Candidate Testimonials

Working with Goodwin Hospitality was a wonderful experience in my career search and personal life. My recruiter was a great mentor and developmental coach in developing me for the workforce. He coached me and prepped me for the phone interviews and personal interviews. His attention to detail was amazing. I feel without his help I would have not been as prepared for my job interview process. I am pleased to say I am gainfully employed today as a Kitchen Manager this would not have been possible without the help and guidance from Mike. I would recommend Goodwin Hospitality to anyone excited about taking that next step and advancing their careers.


I have never had a search firm work so hard to get me the right position before. He accurately assessed my skills and worked really hard to find me the perfect match with a detailed interview process and superior knowledge of the food service industry. I really felt like he was on my team. He is not only thorough with his interview preparation, but he is creative and encouraging. He not only offered sage advice on how to present myself and what questions to ask, but he also gave me really valuable insight on constructing my Chef Tastings. I felt like I was really prepared for every meeting and face to face interview he scheduled for me. After two of my initial interviews did not result in me going further in the process, he took it harder than I did and was determined even more to find me something. The result was a position that is a perfect fit with a salary and bonus structure that was more than I was seeking. I could not be happier and more pleased with Goodwin. I felt supported and well taken care of and I don’t think I have ever had such a productive, engaged, and fruitful job search than this one.


I’ve always heard negative comments about using recruiters and head hunters. After my experience with Goodwin I have nothing but great things to say about the entire process! I will continue to recommend your team to everyone I know that’s looking for job placement and I can’t imagine anything they could have done better.


I just wanted to take some time to tell you how great my experience with your team was. I’ve worked with a recruiter once in the past, and never thought I would again. Your team changed my outlook on the process with their infinite amount of good advice and diligence. Although I chose a job offer that was not partnered with Goodwin, I will definitely refer friends and family to your services, and will be using Goodwin again in the future if ever needed.


I’ve recently been working with your team on seeking employment here in Los Angeles, CA. I recently moved to CA on a whim and have sought employment for a little over a month. It was then that your team contacted me and has been assisting me in my search. They have been a great help! I had never interviewed for management positions before as I am new to management. They taught me how to articulate my thoughts effectively and used constructive criticism to really help me. I have applied all the things I’ve learned from them into my interviews and it has proven to be effective. Without them, I would not have been able to have gotten as far as I have with my employment process. Not just far, but quickly. They are so effective in communicating and making sure we are up to speed on everything. I have already personally recommended Goodwin Hospitality to people I know seeking employment. If I am ever in need of employment again, Goodwin Hospitality would be the first place I go to. Thank you for the great services.


Thanks for all of the hard work that you put into finding me a new position in the restaurant industry. I have worked with a lot of recruiters in my 25+ years in this industry. You operated at a level that I have never seen before. I felt like a professional athlete with you as my agent. The dedication, communication, and constant encouragement was outstanding. The prep calls before my interviews was very helpful and I felt it put me a step above whatever competitor that I might have. The team that you have is the best I have ever had. I started my new position today. I am excited about it and feel it will be a good fit. I am thankful for having you as my recruiter in my new job/career search. If am ever in the job market again, I will be calling you. I don’t think anyone will be able to measure up to the bar that you have set. When the opportunity presents itself, I will use you as well as recommending you to anyone who asks or is looking for a job. I wish you continued success.


I just wanted to share with you how great your team was to work with. They were very professional at all times, and gave me great advice through my hiring process. I am proud to say with your team’s help, dedication, and time I am on my way to starting a promising career for myself.


I have been working with your team for the past two years. During this time I have been recruited by restaurateurs to move jobs and whenever I am in transition your team always gets me a solid pulse on what the market has to offer. They have never been unreachable or unprofessional and are a constant pleasure to interact with. They give me solid insight to what my options are and have even convinced me to interview with people that I never would have on my own and that has been a great learning experience. I am currently working with them again and after just three days am already scheduled to meet with some really solid leads and interviews. I am always talking to recruiters and head hunters to make sure I am getting my fair market value but no one comes close to your team’s tenacity and professionalism. Their demeanor and consistency is above and beyond what I could expect from someone that does this job. I truly feel lucky to have met them, as they have had a positive impact on my life.


I have kept a good relationship and still work with your team in my new position. I meant to tell you this when we last spoke but they are really great. Through the many years I have worked with them, they have been wonderful. I have worked with many recruiters in the industry, and your team is by far the best. They are trustworthy, honest, and professional.


