anyone arriving on the island by Sunday, March 22nd will have to self-quarantine for 2 weeks.

Now more than ever is the time for hotels to get to work, ensuring they have a strong team ready to increase revenues and provide unparalleled service when this pandemic passes because it will. Review your organizational structure and conduct a SWOT analysis with your team. What are your current Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats?

When has a strong team ever been a weakness?

Stay safe and sound everyone!

To discuss recruitment opportunities, email daniela@dcglobaltalent.com

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SHE WANTS TO MOVE: International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day to all women everywhere. I am so proud to be a female entrepreneur in a time where so many women are championing one another. This year is extra special to me because I am proud to be celebrating my featured in SHE WANTS TO MOVE, a book lead by Johanna Cabildo and her passion for uniting women all around the world.

“She Wants To Move” is a book co-authored by 186 women that champion the voice of ambitious females worldwide through a collaborated publication.

It gives me so much joy to know so many goal-getting women using their voices with confidence and turning their dreams into reality. This book is filled with women in abundance of grit, talent, and tenacity.

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You can expect to be inspired by all 186 coauthors to dream bigger and reach higher. This publication is a sweet reminder of how much we can achieve and how many people we can reach, working together 💗

The book showcases motivating success stories, relatable setbacks, and wisdom to encourage and inspire other women globally. This initiative is dedicated to empowering women to make progress mentally, financially, spiritually, and emotionally. “She Wants To Move” invites women of all ages to challenge themselves to move- move on, move forward and move together as a female community.

Daniela Correia
Daniela Correia, C.E.O. and Founder at D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Daniela Correia
New Video Interview Software – 2020 Vision

D.C. Global Talent Inc. has partnered with a video interview software and I am SOOOO excited!

Clients can now request to view one-way video interviews from shortlisted candidates. Candidates can also complete one-way video interviews when scheduling conflicts/ time zones are affecting availability to be live with ME.

Rest assured, all candidates will be screened by me, we may just be sending you a video interview to complete first. This is an awesome new feature and service because I can share links to videos with clients to review and rate.

For candidates, I have recorded personalized intro and outro videos so you feel like I’m right there with you.

BONUS! Videos are saved on the cloud so I can revert back in the future and get a refresher on candidate experiences.

Interested in recruitment services? Email daniela@dcglobaltalent.com

Love always,

Daniela Correia

C.E.O/ Founder at D.C. Global Talent Inc.

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January 2020, A reflection.

I cannot believe we’re almost over with January. There’s always such a high expectation for the start of the year and although D.C. Global Talent has had some great wins, I am still left feeling like I could have done more.

A huge goal for me in February is to focus on my “ONE THING” .. I literally didn’t know what my one thing was until I read The One Thing by Gary Keller and I HIGHLY recommend it to everybody!

The ONE THING is based on the focusing question, “what’s the one thing I can do today such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary” and be big and specific; like “what’s the one thing I can do to double sales in six months such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary” Keller talks about extraordinary results becoming possible when where you want to go is completely aligned with what you do today. Tap into your purpose and allow clarity to dictate your priorities. This is possible when we time block our ONE THING. Block time early in the day and block big chunks of it for no less than 4 hours. Lastly, protect your time block at ALL COSTS. The mantra is “Nothing and no one has permission to distract me from my ONE THING. He goes on to talk about the 3 commitments we have to make for ourselves and it’s all just amazing and I highly highly recommend.

One of my goals for January was to finish two books and I’m happy I did that but now I’m craving another read where I can learn more about productivity, effectiveness ….. Thinking I’ll probably reread 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People but if someone’s got another book they want to recommend- leave it below! 😜☺️☺️ 

Love always,

Daniela Correia

C.E.O/ Founder at D.C. Global Talent Inc.

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Chatting Social Media with Daniela Correia

Big thank you to Ohlinda Wear Boutique in Liberty Toronto for inviting me to speak at the first Cha Das Blogueiras✨

This event was built around empowering and uniting digital influencers in the Brazilian-Toronto community. I am in no way a digital influencer/ blogger but I’m all about female empowerment and supporting one another so of course, I agreed.