I just would like to let you know that both recruiters I recently worked with on your team were amazing. They both were very instrumental in this process. I have learned a lot from this process and will recommend your services to anyone that I know that may need a job. Thank you for your help. In this stressful economy, your team made this a great experience.


I have been meaning to email you the last couple of weeks to let you know about an outstanding employee you have in your midst. I wanted to say thank you and show my appreciate for the time working with your team. Although I didn’t get connected to a opportunity though her I truly enjoyed our conversation, and I am very appreciative for her searching for me. I wanted you to know you have an exceptional employee on your team, as she has a calm, patient manner and was a great help to me when my frustration was at an all-time high. Her knowledge of sales and marketing and her remarkable problem-solving abilities are rare indeed. If the quality of a firm’s employees is an indication of future success, then Goodwin Hospitality has a very bright future.


I was recently contacted by two members of Goodwin Hospitality, which lead me to a job interview. I am writing to let you know how helpful and professional they were leading up to the interview. You have two great employees there who seem to genuinely care about who they contact. They’re not just trying to place another body. Their preparations were thorough and very helpful. I hope that I get the job and that I can refer others to her and your company.


What can I say to a man who put all his faith in me to find a wonderful opportunity with a great restaurant? I couldn’t have done this without all your help and support. Thank you a million times over. I truly mean that. I wanted to extend my gratitude.


Your efforts in the process have been highly instrumental in creating the success of this opportunity for us both, and I really appreciate that. If not for you, it is likely that I may never have found this path. So I say Thank you one more time. I will certainly remain in touch and let you know how things are going. I will also keep you in the back of my mind for future opportunities; perhaps I will be able to refer a candidate to you. I hope this time has been as enjoyable for you as it was for me, and I wish you the best for anything you continue to do. You have truly helped me.


Thank you for all you have done. I’ll be honest, my expectations were not that high when we first began speaking, but I remained open-minded and I’m glad I did. The past couple of months have truly been a small journey. I am excited about my new opportunity and I am motivated to begin this new chapter in my career and my life. I certainly have high goals for my development and success with my next company and can’t wait to start achieving them.


I’d like to recommend Goodwin Hospitality as a recruiter as they bring a special skill to the job, which is having a real concern for the candidate’s well being and they put this above everything else. During my recruiting process, Goodwin Hospitality followed up like no other recruiter has done in the past when I dealt with one and at all times they showed a genuine concern for my person and career. They are truly trustworthy, consistent, reliable and builds strong relationships with the people they work with.


I began working with a Goodwin Hospitality recruiter a couple of months ago when I applied for a training and development role. As someone who has worked with recruiters both as an employee of a recruiting firm and then as a candidate, I can confidently state that I worked with an excellent recruiter. They were always proactive in calling and emailing me, excellent at following up, and gave good advice and direction. They were always available as I went through the interview and then offer process. As I now begin my new career, I appreciate and am thankful for the strong and proactive approach to his role the recruiter took and the help they gave me during the process. I will always recommend my Goodwin Hospitality representative as a recruiter for anyone who is interested in the hospitality industry.


During my course of looking for a career, I have dealt with many recruiting agencies. This world likes to point out the bad in people, but never the good…well today is not one of those days. Goodwin Hospitality never made promises they couldn’t keep or mislead me in any way shape or form.


Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for everything you did for me in a difficult time. I have never worked with a recruiter before, and you made my first experience a memorable one. Your methods in how you listened to what I was looking for, and in how you guided me and armed me with the tools I need to get in front of the people I was looking to get in front of, was perfect. I have given your company name to two of my friends that are looking for new careers, and I hope they are smart enough to contact you. I hope I am never in need of your services again but if I am I will be contacting you again.


Wanted to send you a quick note to say how much I have appreciated what your company does.


Goodwin Hospitality coached me all the way to a contract offer I accepted. I am certain that I would not have gotten this job without your company. Goodwin Hospitality helped me before every interview and phone chat with industry advice, the knowledge of the specifics I needed for the job, and support and follow up advice with my decision process. Wanted to let you know I appreciate everything you have done for my professional career and I will be the first one to recommend Goodwin Hospitality as an A-List Hospitality Service.


I am writing to you regarding one of your associates. Goodwin Hospitality’ professionalism, honesty and knowledge helped guide me through the pressures of searching for employment. Goodwin Hospitality has outstanding representatives for your company and I look forward to continuing a relationship with Goodwin Hospitality in the future.


I just wanted to send you a quick “thank you” for the time you spent trying to cultivate job opportunities for me. I really enjoyed getting to know you. Although this opportunity did not pan out like we hoped, I am thankful that they gave me serious consideration and will use this as a shot of confidence as I enter other future interviews. The tips and suggestions you offered me were extremely helpful and I am sure I will continue to use them as I continue my search for a solid future.


In the meantime, I plan on continuing to work hard and hope to have the privilege of operating my own restaurant in the very near future. Thanks again for your guidance, keep in touch!


I would like to thank you for taking the opportunity to reach out to me and to express my sheer satisfaction not only with the process that Goodwin Hospitality has taken me through – but also the end result of what your company is providing for job seekers. I have had an extremely positive experience, and I will certainly refer anyone I can to work with your company through Goodwin Hospitality. Again, thank you and I do look forward to checking in with Goodwin Hospitality again in the future to update on my progress.


Thank you; you are a person of your WORD. You said you would keep me in mind and you did. This is a rare quality these days.


Now that the day is winding down I am still scratching my head in awe of what you were able to do for me. This was my first experience using a recruiter on my behalf and it was nothing short of amazing. I am very excited about the opportunity that is before me and I would be an idiot if I didn’t give credit where credit is due. It has been exactly two weeks to the day since you and I sat down. What an incredible turnaround time!!! I have been singing your praises to friends and family all day long. I just wanted to let you know how appreciative I am of everything that you and Goodwin Hospitality were able to do in getting me an interview. I won’t let you down and if I ever run across some good talent that is on the market I will certainly send them your way.


I would like to recommend Goodwin Hospitality to any professional wishing to find their “dream career.” Goodwin Hospitality was an invaluable contact during my career searching efforts. Goodwin Hospitality was professional from day one and I admire their can-do spirit and work ethic. I trust my recruiter to provide professional services and you should too! Goodwin Hospitality knows the industry and will do whatever it takes to get you where you want to be. Thank you so much for all you have done for me. I wish you much continued success in the future.


I would like to tell you how thankful I am to have come across your company. I thank you so much for all you’ve done for me and for helping me land the job. I don’t think I could have done it without you!


You’re terrific at what you do and I know you’re a great asset to your company. Thank you so much!


I want you to know I appreciate you and your commitment in me.


I wanted to take this time again to thank you for all the hard work you put forward in finding me more of an opportunity, rather than just another job. You have been extremely helpful as well as the most professional recruiter I’ve worked with in the last ten years. I hope you’ll always keep me in mind for future endeavors, as I am always looking for a brighter future. Feel free to call me anytime! I might possibly have at least two, if not three, more candidates that are looking to make a change to pass along to you. I’ll let you know. Again, it’s really been a pleasure. You’ll have to come by when you’re in town.


I just wanted to thank you and your company for helping me start my professional career. I really felt prepared and confident walking into my interview and ecstatic walking out with the job!! Thank you for your hard work and attention to detail, keep up the good work! I hope to see you during the opening.


Goodwin Hospitality responded quickly to my resume submission. The morning after my submission, I spoke with one of your recruiters. Goodwin Hospitality prepared me for tough interviews, in effect asking the toughest questions I ever faced from any restaurant interviewer. Because of this preparation, I handled my interviews very well, securing multiple job offers. He also took care to protect my salary range requests and each offer met at least the minimum and in some cases exceeded what we wanted. Goodwin Hospitality protected my interests and helped me obtain an excellent position with a fast-growing company at a higher than expected salary level. I highly recommend Goodwin Hospitality for any hospitality candidate seeking to improve their current position and salary. Goodwin Hospitality’s attention to detail was extraordinary and our debriefing at the end of each interview helped make the whole process clearer for me. Thank you for all your hard work – it definitely paid off!


Goodwin Hospitality put me in front of companies that seemed tailor-made for me. They gave me very good interview tips based on individual companies preferences/expectations. My recruiter was personable and professional and had excellent communication. I was very pleased with my recruiter and happy to be working with this company. This has been a very positive experience producing results and is the first place I would call when searching again.


My experiences with Goodwin Hospitality have been nothing but first rate. In a very tough food and beverage industry, it is truly a comfort and luxury knowing that a professional team such as Goodwin Hospitality is looking out for my best interests!