My favourite social platform is by far LinkedIn. I honestly cannot stress enough how important it is to encourage one another to use social media for more than engagement and likes. I think the biggest value in these platforms is the opportunity to truly build relationships and business.

Happy to have met these women who are building their brands and being unapologetically themselves. I am inspired!

Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Founder
Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Founder at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto
Guest Speaker at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto. Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Guest Speaker at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto. Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Guest Speaker at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto. Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Guest Speaker at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto. Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Cha Das Blogueiras
Cha Das Blogueiras at Ohlinda Wear
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Job Hunting Tips For Your Job Search!

Whether you’re a recent grad, in transition or exploring new career options, here are 7 job hunting tips to help with your job search.

1. A Great RESUME

I feel this goes without saying but I will list it here anyway. You cannot apply to a job with a poor resume.

Things to consider before submitting your resume.

  • Is your layout and spacing ok?
  • Have you saved file as a pdf?
  • Is your resume too long?
  • Is your objective short and too the point?
  • Have you clearly identified your strengths, achievements and experience?
  • Is your font professional?
  • Is your file name easy to read? Ie. FirstnameLastname, JobName/I.d.
  • Has a friend proofread your resume?

I think the best piece of advice I can give is to always personalize your resume to the job you are applying for. Make sure to read the job post/description carefully. If you have the skills and requirements listed for the job, ensure they are included in your resume. Remember that not all recruiters can read through hundreds of resumes a day. Most companies are using software with algorithms that will generate only resumes/candidates that “fit” the job requirements for the role. Having key words from the job description in your resume will ensure your resume gets picked up.

2. INDUSTRY Analysis 

Just because you’re in tech or finance does not mean you have to work for an I.T. or Finance company. If you’re passionate about CPG, Marketing, Sports, Hospitality, Health Care, Construction etc. GO SEARCH FOR JOBS WITHIN THAT INDUSTRY. You will wake up in the morning much happier knowing you are apart of something you have a personal connection with. Don’t settle for an industry you hate if you can be apart of an industry you love.

3. RESEARCH Companies

If you are somebody, who wants to be apart of an already BIG and established corporation then start by looking at career pages of organizations you already love. You’d be surprised to learn how many positions within your field are available. Many career pages give you the opportunity to create a profile and upload your resume into their database. You can also select the option of receiving alerts when jobs you want become available.

4. LinkedIn

I can’t say enough great things about LinkedIn. As an early adopter, I was able to identify myself as an HR professional and highlight my unique experience in different industries. Over the years I’ve been able to showcase my growth and expertise in the recruitment industry. I use LinkedIn as a platform to share my business, achievements, insights and more. LinkedIn provides free courses, communities and best of all – JOB POSTINGS! The LinkedIn job page allows you to identify roles and industries you’d be interested in learning about. Ensure you have a quality head shot on your profile and a strong bio. Once your profile is updated, start researching jobs, companies and people. Don’t be shy to reach out to someone who you feel would be a great mentor. What’s been most valuable about LinkedIn has been the friends and mentors I’ve met.

5. Connect with RECRUITERS

Find out which recruiters are working on jobs and industries you love. Reach out to them via email, linkedin or do it old school and give them a call. Recruiters love to hear from prospective candidates. Establish a personal relationship and they will be sure to remember you when a position that fits your experience becomes available.

6. Network, network and NETWORK

I love networking events! These events are usually held at fun and unique venues. Often they will have a panel of key note speakers, engaging talk tracks, great debate followed by a networking session. Use this time to meet new people. Exchange business card with those you build a connection with and follow up with them. It can be a coffee date or a phone call.

Networking does not have to be scary. You can network anywhere as long as you are open to it. You never know when you’re sitting next to your future boss or even business partner. Demonstrate interest in those who catch your attention. Learn from these people and allow them learn from you. Putting yourself out there allows people to get to know you. Its like the saying goes, “It’s not what you know, its who you know.”


Job hunting is a full time job. Remember to be patient and above all proactive. If you are applying every single day,  you are bound to find a job you love. Remember that finding the “perfect job” takes time but it has to start somewhere. Why not start today?

Happy Job Hunting! 

Love always,

Daniela Correia

C.E.O/ Founder, D.C. Global Talent Inc.