I have had the pleasure of working with Goodwin Hospitality twice, the first was when I was relocating to South Carolina and the second is my current search. Goodwin Hospitality conducted a very intensive interview in which they really took the time to find out my requirements for a position, salary and benefits. Goodwin Hospitality provided me all the information on the restaurant company, financials, menus and owners. They prepped me very well for the interviews and arranged for all my interviews and travel. In addition, Goodwin Hospitality assisted me and my family in locating short term housing, schools, and background on the area. I have again asked Goodwin Hospitality to assist me in my current search. Once again they took the time to clearly define my goals, salary and benefit requirements.Goodwin Hospitality could have sent me on numerous interviews but understands that would be a short term fix and will not achieve our goals. Goodwin Hospitality has sent me on two outstanding interviews both of which met all my goals. They prepped me very well and once again arranged for all the interviews. The most important aspect of my search has been the feedback by my recruiter. They have kept me well informed of the process and provided great feedback after each interview. I have worked with other recruiters in the past and the only conversations I have is when they have an immediate need. Goodwin Hospitality has formed a relationship with me and even when they don’t have a position Goodwin Hospitality would still call just to check in.


Just wanted to thank your team for being professional and genuine during my search. They listened to what my needs and concerns were and moved forward solely based on those, instead of their own personal gain. Staying in constant contact and being straight shooters separates your team from the others. Keep up the good work.


I have been in this business for many years, on both sides of the fence. I just thought I’d let you know that Goodwin Hospitality has one of the best recruiters that I have worked with.


I wanted to take the opportunity to say that Goodwin Hospitality’s employees are incredible. I have never felt a level of caring like this before from a recruiter. A Goodwin Hospitality employee called me three times in one day prior to the employee’s vacation to make sure I was fully setup before leaving. Goodwin Hospitality provided me with the best possible advice on how to answer questions during my interview. These employees are great assets to your company.


I appreciate your help in searching for a better opportunity. I have spoken to other recruiters in the past that seem only to want to sell you a job regardless of whether it fits the criteria or not. Thank you for trying to get some insight into what motivated me to put my resume out there and what type of opportunity might fit that. I will pass on your name to any of my colleagues that might be on the lookout for an opportunity.


I am so grateful to you for all of your hard work. I’ve never had an opportunity like this in my life and I feel so blessed. I am currently speaking to several friends with management experience to get them in contact with you. God bless you and again thank you for your hard work!


My name is Kristina Bolettieri. I hope it is not inappropriate to contact you. I have recently worked with your Texas office. He went above and beyond to guide me into an excellent position. He made himself readily available at all times. I was offered a position prior to attending the interview he had arranged for me and he used his experience in the restaurant industry to offer me excellent advice and to help me choose the best option for me personally. He continued, even after I accepted the offer, to answer my questions and offer his guidance and support. This was my first experience working with a recruiter and I was initially wary but Goodwin Hospitality has been fantastic throughout the entire process. So often attention is devoted to negative experiences but I feel very strongly that the positive should be noticed.


Thank you, I really appreciate everything done on my behalf. You were fantastic to interact with and very professional. I am just completely stoked for this new position its going to be a really awesome experience and I intend to make the most of this opportunity. I would really like to express my gratitude and most sincere just grateful humble heartfelt thanks to Goodwin Hospitality. Thanks again and if there’s anything I can do for you guys in the future please don’t hesitate to ask.


Thank you so much for reaching out! That is so cool that you announced my hiring to the team at Goodwin Hospitality!

I want to take a moment to make sure you know how AMAZING the Goodwin Hospitality Team is. I have worked with many many recruiters in my career and I have never ever ever ever had anyone take the time to make sure that I was prepared for every step of the way like they did. They definitely assisted a lot. They gave me information about every single that was going to come my way.


I was prepped for every interview with information about the people that were going to be interviewing me and we discussed possible (high likelihood) questions that were going to be asked, emailed me tons of great information about the company that I referenced back on every time . My recruiter not only helped me throughout the “business” portion of this 2 month process, but also acted like a friend to me. She was genuinely excited every time I called her after an interview to tell her how it went. She always asked about my girlfriend and how she was doing too, its the extra step that I never see recruiters take.


It’s people like that – that the world needs more of! It sounds like as the director of recruiting, you are their boss. Keep doing what you are doing because they are AWESOME! Thanks again for the congrats email!

My recruiter is awesome! She has been so helpful and is so nice. She really made me feel prepared and more confidant when it was interview time. I don’t think I would have done as well as I did without her! Thanks again!


This team was by far the best recruiters I have ever worked with. The professionalism and timely follow up was much appreciated through the entire process. You did an excellent job preparing me for my interview. It’s apparent that you has a great relationship with your clients. I just wanted to let you know. I have also forwarded your name and email address to several Hospitality professionals in need of a change.